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Executive order meant to apply internationally, says Schwartz

The executive order issued by the White House Feb. 13 will enable private sector companies to better share cybersecurity threat information, whether they're domestic or international entities.

Obama issues executive order on cyber threat information sharing

President Obama signed an executive order Feb. 13 that aims to enable private sector companies to better share cybersecurity threat information with each other and government. 

The president's 2016 budget request: USPS proposals

The budget request says USPS could save $36 billion over 11 years, by utilizing ideas from several postal reform bills from both sides of the aisle that have failed to make their way through Congress.

The president's fiscal 2016 budget request

Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion fiscal 2016 budget request that includes about $1.1 trillion in discretionary spending and a 1.3 percent pay increase for federal workers, says White House budget documents released Feb. 2.

Spotlight: Obama urges Congress to act on cyber legislation in SOTU

President Barack Obama urged legislators to act on cybersecurity legislation during his Jan. 20 State of the Union address. 

SOTU: Obama will veto any bills that threaten his affordable healthcare and immigration policies

President Obama once again flexed his executive muscles in his penultimate State of the Union speech Tuesday night, though not through promises of executive orders like he did last year. This year Obama promised to veto any bills that would undo the his healthcare and immigration policies.

House OKs bill requiring agencies to implement rules in cheapest possible way

The House Jan. 13 passed a bill by a 250-175 vote that would require agencies to choose the least costly way to implement new rules, but President Obama has signaled that he would veto it.

White House rolls out data privacy, cybersecurity proposals before SOTU speech

President Obama will preview several measures to strengthen digital privacy and cybersecurity in a scheduled late morning address Jan.12 at the Federal Trade Commission, before he formally unveils them during his State of the Union speech next week, the White House said.

Obama boosts judicial confirmation rate with record lame duck confirmations

The Senate has confirmed 89 of President Obama's judicial appointees in 2014 – a record number of confirmations in the post-election lame duck session, according to analysis from the Brookings Institution. His judicial confirmation rate now exceeds that of previous two-term presidents Bush and Clinton.

FBI fingers North Korea in Sony hack, Obama calls it 'cyber vandalism'

The FBI issued a statement Dec. 19 attributing the widely-publicized and costly cyber intrusion at Sony Pictures to North Korean-backed hackers. The agency's four-week investigation definitively found "the North Korean government is responsible for these actions," said an agency press release.