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I think you said it really bad tone, at least for for months and maybe for the first term the first two years. At least, I think we should take a deep breath re read the Biden inaugural address. And get to work will appear sleaze and figure out how to find common ground. You hear Portman? They're saying that the reaction of this could not just be about this bill. It could really poison the well going forward. Democrats are pretty unmoved by this. I don't know if they think that the Republicans are ever going to come around and support this bill. So they're looking at starting that budget process next week. All right, that's NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Thank you. You're welcome. Joe Biden had his first official call US president this week with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. They touched on things you'd expect arms treaties, Ukrainian sovereignty dissidents and also the massive cyber attack on American companies and the government that was discovered last month. Dina Temple Raston of NPR's investigations team looks out. What's behind that bold new strike A little over a year ago, the head of the National Security Agency in Cyber Command General Paul Marcus, Oniy. Decided to do something unusual. He decided to give the American people an idea of what the U. S military was doing in cyberspace. You went public with a new strategy he called defend forward. So defend for it is d O d strategy. It looks outside of the United States. That's General Nakase owning an NPR interview about a year before the last election. We're gonna expand our insights of our adversaries. We're gonna know our adversaries better than they knew themselves. Secondly, we're gonna harden our defenses and the third thing will be poised to act. Not a Sony was sending a message of deterrence to Moscow. If you meddle in the presidential elections the way you haven't passed, he was saying The U. S is poised to respond. It's a little bit different in cyberspace because you have photos that can come and go very, very quickly. Taken by infrastructure. They can develop their capabilities. They can conduct attacks and what you have to do from what I've learned is, you have to be persistent on them and making sure that whenever they do that type of thing, you're going to be there and you're gonna be impact them, it turns out is not a Sony was talking about being persistent on them. The U. S. Believes Russian intelligence Service hackers had likely already begun work on a new project cracking into a network security company called Solar Winds. Good Evening America Under virtual invasion, security experts are scrambling to assess the damage after hackers breach sensitive government and corporate computer sources say the attack took advantage of the widespread use of software. From a company called Solar winds. The solar winds hack makes clear that something experts have been warning about for years has finally arrived. The supply chain attack if one contractor, say a company that does network security Falls prey to a hack than a company is on. Lee is safe as that outside contractor. Richard Bait. Lick is a former military intelligence officer who's now the principal security strategist. A core light, a cyber security firm. If you were one of those organizations that had enough money to say, we want to have inventory management, we wanna have network management. Let's go with solar winds will suddenly that's open you up to a whole new set of problems. The investigation into what actually happened is only just begun. But at this stage what seems clear is that hackers got into the networks through a company software update. And it appears that targeting a company like solar winds is a very efficient way to crack into US systems because intruders can slip into thousands of company and government networks all at once. And one of the questions that's come up in the wake of the attack is this did not go so news discussion of defend forward inspire Russian hackers to do something spectacular. Just to prove they could Kiersten Todd is the managing director of the cyber reading this Institute. And she says the Russians hardly needed an excuse. I think the Russians are emboldened toe work against us and come after us for lots of reasons. Not the least of which could be us saying, Hey, we're gonna you know, have a secure and save 2020 election That would inspire them to say. Oh, no, you're not. And while you're focusing on the election, we're actually going to come into your networks. What the hackers could do next is unclear. Was this Justin intelligence operation aimed at grabbing sensitive information, or are the hackers lying in Wait? Having created back doors that will allow them become and go as they please. Officials are trying to determine that now. Dina Temple Raston NPR news. Later today on all things considered with air fares low right now, some Americans are looking beyond the pandemic and making travel plans again. Ask your smart speaker to play NPR or your member station by name. This'll is NPR news. And you're listening to morning edition here on W N Y c. I'm David first Coming up all the news about covert 19 vaccines and variants can be a lot to digest will break down What's new this week? And what it means for people in the New York City region that still ahead this hour and then on the BBC news hour, coming up at nine the U. N secretary general is pushing the military in Myanmar to respect democratic norms amid fears of a coup. 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