Truman National Security Project

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President Takes Aim at Cybersecurity Through Executive Order

Just a few hours before the State of the Union address, President Obama signed an executive order authorizing new policies to protect U.S. critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Following several failed attempts by Congress to legislation in this area, the president addressed the important issue of “repeated intrusions into critical infrastructure.” During the past few years, we […]

Regulatory Statecraft and Nonproliferation: How a New Executive Order Strengthens Trade and National Security

In an important if unheralded recent executive order, President Obama strengthened the ability of the United States to face the challenges of an increasingly global economy.  The new order requires an interagency body, the Regulatory Working Group, to consider opportunities to harmonize U.S. regulations with those of our trading partners.  The objective is to eliminate […]