26 Mar 2020

White House Releases National Strategy for 5G Security

This week, the White House released a 7-page policy document that outlines its national strategy for a secure 5G network across the United States, outlining how the nation will efficiently safeguard the new wireless infrastructure domestically and internationally. The document also sets forth the US’s vision for how the technology

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24 Mar 2020

White House pushes for more telework as first DOD contractor dies because of COVID-19

The White House has announced that government agencies must utilize technology to support teleworking capabilities after COVID-19 took its first victim from the Pentagon. The memo, which was issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), states that agencies should be taking steps to ensure that employees can work

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17 Mar 2020

Government Partnership Offers Cash Prizes for AI Tools That Support Coronavirus Research

The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) was recently created to work on developing vaccines and cures for the ongoing pandemic. The White House and industry partners announced that CORD-19 will offer a new data repository that allows all to gain access to the best research on the coronavirus effort. The

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27 Feb 2020

White House Touts a Year of AI Initiatives in Roundup Report

On Wednesday, the White House released a report on progress in the development of artificial intelligence technologies over the past year after announcing a big push in the industry in 2019. The White House Office of Science and Technology released a 2019 report that highlights achievements within the field, detailing

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17 Jan 2020

White House ‘broke law’ by withholding Ukraine aid, says watchdog

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled that by withholding financial aid from Ukraine, the Trump administration broke the law. President Trump is being accused of freezing aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival, and Ukraine has since opened a probe into separate allegations linked to the impeachment

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24 Oct 2019

Senior Infosec Staffer Resigns, Says White House On Track To Be Hacked Again

Dimitrios Vastakis, a branch chief of the White House computer network defense who resigned from his post earlier this week, warns that the White House “is posturing itself to be electronically compromised once again” as the result of recent measures that greatly undermine the security posture of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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25 Jul 2018

White House suspends practice of publishing summaries or transcriptions of Trump meetings with foreign leaders

Ending a common practice by both Republican and Democratic administrations, the White House announced the indefinite suspension of their practice of publishing publicly-available summaries of presidential meetings (phone calls, summits, etc.) with foreign leaders. The “readouts” served as the only formal acknowledgement of phone calls between leaders, but have not

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13 Feb 2015

Executive Order — Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. In order to address cyber threats to public health and safety, national security, and economic security of the United States, private

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