Obama said keeping America safe isn't just about bolstering security on the ground, in the air or at sea – "it also requires us to bolster security online."
Obama administration officials challenged the idea that the president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress is dead on arrival during a Feb. 9 briefing.
President Barack Obama rolled out his fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress on Feb. 9, which included more than $19 billion, or a roughly 35 percent increase, from fiscal 2016, in funding for cybersecurity to support the president's Cybersecurity National Action Plan.
As part of the U.S. Secret Service's protective mission, officers rely on radios for their day-to-day security operations. But a recent audit found those radios are in need of an upgrade.
In a blog post, which primarily recapped the White House's 2015 cybersecurity record, the administration also hinted at upcoming policy announcements.
Over the weekend President Obama unveiled a new initiative aimed at empowering American students to learn computer science.
It's been one year since the White House launched its Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to study the health records and DNA of 1 million volunteers. In his fiscal 2016 budget request, the president earmarked $215 million across agencies for the program.
A congressional report on the handling of Freedom of Information Act requests drew largely on testimonials from agency staff, watchdogs and requesters, and cast an unfavorable light on the state of openness and transparency in the federal government.
The White House has a strategy to better position the U.S. government to support international cybersecurity standards.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Dec. 15 that aims to reform the Senior Executive Service by streamlining hiring and onboarding, increasing rotations and raising the spending cap on performance awards to government executives.