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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly stressed the importance of working together to combat cyber warriors at his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly said that incumbent Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was “on to something” when he reached out to Silicon Valley companies for best cybersecurity practices.






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Rep. Will Hurd delivers  the congressional keynote at MeriTalk's Palo Alto Networks Federal Forum on Sept. 2, 2016. (Photo: MeriTalk)
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Photo: INSA)

In a hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that the unclassified version of the executive-mandated report on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election is scheduled to be released early next week and will “push the envelope” to provide the public with as much information as possible.






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In less than a month, the 115th Congress will begin legislative business, giving congressional freshmen the first opportunity to exercise their new positions. Among those freshmen are industry members, former government employees, and nonprofit founders whose technology backgrounds make them the new faces to watch for IT legislation in the coming years.






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Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, calling for a Select Committee on Cybersecurity that would be able to cross the jurisdictional lines of more than 80 committees and subcommittees in order to “investigate pressing cybersecurity matters.”






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A lack of clear technology policy established during Donald’s Trump’s campaigning and preparations as president-elect is making it difficult to determine what the future of tech policy is going to look like, according to experts speaking at an Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) panel on Thursday.






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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, shown in 2014, said Monday, "“It defies belief that somehow Republicans in the Senate are somehow reluctant to review Russian tactics or ignore them.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opened a news conference on Monday saying that recent allegations of Russia’s interference in the presidential election as well as the White House’s announcement of additional election cybersecurity investigations should be treated in a bipartisan manner.






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