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Federal, Policy

Special Counsel indicts 13 people, Russian troll farm on conspiracy charges

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a 37-page indictment against the Internet Research Agency, a well-known Russian bot and troll factory, and named 13 Russians on charges of “conspiracy to defraud the United States,” wire fraud, and bank fraud, […]


Federal, Policy

Trump ‘Strongly’ Favors Imposing Online Sales Tax, Mnuchin Says

February 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump “feels strongly” that the U.S. should impose a sales tax on purchases made over the Internet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. Mnuchin, speaking at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee, said he has […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Signs Big Supercomputer Deal with Defense Department

February 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

The Defense Department is paying $57 million to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for supercomputers that it plans to use for tasks like designing helicopters and weather forecasting. The Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Department’s Supercomputing Resource Center at the Wright-Patterson […]


Federal, Policy

Fed on track to hike rates with hotter inflation data, but weak retail sales raise worries

February 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

Bond yields rose and stocks slumped after an unexpected rise in consumer inflation to its fastest pace in a year, making it more likely the Fed will raise interest rates three or more times this year. At the same time, […]


Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

Don’t Use Huawei Phones, Warn 6 Top U.S. Intelligence Chiefs

February 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

Heads of six U.S. intelligence agencies are warning Americans against using products made by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. In a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Tuesday, the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, the director of national intelligence, and […]


Federal, Policy

DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

February 9, 2018

Via: FCW

A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway in resolving lingering questions around cybersecurity and oversight requests, but it ended on an uncertain note as long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. […]


Federal, Policy

Trump signs massive spending deal into law and ends year’s second government shutdown

February 9, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way […]


Federal, Policy

Trump tax cuts trickle across America, bringing glee and skepticism

February 8, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, touted as major tax relief for individuals and corporations, is showing up in bigger paychecks and bonuses awarded to workers by companies whose tax bills are being slashed. More than 200 companies, including […]


Federal, Policy

McCaul calls on the Senate to act on cyber bills

February 6, 2018

Via: FCW

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to take up two pieces of cyber-related legislation — one to restore the State Department’s cyber office and another to reorganize and rename the Department of Homeland Security’s National […]


Federal, Policy

Trump shoots down new bipartisan immigration plan: It’s a ‘total waste of time’

February 5, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan immigration plan on Monday — even before it was formally presented by Sens. John McCain and Chris Coons — as lawmakers struggled to resolve an impasse over how to change the system. McCain, R-Ariz., […]