Daily Archives: February 22, 2015

Data breaches notwithstanding, many companies still blasé about cybersecurity

CybersecurityData breaches notwithstanding, many companies still blasé about cybersecurity Published 23 February 2015 Cybersecurity industry analysts predicted that the 2014 data breaches which plagued Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan – to name but a few — would elevate information security to “top priority concern” among corporate executives. This has not been the case, as recent

CSU launches new federal research center on disaster resilience

ResilienceNew federal research center on disaster resilience launched Published 23 February 2015 NIST announced last week that it has awarded a $20 million cooperative agreement to Colorado State University (CSU) to establish the Community Resilience Center of Excellence. Working with NIST researchers and partners from ten other universities, the center will develop computer tools to

Press Releases: Guyana Republic Day Message

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as you celebrate 45 years of independence on February 23. Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to

Statement of the spokesperson on South Sudan’s peace talks and abductions of young children

A further round of IGAD sponsored negotiations to end the conflict in South Sudan is beginning in Addis Ababa. South Sudan’s leaders have given their commitment to resolve all outstanding issues, including power sharing, no later than 5 March. Under the February 1 agreement  both leaders committed to be present for the duration of the negotiations. We