Washington state working on what comes after a cyberattack

Washington state working on what comes after a cyberattack

Federal and the state governments should emphasize planning for recovering after a cyberattack rather than focusing so much on preventing the attacks, the commander of Washington National Guard’s cyber unit has told a Senate committee.

Energy executives press for security clearances to fight cyberattacks

Energy executives press for security clearances to fight cyberattacks

The Energy Department must give companies adequate security clearances so they can provide information about cyberattacks as well as get data on what the government and other companies know about combatting attacks, top energy company executives told a Senate committee Tuesday.

Senate probe into Russian influence moves onto interviews

Senate probe into Russian influence moves onto interviews

The Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will move into the interview phase next week, with 20 people expected to talk to Senate investigators about Russia’s role in President Donald Trump’s win and possible ties to the campaign, the heads of the committee said Wednesday.

Senate probe into Russian influence moves onto interviews

The Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will move into the interview phase next week, with 20 people expected to talk to Senate investigators about Russia’s role in President Donald Trump’s win and possible ties to the campaign, the heads of the committee said Wednesday.

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Trump Policy for Afghanistan Still Not Clear

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have told Afghanistan’s leaders that the United States will stand by its commitment to the security of Afghanistan, but what that means in policy terms has not been defined.

Thousands protest against travel ban outside White House

Protesters carried signs welcoming Muslims and disparaging the Trump administration. One sign said, “Respect existence or expect resistance;” a yellow poster had the message, “Will trade one ‘tyrant’ president for 50,000 refugees.”

Supreme Court considers charges of unlawful detention after 9/11 

Attorneys in a long-standing civil rights lawsuit argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and other high-level Bush administration officials should be held accountable for “unlawful policies” that resulted in the detention of over 700 Muslim immigrants following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Obama should free all Guantanamo detainees, protesters say

On the 15-year anniversary of terrorism suspects being imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, protesters Wednesday demanded that Congress close the detention facility and urged President Barack Obama to release the remaining detainees before he leaves office Jan. 20.

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