Office of the National Cyber Director

The Office of the National Cyber Director was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, as well as President Joe Biden’s nomination and Senate confirmation of John Christopher Inglis as the first National Cyber Director. The National Cyber Director serves as a principal advisor to the President on cybersecurity policy and…

Remarks by President Biden at Grassroots Event with Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Highlands ParkArlington, Virginia (October 26, 2021) 8:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Virginia!  (Applause.)  AUDIENCE:  We love Joe!  We love Joe!  We love Joe! THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  My name is Joe Biden, and I’m Jill Biden’s husband.  (Applause.)  It’s great to be with you all.  I really mean that.  First off,…

President Biden Announces Key Nominations

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve in key roles: Steven Cliff, Nominee for the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Donald Armin Blome, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Peter Beshar, Nominee for General Counsel of the…

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Emerging Latino Leaders Across the Biden-Harris Administration

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans September 15 to October 15, the Presidential Personnel Office asked several emerging Latino leaders across the Biden-Harris Administration to share their current work and their motivations to serve. We are proud to highlight the following young political appointees working to advance the President’s agenda. Responses have been…

Joint Statement of the Ministers and Representatives from the Counter Ransomware Initiative Meeting October 2021

Having gathered virtually on October 13 and 14 to discuss the escalating global security threat from ransomware, we the Ministers and Representatives of Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, European Union, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania,…

Background Press Call on the Virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative Meeting

Via Teleconference (October 12, 2021) 12:31 P.M. EDT MODERATOR: Thank you. And thanks, everyone, for joining. We’re going to be discussing today the virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative meetings that are being facilitated by the White House National Security Council this Wednesday and Thursday. The call will be on background, attributable to “senior administration officials,” and the contents will…

FACT SHEET: Ongoing Public U.S. Efforts to Counter Ransomware

This week the National Security Council is facilitating an international counter-ransomware event with over 30 partners to accelerate cooperation on improving network resilience, addressing the financial systems that make ransomware profitable, disrupting the ransomware ecosystem via law enforcement collaboration, and leveraging the tools of diplomacy to address safe harbors and improve partner capacity. Ransomware incidents…

Bills Signed: S. 1828 and S. 1917

On Friday, October 8, 2021, the President signed into law:  S. 1828, the “Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks Act of 2021” or the “HAVANA Act of 2021,” which authorizes payments to specified agency personnel and their families for brain injuries that incurred from hostilities while on assignment. Thank you to Senators Collins, Warner, Rubio, Shaheen,…

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