The strategy, which Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced during a speech at Stanford University, is part of a concerted effort to be more transparent about the United States’ use of tools to defend and deter attacks.
Ashton Carter seeks to engage the tech industry and encourage innovation.
Immunity for firms that share Americans’ data with the government is both welcomed and attacked.
The move comes amid a bipartisan bid to scale back the government’s spying powers under the Patriot Act.
Michele Leonhart’s departure follows an inspector general report that found instances of misconduct among agents.
U.S. officials said the material was first stolen by North Korea as revenge for a movie about Kim Jong Un.
Privacy advocates say attempts to bypass encryption will create vulnerabilities for hackers to exploit.
Officials say they have sought to address concerns raised by civil liberties advocates and lawmakers.
The measure, in the works for two years, is intended to punish and deter foreign adversaries.
What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.