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McCain lambastes Obama cyber strategy, urges sanctions in letters to senior officials

In letters to senior members of the Obama administration, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the president's cybersecurity strategy and argued for the use of sanctions against the Chinese government.

Obama vetoes Defense authorization bill

President Obama wielded veto power Oct. 22 — refusing to sign a $612 billion appropriation bill to fund the Defense Department. It marks the fifth time the president has vetoed legislation in his two terms.

High-performance computing, precision medicine top priorities in White House strategy

President Obama on Oct. 21 rolled out an updated "Strategy for American Innovation" — replacing the strategy last revised in 2011 with one that further leverages information technology to advance the nation. 

After cyber pact, China-affiliated actors continue to target US businesses for cyberespionage, finds report

Just one day after reaching a landmark agreement aimed at preventing state-sponsored cyber intrusions, China-affiliated actors hacked U.S. companies with the intent to steal intellectual property and trade secrets, according to analysis by cybersecurity company CrowdStrike.

'Credible threats' the best form of defense in cyberspace, expert tells Congress

"We need to make credible threats. We need to have countries believe that we will respond with some punitive action," James Andrew Lewis, director of the strategic technologies program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told lawmakers.

US, China reach cybersecurity agreement, commit to regular dialogue

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly announced today a broad agreement on cybersecurity terms between their nations, including unexpected considerations focused on protecting intellectual property.

Obama directs 1% pay bump for federal workers, 1.3% increase for military members

Federal civilian employees and military members will see a modest pay raise in the new year, according to an Aug. 28 letter from President Obama to Congress.

UN-supported cyber norms dictate peace-, wartime-behavior

A U.N. group has agreed to a set of "cyberspace rules of the road," dictating international cyber relations.

New federal partnership seeks to improve global community resilience to climate change impacts

The Climate Services for Resilient Development public-private partnership was launched with more than $34 million in financial and in-kind contributions from the federal government and seven other institutions and governments.

Obama directs agencies to encourage antibiotic-free meat in federal cafeterias

President Obama wants to make sure federal workers don't become resistant to antibiotics and he's starting in the cafeterias. Obama directed agencies to encourage use antibiotic-free meat and poultry in their cafeterias in a June 2 memo. He stopped short of mandating the practice, though.