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State, DoD counter terrorism online



State, DoD counter terrorism online
Earlier this month, the State Department provided an update on their Global Engagement Center, which was established this spring after the signing of Executive Order 13721.  The Center is an interagency entity charged with coordinating U.S. counterterrorism messaging to foreign audiences, and replaced the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. The… Read More

News You Can Use: 07/27/16



News You Can Use: 07/27/16
National Security Latest DHS Push in Silicon Valley: Drones for Border Patrol, Nextgov White House Mulls Big Nuclear Policy Changes, and Lawmakers Speak Up, Defense News Pentagon says proposed Russian deal in Syria is ‘not based on trust’, The Washington Post How War and Crisis Help Spread Diseases Like Zika,… Read More

DHS partnership to combat human trafficking



DHS partnership to combat human trafficking
Last week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new partnership between their Blue Campaign and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General to raise awareness about human trafficking. Blue Campaign Chair Maria Odom, said “The Blue Campaign is honored to work alongside the Virginia Office of the Attorney… Read More

Directive focuses on cyber incident coordination



Directive focuses on cyber incident coordination
Today the White House released a Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-41) focused on U.S. cyber incident coordination. PPD-41 sets forth principles governing the federal government’s response to any cyber incident, whether involving government or private sector entities. The new directive also establishes lead federal agencies, lays a structure for coordinating broader… Read More

News You Can Use: 07/22/16



News You Can Use: 07/22/16
National Security ‘Secure’ Texas Border Still Elusive Year Into $800M Mission, Associated Press America’s Nukes Aren’t Safe in Turkey Anymore, Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton Is Said to Seek National Security Experience for Vice Presidential Pick, The New York Times Pentagon Wants to Automate Social-Media Checks on Clearance Holders, Defense One… Read More

Treasury discusses cybersecurity in banking



Treasury discusses cybersecurity in banking
On Tuesday, members of the  Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) met to discuss cybersecurity policy issues in the financial sector. The FBIIC is made up of 18 federal and state financial regulatory organizations, and is chaired by the Treasury Department. The FBIIC meets regularly to coordinate cybersecurity strategy… Read More

News You Can Use: 07/20/16



News You Can Use: 07/20/16
National Security US government looks to private sector for Zika tools, DevEx Impact France needs its own National Counterterrorism Center, Brookings Defense Intelligence Agency is Scoping Out Social Media Background Checkers, Nextgov GOP convention starts with a focus on national security, Benghazi, Military Times Cybersecurity Army Cyber Command hits key… Read More

News You Can Use: 07/18/16



News You Can Use: 07/18/16
National Security National security officials admit they’re worried about violence at upcoming conventions, The Week In the Age of ISIS, Who’s a Terrorist, and Who’s Simply Deranged?, The New York Times The Iran deal: Off to an encouraging start, but expect challenges, Brookings Remarks at Public-Private Sector Roundtable Discussion on… Read More

Public and private sector discuss Zika



Public and private sector discuss Zika
On July 13, the State Department hosted a public-private sector roundtable discussion on the Zika virus. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and Deputy Homeland Security Adviser Amy Pope opened the discussion. Higginbottom and Pope both spoke on the “growing public health emergency” that is already… Read More