WH petition for Gen George Washington’s Culper Ring

05/14/2015

We The People Petition

I have started a petition on the White House ‘We The People” webpage to:

Award The Medal of Freedom to The Culper Ring, Gen Washington’s Revolutionary War intelligence group.

There should be a Medal of Freedom or a postage stamp issued in recognition of the efforts of The Culper Ring, General Washington’s Revolutionary War intelligence group based in Setauket, Long Isand. You may have read the Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring (2007) or seen AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies. Until I discovered the findings of Mr. Rose’s research I thought that America became it’s own nation when independence was declared on July 7, 1776 by the Continental Congress. There real facts are that General Washinton and his troops were still fighting (and loosing to embedded British forces).

The Culper Ring consisted of a close group of childhood friends whose covert efforts was a major factor in helping General Washington to defeat the British forces in America. The Culper Ring members appeared to be regular towns people going about their everyday lives, but they were also observing and reporting the movements of the British troops. They risked their lives to give General Washington timely and important information so that he could strategize, anticipate and eventually defeat the British forces in 1779.

I would really appreciate it if you could help me to get the word out. I have until June 30 to get 100,000 signatures in order for it to be reviewed by the White House. Until the petition has 150 signatures, it will only be available from the following URL and will not be publicly viewable on the Open Petitions section. If USPS can feature cartoon character stamps shouldn’t we have a postage stamp featuring real American heroes who helped to form The United States of America?

Please sign the petitionhttp://wh.gov/iKYAW

Aloha,

CR of ProPresObama.org

Culper Spy Ring map route

Culper Spy Ring map route

The Culper Ring was a spy ring organized by American Major (later Colonel) Benjamin Tallmadge under orders from General George Washington in the summer of 1778 during British occupation of New York City at the height of the American Revolutionary War. The “Culper” name was suggested by Washington who devised it from Culpeper County, Virginia. The two main members of the Ring, Abraham Woodhull and Robert Townsend, used “Samuel Culper, Sr.” and “Samuel Culper, Jr.” respectively, as aliases. Tallmadge was in direct contact with and control of the Ring but Washington often directed its operations. Tallmadge was referred to by the alias of “John Bolton.”

The Ring’s task was to send messages to General Washington about the activities of the British Army in New York City, the British headquarters and base of operations. The members of the Ring operated mostly in New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut. The Ring’s covert operations started in about late October 1778 and continued through the British evacuation of New York in 1783, but its heyday was between 1778 and 1781.

The Culper Ring provided valuable information to General Washington including that the British planned a surprise attack on the newly allied French forces under Lieutenant General Rochambeau at Newport, Rhode Island before the French could fully recover and set up defenses after their arduous sea journey to America; that the British planned to counterfeit American currency on the actual paper used for the Continental dollars, prompting the Continental Congressto retire the bills; that British Major General William Tryon’s raid in Connecticut in July 1779 was a diversion to induce Washington to divide his forces so British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton could attack them piecemeal; and that a high ranking American officer, soon shown to be American Major General Benedict Arnold, had been plotting with British Major John Andre to surrender the garrison and to turn over the vitally important American fort at West Point, New York on the Hudson River to the British.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culper_Ring

A page from the Culper Ring's code book, with noteworthy people and place names listed side-by-side with numeric representations
A page from the Culper Ring’s code book, with noteworthy people and place names listed side-by-side with numeric representations

George Washington – Profile

George Washington Papers

George Washington, Goodfellow, Women’s History and Agent “355”

The Founding Fathers of American Intelligence

Spies of the Revolution

Manuscripts of Benjamin Tallmadge

Caleb Brewster – Revolutionary War Hero

Caleb Brewster, General George Washington’s Spy in Black Rock

Break the Code

“TURN” THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA’S FIRST SPY RING

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Please sign the petitionhttp://wh.gov/iKYAW

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US-GCC Summit

05/12/2015

US-GCC Summit

US-GCC Summit Dates Announced

Published: April 17, 2015 Patrick W. Ryan | SUSRIS

The White House today announced May 13-14, 2015 as the dates for the US-GCC Summit proposed by President Obama. Gulf Cooperation Council leaders — Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Oman — will meet on May 13 at the White House and May 14 at Camp David, Maryland. The summit was mentioned by President Obama in his April 2, 2015 Rose Garden remarks where he announced the P5+1 and Iran framework agreement.

