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WASHINGTON, October 21 (Itar-Tass) - Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to US President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, has been appointed to co-chair the Russia-US working group on cybersecurity on the US side. He will be assisted in his work by Christopher Painter, US State Department cyberspace coordinator. The group will hold its first meeting in Washington, DC, soon, a State Department official has told Itar-Tass, without specifying the agenda of the group's meeting.
Nikolai Klimashin, Deputy Secretary of Russia's Security Council, has been appointed to co-chair the group's Russian side which also includes, in particular, high officials of the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (known for its Russian acronym SVR), the General Staff, and the Federal Guard Service.