White House Tried Barring Senior Lawmakers From Blaming Russia for Cyber Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The White House attempted to prevent top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees from publicly confirming the Russian government was behind the recent cyber attacks against political computer systems. Senior administration officials, including White House Chief of Staff The…

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HHS Needs a Coordinated Cybersecurity Strategy, CHIME Exec Tells Lawmakers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Testifying before a House subcommittee, the board chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives also cautioned against making the HHS chief information security officer a presidential appointment. Coordination, not organizational reporting structure, should be the focus of federal efforts…

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Lawmakers Push to Make US Cyber Command a Top Military Command

Officials and business leaders in Maryland are backing a proposal to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command — one of 10 charged with carrying out missions around the world — a move they hope will bring prestige and more jobs to the state. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger…

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Lawmakers question cybersecurity after alleged CIA hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans There are new questions surfacing about the email habits of top government officials after reports that some teenage hackers may have broken into accounts of the heads of the CIA and Homeland Security. The self-proclaimed suspect says he represents a few…

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Funding for international rail/border station finalized, say NY lawmakers

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption:  1863 Customs House Over $16 million in grant money has been freed up to support the completion of an international rail station in upstate New York, according to federal and local lawmakers. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Niagara Falls, NY Mayor Paul…

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