The summit comes as the United States and its GCC allies face mounting regional security challenges. The U.S. and most of the GCC states are involved in two international coalitions cobbled together, first an American-led campaign begun last summer to push back and destroy the ISIS threat in Iraq and Syria and second a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen launched March 26th to stop the Houthi rebels. The United States agreed to provide “logistical and intelligence support” in the case of Yemen. In announcing that support the White House noted, “The United States coordinates closely with Saudi Arabia and our GCC partners on issues related to their security and our shared interests.”

For more:http://susris.com/2015/04/17/us-gcc-summit-dates-announced/ .

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United States-GCC Summit
May 13 – 14, 2015
White House, Washington D.C.
& Camp David, Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland

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Victory Europe Day – 70th Anniversary

05/05/2015

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Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E DayVE Day, or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

On 30 April, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leadercommitted suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany’s surrender, therefore, was authorized by his successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in ReimsFrance and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day

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Belligerents Commanders Casualties and losses

Allies
Soviet Union (1941-45)
United States (1941-45)
United Kingdom
China (at war 1937-45)
France
Poland
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa South Africa
Belgium (1940-45)
Netherlands (1940-45)
Yugoslavia (1941-45)
Greece (1940-45)
Norway (1940-45)
and others
Axis and Axis-aligned
Germany
Japan (at war 1937-45)
Italy (1940-43)
Hungary (1940-45)
Romania (1941-44)
Finland (1941-44)
Bulgaria (1941-44)
Independent State of Croatia (1941-45)
Slovakia Slovakia
France Vichy France (1940-44)
Thailand (1941-45)
Manchukuo
and others
Allied leaders
Soviet Union Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
United States Franklin D. Roosevelt
United States George Marshall
United Kingdom Winston Churchill
United Kingdom Alan Brooke
Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek
Free French Forces Charles de Gaulle
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito
and others
Axis leaders
Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Nazi Germany Wilhelm Keitel
Empire of Japan Hirohito
Empire of Japan Hideki Tōjō
Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) Benito Mussolini
Kingdom of Hungary (1920–1946) Miklós Horthy
Kingdom of Romania Ion Antonescu
France Philippe Pétain
Finland C.G.E. Mannerheim
and others
Military dead:
Over 16,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 45,000,000
Total dead:
Over 61,000,000 (1937-45)
further details
Military dead:
Over 8,000,000
Civilian dead:
Over 4,000,000
Total dead:
Over 12,000,000 (1937-45)
further details

Military history of the United States during World War II.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II

The Veterans Administration http://www.va.gov/

1st Lt. John L. Dougherty’s gravesite, The Netherlands Bert Caris and his group tends to the graves of American Soliders at the Margraten Memorial Center,  The Netherlands  Visit their website “Fallen Not Forgotten

1st Lt. John L. Dougherty’s gravesite, The Netherlands
Bert Caris and his group tend to the graves of American Soliders at the Margraten Memorial Center, The Netherlands Visit their website “Fallen Not Forgotten “.

List of American military cemeteries and federal memorial, monuments and markers located in foreign countries

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WH 70th VE Day

Statement by the President on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Seventy years ago today, the Allied Forces declared victory in Europe over tyranny during World War II.  After more than five years of brutal fighting that took the lives of some 40 million people across the continent—including six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime—the forces of freedom triumphed over oppression in Europe.  The war was not yet won; it would be three more months of fighting in the Pacific.  But V-E Day represented, at long last, a hope for peace.

Today, we salute the more than 16 million Americans who left everything they knew—their families, their homes—to serve in World War II, and then came home to help build the America we know today.  We honor the memory of the more than 400,000 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live free.  We rededicate ourselves—on this day and every day—to the freedoms for which they fought, and to the American Dream for which they died.  We stand with our allies, in Europe and around the world, in defending the liberty and human rights of all people.  And we honor our brave men and women in uniform and their families who continue to defend the freedom that was won 70 years ago today.

5/8/15 National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice remarks at the V-E Day Commemoration

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

04/23/2015

Atty Gen Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as U.S. Attorney General After Five-Month Wait

Apr 23, 2015 11:04 AM PDT Kathleen Hunter and Del Quentin Wilber – bloomberg

Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the Senate as the first black woman to become U.S. attorney general after a five-month wait marked by partisan fights and Republican arguments that she won’t be independent enough from President Barack Obama.

The vote was 56-43. Lynch is replacing Attorney General Eric Holder, who has served in the job since Obama took office in 2009. After Obama nominated Lynch on Nov. 8, a confirmation vote was held up in part because Republicans insisted on first resolving a dispute with Democrats over an unrelated bill.

“She’s as qualified a candidate as I’ve ever seen in my time in the Senate,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. “Loretta Lynch’s confirmation this time around should have sailed through the Senate.”

