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Senate rejects Trump’s plan to lift ZTE export ban

June 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Senate on Monday voted to block implementation of a settlement that would lift a sweeping ban on US technology being exported to ZTE. The export ban, which the Trump administration imposed on ZTE in April, amounts to a […]


Federal, Policy

Congress, GAO signal OTA oversight

June 15, 2018

Via: FCW

In the wake of Oracle’s successful protest of a $950 million “other transaction authority” award by the Army to REAN Cloud, House appropriators are putting the Defense Department on notice that they’ll be keeping a close eye on future OTA […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court hands Trump win in China antitrust case

June 14, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 […]


Federal, Policy

Republican senators move to block Trump’s deal to revive ZTE

June 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week the Trump administration announced a deal to lift a ban on US companies exporting technology to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. ZTE has been largely shut down since the ban was announced last month, because the company depends heavily […]


Federal, Policy

Ajit Pai’s FCC lied about “DDoS” attack, ex-chair’s statement indicates

June 8, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

There was no DDoS attack against the Federal Communications Commission comments system in 2014, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said this week. Wheeler’s statement disputes claims made by the FCC under current Chairman Ajit Pai, who is under fire for […]


Federal, Policy

New law forces Google to suspend political ads in Washington state

June 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

A strict new real-time disclosure law has forced Google to suspend political advertising in the Evergreen State. “Ads related to ballot measures and state and local elections in the state of Washington, U.S.A., will not be accepted,” a new Google […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

White House names new top homeland security advisor

June 5, 2018

Via: FCW

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Doug Fears will take up a senior National Security Council post that includes being the top White House official on cybersecurity, the Trump administration announced June 1. Fears will double as the senior White House cybersecurity […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Says He Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Pardon Himself as Mueller Standoff Drags On

June 4, 2018

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump said Monday that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, a bold assertion that raises the stakes as he and Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be headed toward a Supreme Court battle that could test once […]


Federal, Policy

Union sues Trump over workforce order

June 1, 2018

Via: FCW

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal union, is suing President Donald Trump and the Office of Personnel Management over a recent executive order aimed at restricting union activity. The lawsuit was filed May 30 in the U.S. […]


Federal, Policy

The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

May 30, 2018

Via: FCW

The federal government faces a pressing need to modernize and improve the way it runs its payroll business. Every two weeks it pays over 2.2 million civilian employees with systems that are almost as old as the employees themselves. The […]