Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "In February of this year, I directed the creation of a nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, charging it with assessing the current state of cybersecurity in our country and recommending bold, actionable steps that the government, private sector, and the nation as a whole can take to bolster cybersecurity in today’s digital world. 

Washington, DC - Cyberattacks on corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have exposed the fragility and vulnerability of the internet and networked systems. Achieving truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both the technical vulnerabilities in systems, as well as those that arise from human behaviors and choices.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”

West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University professor suggests controlling holiday expenses by controlling emotions. He also says thinking of year-round expenses might prevent costly splurges on unneeded items.

Washington, DC - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross met with Netherlands Minster for Agriculture Martijn van Dam on Monday to discuss their ongoing commitment to collaborate on variety of agricultural issues. Secretary Ross traveled to the Netherlands last year and signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) between California and the Netherlands to steer this effort.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the Department of State hosted the seventh meeting of the Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking. The Task Force is co-chaired by Department of State Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli, the Department of the Interior Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe, and the Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division John Cruden, and brings together 17 government agencies for a whole-of-government approach to fighting wildlife trafficking.