Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Executive Order Charting a New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks

Via Teleconference 5:36 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hi, everyone.  Good afternoon, and thanks for joining us on short notice.  Today’s call will be on background, attributed to a “senior administration official,” and contents will be embargoed until 6:30 p.m. tonight. With that, I’m happy to turn it over to our speaker. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Thank you so…

Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  The United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy.  The Federal Government…

FACT SHEET: President Signs Executive Order Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. Recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and the Colonial Pipeline incident are a sobering reminder that U.S. public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity from both nation-state actors and cyber criminals. These…

Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and President López Obrador of Mexico Before North American Leaders’ Summit

East Room 5:23 P.M. EST PRESIDENT BIDEN:  All right, please sit down.  Well, it’s an honor — I assume this is on.  It’s an honor to — to welcome our two closest neighbors to the White House today: President López Obrador and Prime Minister Trudeau.  I want to thank them for joining me in this first North…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger’s Travel to Japan

From November 15-17, Deputy National Security Advisory for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger traveled to Japan to continue the Biden-Harris Administration’s coordination with international partners to advance cybersecurity, promote responsible state behavior in cyberspace, and chart a 21st century course for cybersecurity and emerging technology. The United States and Japan are committed to deepening our Alliance and to fulfilling its…

Joint statement to Leaders from the United States’ Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Dear President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau: Science, technology, and innovation (ST&I) are fundamental to economic growth and competitiveness in global markets, as well as the future prosperity and security of the United States of America (U.S.) and Canada. That is why we met most recently on November 3, 2021, to discuss U.S.-Canada shared priorities…

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Advances Economic and Public Health Opportunities for Tribal Communities

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) is a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure and economic competitiveness. For far too long, Washington policymakers have celebrated “infrastructure week” without ever agreeing to build infrastructure. The President promised to work across the aisle to deliver results and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. After the President put…

President Biden Announces Additional Nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve in key roles: Elizabeth H. Richard, Nominee for Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large Robert P. Storch, Nominee for Inspector General of the Department of Defense Sharon Bradford…

A Proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, 2021

For decades, Registered Apprenticeships have been a reliable pathway to the middle class.  Apprenticeships train workers for good jobs and allow them to earn while they learn. These educational experiences are especially important for workers who did not attend college, as they provide these workers with the type of specialized training needed for the jobs…

Readout of President Joe Biden’s Participation in the APEC Virtual Leaders’ Meeting

Today President Joseph R. Biden Jr. participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Virtual Leaders’ Meeting hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand. Leaders endorsed the Aotearoa Plan of Action for an economic agenda that delivers for our workers, families, and businesses. During the meeting, President Biden underscored his commitment to strengthening our relationship…

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