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The White House has named Gregory Touhill to a new role designed to lead the charge against cyber-threats. Touhill will be the first-ever Chief Information Security Officer, the Obama Administration announced today, and will lead a team "who have been at the forefront of driving policy and implementation of leading cyber practices across federal agencies."

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The White House just released new guidelines that detail how the US federal government will respond to large scale hacks, including details on how it gauges the significance of particular hacks. The new plan specifically deals with major cyber breaches "affecting the homeland, US capabilities, or US interests". It makes you wonder: What took them so long?

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I've never been one for JFK assassination conspiracy theories. But I do love studying what movies the presidents watched. So while compiling the list of films that President Kennedy viewed while in the White House I was surprised to stumble on what seems like fuel for a new conspiracy theory. How did President Kennedy watch a home movie of his son's birthday a week after he was killed?

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President George H. W. Bush hosted a star-studded screening of The Hunt for Red October at the White House on February 19, 1990. The guests included everyone from Tom Clancy and James Earl Jones to the CEO of Paramount and Colin Powell. Robert Gates was there, as was the director of the CIA, and men from the highest ranks of the Navy. But there are some guests who still remain a secret, even to this day.

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Everyone loves an upgrade — even POTUS. The New York Times reports that the White House has recently undergone a technological transformation, though it may not sound too impressive to many of us: Its employees are now equipped with modern laptops, iPhones and even... colour printers.

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The White House is asking Congress for $US1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika seriously. But don't worry, it's not a sign that the US is bracing itself for a local mass outbreak.

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The Oval Office has a very pretty floor! You'd never know it based on most photos of the White House's most famous non-square-shaped room, but the president spends his days walking on a Reagan-era design. It's a heck of an improvement over the wood-grain linoleum of the Johnson years.