The Justice Department isn’t likely to dramatically change direction under Lynch. She has worked closely with Holder on many issues and served as his top prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York. She also will have a relatively short tenure to make changes, as Obama is set to leave office in January 2017.

When Obama nominated Lynch, 55, she wasn’t expected to run into much turbulence during confirmation because of her personal biography and tenure as a tough-on-crime federal prosecutor. Still, Republicans said they were skeptical that she would be sufficiently independent from Obama, and they criticized her support for his executive actions on immigration.

For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-23/lynch-confirmed-as-u-s-attorney-general-after-five-month-wait

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April 23, 2015

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Today, the Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch to be America’s next Attorney General – and America will be better off for it. Loretta has spent her life fighting for the fair and equal justice that is the foundation of our democracy. As head of the Justice Department, she will oversee a vast portfolio of cases, including counterterrorism and voting rights; public corruption and white-collar crime; judicial recommendations and policy reviews – all of which matter to the lives of every American, and shape the story of our country. She will bring to bear her experience as a tough, independent, and well-respected prosecutor on key, bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform. And she will build on our progress in combatting newer threats like cybercrime. Loretta’s confirmation ensures that we are better positioned to keep our communities safe, keep our nation secure, and ensure that every American experiences justice under the law.

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Statement by the Attorney General on the Senate Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

Thursday, April 23, 2015 justice.gov

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch:

Loretta Lynch is a gifted attorney, a consummate professional, and a dedicated public servant. I am pleased that the United States Senate has recognized her clear qualifications and the need for her confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.

“At every stage of her career, Loretta has earned the trust and high regard of allies and adversaries alike, both in Washington and throughout the country. She is respected by law enforcement officers, civil rights leaders, and criminal justice officials of all political stripes. In every case and every circumstance, she has demonstrated an unfailing commitment to the rule of law and a steadfast fidelity to the pursuit to justice.

“I have known and worked closely with Loretta for many years, and I know that she will continue the vital work that this Administration has set in motion and leave her own innovative mark on the Department in which we have both been privileged to serve. I am confident that Loretta will be an outstanding Attorney General, a dedicated guardian of the Constitution, and a devoted champion of all those whom the law protects and empowers. I congratulate her on her confirmation, and I look forward to all that the Department of Justice will do and achieve under her exemplary leadership

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Monday, April 27, 2015
11:00 AM ET
Swearing in Ceremony for
Attorney General Loretta Lynch
U.S. Department of Justice

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7th Summit of the Americas

04/07/2015

Summit of Americas 2015

2015 CEO Summit of the Americas

2015 CEO Summit of the Americas



On April 10-11, 2015 the Heads of State and Government of the Americas will address the Seventh Summit central theme, “Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas“, within which will be discussed several sub-themes, among them security, energy, health, education, migration flows, democratic governance, and citizen participation. The Summit, which occurs every three years, offers the opportunity for countries to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level to address urgent challenges and propel positive change.

The Seventh Summit of the Americas will take place in Panama City, Panama on April 10-11, 2015.

Participants:

For more information: http://www.summit-americas.org/seventhsummit.htm#

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4/9/15 FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative and Programs to Support Youth Development in Central America and the Caribbean
4/9/15 FACT SHEET: U.S.-CARICOM Summit – Deepening Energy Cooperation
4/10/15 FACT SHEET: U.S. Cooperation with Central America; Meeting with Members of the Central America Integration System (SICA)
4/11/15 FACT SHEET: U.S. Participation in the 7th Summit of the Americas

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U.S. – South America Trade Agreements https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas

4/10/15 FACT SHEET: U.S. Cooperation with Central America; Meeting with Members of the Central America Integration System (SICA)

Summit of the Americas Facebook
Summit of the Americas Twitter

#VIISummit

President Obama in Town Hall with Young Leaders of the Americas University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama in Town Hall with Young Leaders of the Americas
University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (more photos)

President Obama’s Summit of the Americas Itinerary 

Wednesday, April 8th

President Obama departs the White House en route to Jamaica

President Obama arrives Kingston, Jamaica
Norman Manley International Airport

President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica

Thursday, April 9th

President Obama participates in a guest book signing
Jamaica House, Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with the Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller
Jamaica HouseKingston, Jamaica

President Obama participates in a meeting with the Caribbean Community leaders
University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama participates in a town hall with young leaders
University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama lays a wreath at Heroes Park
Heroes Park Memorial, Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama visits The Bob Marley Museum
Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama departs Jamaica en route to Panama
Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica

President Obama arrives in Panama City, Panama
Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama

