BREAKING: CIA Director Petraeus resigns
November 9th, 2012
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: CIA Director Petraeus resigns

(CNN) - CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama, citing personal reasons, a U.S. government source told CNN.

The source said Petreaus admitted to an extra-marital affair.

In a statement issued Friday, he said: "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."

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Filed under: David Petraeus • President Obama
9/11 Commission co-chairs prod senators for cybersecurity action
March 5th, 2012
09:16 PM ET
2 years ago

9/11 Commission co-chairs prod senators for cybersecurity action

Washington (CNN) – Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission, weighed in Monday on a simmering disagreement in the Senate over the best way to address the nation's vulnerability to cyberattacks.

The two men, who now run the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security project, are calling on senators to take more urgent action on the issue of cybersecurity. They cite recent public statements by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director Robert Mueller warning that the cyber threat is expected to overshadow other terrorist threats facing the United States in the not-too-distant future.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Congress • Homeland Security • Senate
Senators compete for vision of cybersecurity
March 2nd, 2012
12:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators compete for vision of cybersecurity

(CNN) - Republican senators are proposing cybersecurity legislation calling for a series of government incentives to make sure that companies comply with security issues.

The bill is meant to counter separate proposed legislation that seeks to designate the Department of Homeland Security as the lead agency for securing the nation's cybersphere infrastructure.

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Filed under: Congress • Senate
Senators spar over cybersecurity strategy
February 16th, 2012
09:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators spar over cybersecurity strategy

Washington (CNN) – Senate members sparred Thursday over whether a new cybersecurity bill will effectively give the U.S. government and private security what it needs to defend itself against the dozens of attacks occurring daily on both government and private computer networks.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 proposes to house the government's cybersecurity headquarters within the Department of Homeland Security, which has already taken the lead among the government agencies on coordinating efforts to tackle sticky cybersecurity problems in cooperation with the National Security Agency.

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Filed under: Homeland Security • Senate