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Security clearance background checks should take three days, Rep. Will Hurd says

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

“I never thought I would have to work on such a basic issue as this," the Texas Republican says about the federal security clearance process, which is still working on a large backlog of applications.

Congressional pressure builds for White House to share classified cyber authorizations

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The House voted in favor of ordering the Trump administration to release the classified memorandum that made it easier for the Pentagon to run offense cyber-operations against U.S. adversaries.

U.S. ramping up offensive cyber measures to stop economic attacks, Bolton says

by Shannon Vavra • 6 months ago

It's the first time a White House official has publicly acknowledged that defense authorizations approved last year go beyond election security measures.

Bolton confirms offensive cyber-operations conducted to protect midterms

by Greg Otto • 1 year ago

The national security adviser said it was “too soon to tell” whether the offensive was affecting adversary behavior.

Ex-DHS official on PPD-20 repeal: Consider potential blowback to private sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

Suzanne Spaulding says the U.S. government should carefully consider the potential private-sector repercussions of conducting offensive cyber operations.

White House announces federal cyber strategy, vows to go on offensive

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The White House on Thursday announced a new governmentwide cybersecurity strategy in an effort to raise federal network defenses but also go on the offensive more when U.S. interests are threatened.

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