Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure

The Biden Administration is taking steps to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated cyber threats. As a pilot of the Administration’s broader cybersecurity initiative planned for multiple critical infrastructure sectors, today the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing a 100-day plan to improve the cybersecurity of our nation’s electric infrastructure. This is a coordinated…

Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger on SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Incidents

The Biden Administration convened two Unified Coordination Groups (UCGs) to drive a whole of government response to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange incidents. Due to the vastly increased patching and reduction in victims, we are standing down the current UCG surge efforts and will be handling further responses through standard incident management procedures.  The innovations…

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Japan Competitiveness and Resilience (CoRe) Partnership

Read more about the U.S. Japan Climate Partnership here The United States and Japan pledge to revitalize our Alliance and make practical commitments to fulfill its potential. Together we will advance innovation, end this pandemic and protect the world from future ones, combat the climate crisis, and enhance our people-to-people ties. Through these concrete initiatives, the…

Remarks by President Biden on Russia

4:56 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, folks.  Thanks for coming over.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Earlier this week, I spoke with President Putin of Russia about the nature of our relationship — the relationship between our two countries.  And I was candid and respectful; the conversation was candid and respectful.  Two great powers with significant responsibility…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 15, 2021

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:52 P.M. EDT MS. PSAKI:  Hi everyone.  All right.  Okay, I have a couple of items for you — all of you at the top.  Today we are announcing the release of $39 billion of American Rescue Plan funds to states, territories, and Tribes to address the child care crisis…

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.…

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