President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
Westin Playa Bonita, Panama City

Friday, April 10th

President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with the Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela
RIU Hotel, Panama City, Panama

President Obama holds a multi-lateral meeting with SICA Presidents
RIU Hotel, Panama City, Panama

President Obama participates in the Summit of the Americas CEO Forum ‘100,000 Strong in the Americas’ Initiative
RIU Hotel, Panama City, Panama

President Obama delivers remarks at a Civil Society Forum
Hotel El Panama, Panama City, Panama

President Obama participates in a Civil Society Forum
Hotel El Panama – Panama City, Panama City, Panama

President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas Opening Ceremonies
ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama

President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas Leader’s Dinner
Panama Viejo, Panama City, Panama

Saturday, April 11th

President Obama attends the official Summit of the Americas events
ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama

President Obama participates in a press conference
ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama

President Obama departs Panama en route Washington, D.C.
Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama

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White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

02/16/2015



counter violent extremism

White House to host summit on extremism

The White House on Tuesday will begin hosting a three-day summit to examine ways to counter violent extremism.

The meeting will put a special emphasis on domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their backers from radicalizing young people.

The conference, which has been in the works for months, comes just days after fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed 21 Egyptians and weekend terrorist attacks in Copenhagen left two people dead.

President Obama is slated to address the summit — which will include representatives from over 60 countries – during events at the White House and at the State Department.

For more: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/232937-white-house-to-host-summit-on-extremism

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Department of State To Host Ministerial as Part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 13, 2015

The White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism during the week of February 17 to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence – efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks throughout the world.

As a component of the White House Summit, the Department of State on February 19 will host ministers, senior officials from the UN – including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon – and other multilateral organizations, and private sector and civil society representatives to develop an action agenda against violent extremism. This high-level event will include remarks by President Barack Obama, opening remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry, and closing remarks by National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Panel sessions will feature a broad range of foreign government officials and representatives from civil society and the private sector.

For more: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237499.htm

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January 11, 2015

Statement from the Press Secretary on the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

On February 18, 2015, the White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, and Paris.  This summit will build on the strategy the White House released in August of 2011, Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, the first national strategy to prevent violent extremism domestically.

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) efforts rely heavily on well-informed and resilient local communities.  Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul have taken the lead in building pilot frameworks integrating a range of social service providers, including education administrators, mental health professionals, and religious leaders, with law enforcement agencies to address violent extremism as part of the broader mandate of community safety and crime prevention.  The summit will highlight best practices and emerging efforts from these communities.

At the same time, our partners around the world are actively implementing programs to prevent violent extremism and foreign terrorist fighter recruitment.  The summit will include representatives from a number of partner nations, focusing on the themes of community engagement, religious leader engagement, and the role of the private sector and tech community.

Through presentations, panel discussions, and small group interactions, participants will build on local, state, and federal government; community; and international efforts to better understand, identify, and prevent the cycle of radicalization to violence at home in the United States and abroad.

For more:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/11/statement-press-secretary-white-house-summit-countering-violent-extremis

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February 17, 2015  Countering Violent Extremism Roundtable 

Vice President Biden hosts a roundtable discussion with representatives from cities working to address the spread of violent extremism

Representatives from Boston, the Twin Cities, and the Greater Los Angeles Metro Area speak about their best practices, to talk about what’s working, what’s not working, and to share ideas with one another and with some of their international counterparts.

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February 18, 2015 White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

President Obama delivers remarks at The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson delivers remarks at The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco delivers remarks at The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Attorney General Holder delivers remarks at the Countering Violent Extremism Summit

Representatives from Boston, the Twin Cities, and the Greater Los Angeles Metro Area delivers presentations on what they’ve learned to date since the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal partners launched local CVE pilot programs

Representatives from cities around the world from the private sector, from NGOs and others will discuss the way that civil society, the private sector and families can play in countering violent extremism.
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February 19, 2015 Department of State’s Countering Violent Extremism Ministerial Summit

Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks at The Summit on Countering on Countering Violent Extremism

Secretary of State Kerry hosts a meeting of representatives from 60 countries’ representatives, High Representative and Vice President of the European Union, the U.N. Secretary-General, senior officials from regional organizations, representatives from the private sector from civil society and other multinational bodies that will hold sessions focusing on:

* Economic opportunities to include expanding professional training for youth, as well as how the private sector can be engaged in a wealth of activities related to countering and preventing violent extremism.

* Weakening the legitimacy and the resonance of the brand of violent extremism, discussion of how non-violent religious issues and education can be elevated as a matter of international and local-level concern and best practices with regard to rehabilitating and reintegrating violent extremists.

