Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Russia

Via Teleconference 9:36 A.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hi everyone.  Thanks for joining us this morning.  We’re going to be on background today, with comments attributed to “senior administration officials,” and the contents of this call are going to be embargoed until its conclusion.  We have three speakers today for you.  [Redacted.]  [Senior administration official], we’ll turn…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 14, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:37 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Okay.  Happy Wednesday.  It feels like it should be later than Wednesday in the week.  I may be the only one who feels that way. Okay, a couple of items for you all at the top.   Today, the Department of the Treasury announced the…

Statement from Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger on New Microsoft Exchange Patches

Cybersecurity is a top priority for the Biden Administration and we’re committed to sharing actionable and timely information to help the American public operate safely online. Microsoft released a set of Exchange patches today that are critical. We urge all owners and operators of Microsoft Exchange Servers to apply these latest patches immediately. The U.S.…

Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on National Cyber Director and CISA Director Nominations

Today, President Biden took another important step forward in strengthening our nation’s cyber capability. He announced his intent to nominate Chris Inglis as National Cyber Director and Jen Easterly as the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency. If confirmed, Chris and Jen will add deep expertise, experience and leadership to our world-class cyber team, which…

President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Key Members for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate key leadership for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; John Tien for Deputy Secretary, Jen Easterly for Director of Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Ur Jaddou for Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Chris Magnus for Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border…

President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States

President Biden will today issue an executive order forming the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, comprised of a bipartisan group of experts on the Court and the Court reform debate. In addition to legal and other scholars, the Commissioners includes former federal judges and practitioners who have appeared before the…

President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Key Members for the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Ronald Moultrie for Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security, Michael J. McCord for Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), and Michael Brown for Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment. Ronald Moultrie, Nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security…

Statements by Press Secretary Jen Psaki & Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber Anne Neuberger on Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities UCG

Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: Last week the National Security Council (NSC) established a Unified Coordination Group (UCG), a task force composed of representatives from the FBI, CISA, and ODNI, with support from the NSA, to drive a whole-of-government response to the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. On Monday, the NSC convened a UCG…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Administration’s Response to the Microsoft and SolarWinds Intrusions

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you, everyone, for joining us this afternoon.  This call is going to be on background, attributed to a “senior administration official.”  And the contents of this call will be embargoed until its conclusion. With that, I’m happy to turn this over to our speaker, [senior administration official].  Over to you. SENIOR…

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