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    President Barack Obama said that the US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity should brief President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team on cybersecurity measures as soon as possible.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity should brief President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team on cybersecurity measures as soon as possible, President Barack Obama said in a statement.

    "I believe that the next Administration and the next Congress can benefit from the Commission’s insights and should use the Commission’s recommendations as a guide," Obama stated on Friday. "I have asked the Commission to brief the President-elect’s transition team at their earliest opportunity."

    The outgoing President has also said that the US Congress must fund for cybersecurity measures as laid out in the administration’s latest budget request.

    "Before Congress adjourns for the year, it must act to fully fund the urgent cybersecurity needs that my administration has identified in my 2017 budget and elsewhere, investing in areas such as securing federal information technology systems, protecting critical infrastructure and investing in our cybersecurity workforce," Obama stated on Friday.

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