President Biden today signed a new national security memorandum (NSM) that aims to better protect U.S. critical infrastructure sectors by enlisting U.S. intelligence agencies to ramp up their sharing of threat data across multiple levels of government and with private-sector critical infrastructure providers.

The Biden-Harris administration, through the Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Economic Development Administration (EDA), today announced the designation of 31 technology hubs across the country as part of the first phase of the new Tech Hubs program.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is requesting public input on how to improve the collection, use, and transparency of criminal justice data at the state, local, Tribal, and territorial level (SLTT).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in its annual report on governmentwide improper payments – defined as payments that shouldn’t have been made or were made for  incorrect amounts – jumped to 7.2 percent in Fiscal Year 2021 with the increase driven in part by soaring rates of unemployment insurance fraud during the coronavirus pandemic.

The White House’s August 25 cybersecurity meeting between administration officials, tech-sector and other private-company CEOs, and representatives of the education and insurance sectors yielded a long list of big-dollar corporate commitments to improve security, and the pledges of educational institutions to offer programs that aim to help swell the size of the U.S. cybersecurity workforce.

White House national security staff took the Biden administration’s strategic thinking on ransomware prevention to the local government mayors this week, as administration advisors continued to work through a long list of policy items aimed at curbing the attacks and making them less profitable.

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