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Senate approves Coats as next director of national intelligence

March 16, 2017 |
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The Senate on Wednesday approved by a 88-11 vote former Sen. Daniel Coats (R-IN) to be director of National Intelligence, a role which oversees widespread cybersecurity policy initiatives.

During his Feb. 28 confirmation hearing, Coats pegged cybersecurity as one of his top priorities, saying the issue was “quickly rising to the top of this list.”

Coats deferred on naming a top cyber adversary during the hearing, but mentioned Russia, China, North Korea and Iran’s capabilities in the cyber domain....

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