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Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Includes Over $10B in Funds for Federal IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Efforts

Cybersecurity

President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a potential $1.9T COVID-19 pandemic relief package that urges Congress to approve more than $10B in funds to support the modernization and improve the cybersecurity of federal information technology systems and networks, The Hill reported Thursday.

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US Foreign Service Vet William Burns Nominated to Lead CIA

William Burns CIA nominee

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated William Burns, a 33-year U.S. Foreign Service veteran and current president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to be the CIA's next director. Sen. Mark Werner, D-Va., the Senate Intelligence Committee's incoming chairman, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., welcomed the nomination of Burns to the CIA leadership position.

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Report: Biden to Name NSA Vet Anne Neuberger to New Cyber Role on National Security Council

Anne Neuberger Cybersecurity Director NSA

President-elect Joe Biden plans to appoint Anne Neuberger, director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency and a previous Wash100 awardee, as deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity within the National Security Council, Politico reported Wednesday.

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Biden Nominates Isabel Guzman to Oversee SBA, Names His Nominees for Commerce & Labor Departments

Isabel Guzman SBA nominee

Isabel Guzman, director of California's Office of the Small Business Advocate, has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as head of the Small Business Administration. The Biden transition team also announced the nominations of Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to lead the departments of Commerce and Labor, respectively.

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Biden Picks Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General Post

Merrick Garland Attorney General nominee

Merrick Garland, a more than two-decade veteran of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has emerged as President-elect Joe Biden's pick to be the next U.S. attorney general, Politico reported Wednesday. Garland most recently served as the DC Circuit chief judge and previously received a nomination to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 under the Obama administration.

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Biden to Nominate Denis McDonough as VA Secretary

Denis McDonough VA nominee

Joe Biden intends to nominate Denis McDonough, Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, to be secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "It's not an easy job, but somebody with Denis' experience of being in the white house and managing so many issues I think is going to be a real asset," former VA secretary David Shulkin said.

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Biden to Nominate Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary Role

Lloyd Austin Retired General US Army

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Lloyd Austin, a retired U.S. Army general, to serve as secretary of the Department of Defense, Politico reported Monday. Austin would be the first African American to lead DoD if confirmed by the Senate and sources said his selection for the top civilian post at the Pentagon could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

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GSA Chief Emily Murphy Moves to Make Federal Resources Available to Biden Transition Team

Emily Murphy Administrator GSA

The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden through a letter that GSA will now make federal resources and services available to help facilitate the presidential transition, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. In an ascertainment letter obtained by the publication, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said the agency will provide $6.3M in government funds to help the Biden transition team implement the provisions of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963.

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Jake Sullivan Appointed National Security Adviser Under Biden Administration

The White House

Jake Sullivan, formerly deputy assistant to the president under the Barack Obama administration, has received appointment as national security adviser to President-elect Joe Biden. Sullivan is among the six key members of the incoming administration's foreign policy and national security team unveiled Monday.

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