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Audio: White House IT officials discuss Cybersecurity National Action Plan, priorities in fiscal 2017 budget request

The Obama administration's top information technology officials talked this afternoon about the latest proposed federal budget and its cybersecurity focus. 

Senior administration officials stare down 'lame duck' status, tout cyber priority setting in fiscal 2017 budget request

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.

The president's 2017 budget request: Federal information technology

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.

White House unveils broad strategy for strengthening cybersecurity

President Obama unveiled a sweeping cybersecurity strategy Feb. 9, which directs his administration to implement a series of "near-term actions" to enhance the nation's cybersecurity.

Report: Pro-Palestine Twitter account dumps hacked DHS staff directory, alleges DOJ next

On Sunday a Twitter account leaked a staff directory of more than 9,000 alleged Homeland Security Department employees, according to  Vice 's Motherboard.

Cobert emphasizes commitment, cooperation on heels of subpoena for OPM breach documents

Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Beth Cobert stressed her dedication to improving IT security and cross-government collaboration during a Senate confirmation hearing last week. 

Nation state actors dominate the changing cyberthreat landscape in new report

Global conflicts have emerged as the preeminent driver of cybersecurity threats, eclipsing attacks by individual, private actors that were often driven by financial motives, according to Crowdstrike's 2015 Global Threat Report.

Clapper: Cyber is the top threat to the nation

For the last three years, the Director of National Intelligence has ranked "cyber" the number-one threat to national security, said DNI James Clapper during a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy Jan. 29.

Spotlight: Former NRC employee pleads guilty to spear-phishing attempt

A former scientist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission pleaded guilty to a federal crime Feb. 2, admitting he targeted former coworkers in a spear-phishing campaign in an attempt to infiltrate Energy Department networks.

Administration to pursue more dialogue on Wassenaar Arrangement, won't rule on implementation yet

In response to more than 250 comments from stakeholders on a Commerce Department-proposed rule, the administration has decided not to issue a final rule on its plans to implement updates to the Wassenaar Arrangement until at least one more round of public comments has concluded.