* Focus on secure and resilient communities, the role of civil society, particularly youth and women preventing violent extremism, community-police relations and community-security force relations as a critical element of prevention, discussion on how to address social, economic and political marginalization and the effects of integration of minority communities.

President Obama delivers remarks at The Summit on Countering on Countering Violent Extremism

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa O. Monaco meets with French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve

National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice deliver closing remarks of the Department of State’s Countering Violent Extremism Ministerial Summit

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we must stand united internationally and here at home. We know that military force alone cannot solve this problem. Nor can we simply take out terrorists who kill innocent civilians. We also have to confront the violent extremists — the propagandists, recruiters and enablers — who may not directly engage in terrorist acts themselves, but who radicalize, recruit and incite others to do so.

This week, we’ll take an important step forward as governments, civil society groups and community leaders from more than 60 nations gather in Washington for a global summit on countering violent extremism. Our focus will be on empowering local communities.

2/17/15 President Obama 

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White House Summit on Cybersecurity & Consumer Protection

02/12/2015

WH Summit on Cybersecurity & Consumer Protection

Stanford to host White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

JANUARY 29, 2015 BY 

The White House announced Tuesday that it will host a Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on Feb. 13, convening major stakeholders to help shape public and private sector efforts to protect consumers and companies from growing network threats.

The all-day event will include senior leaders from the White House and across federal government; CEOs from a wide range of industries including financial services, technology, retail and communications companies; law enforcement officials; and consumer advocates. Stanford faculty members and students currently researching cybersecurity issues will be involved throughout the summit.

“We are honored to host this White House summit at Stanford University and are excited to play a pivotal role in convening experts from government, industry and academia,” said Amy Zegart, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. “Stanford is very engaged in studying cyber-related issues, and we look forward to enhancing this work by sharing our expertise on the cybersecurity issues that are so critical for the United States, its consumers and its businesses.”

Topics at the summit will include “increasing public-private partnerships and cybersecurity information sharing, creating and promoting improved cybersecurity practices and technologies, and improving adoption and use of more secure payment technologies,” the White House said in a statement.

For more: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/january/cyber-security-summit-011415.html

“America’s economic prosperity, national security, and our individual liberties depend on our commitment to securing cyberspace and maintaining an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet. Our critical infrastructure continues to be at risk from threats in cyberspace, and our economy is harmed by the theft of our intellectual property. Although the threats are serious and they constantly evolve, I believe that if we address them effectively, we can ensure that the Internet remains an engine for economic growth and a platform for the free exchange of ideas.”

President Obama

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Collaborating on Cyber Solutions

The Summit will bring together leaders from across the country who have a stake in this issue — industry, tech companies, law enforcement, consumer and privacy advocates, law professors who specialize in this field, and students — to collaborate and explore partnerships that will help develop the best ways to bolster our cybersecurity.

From increasing cybersecurity information sharing to improving adoption of more secure payment technologies, here’s a look at the topics that panels at the Summit will address:

  • Public-Private Collaboration on Cybersecurity
  • Improving Cybersecurity Practices at Consumer-Oriented Businesses and Organizations
  • Promoting More Secure Payment Technologies
  • Cybersecurity Information Sharing
  • International Law Enforcement Cooperation on Cybersecurity
  • Improving Authentication: Moving Beyond the Password
  • Chief Security Officers’ Perspectives: New Ideas on Technical Security

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The Five Things You Need to Know: The Administration’s Priorities on Cybersecurity

Cyberspace touches nearly every part of our daily lives — from the broadband beneath us to the wireless signals around us to the networks that power our hospitals, schools, and our nation. The Obama administration is pursuing five key priorities that will strengthen our approach to cybersecurity threats by:

  1. Protecting the country’s critical infrastructure — our most important information systems — from cyber threats.
  2. Improving our ability to identify and report cyber incidents so that we can respond in a timely manner.
  3. Engaging with international partners to promote internet freedom and build support for an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace.
  4. Securing federal networks by setting clear security targets and holding agencies accountable for meeting those targets.
  5. Shaping a cyber-savvy workforce and moving beyond passwords in partnership with the private sector.

Learn more about the Administration’s cybersecurity priorities at WhiteHouse.gov/cybersecurity

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.2/13/15 FACT SHEET: White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

2/12/15 FACT SHEET: Executive Order Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

2/25/15 Presidential Memorandum — Establishment of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

2/25/15 FACT SHEET: Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

4/1/15 Executive Order — “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

February 13, 2015
White House Summit of Cyber Security and Consumer Protection
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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