Tag: executive order

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Maryland governor announces major tech overhaul for state government, including AI order

January 8, 2024

Via: StateScoop

The State of Maryland will be receiving a “software update,” Gov. Wes Moore announced during a press conference Monday. Moore and his IT secretary, Katie Savage, announced four new technology initiatives, including a statewide executive order on artificial intelligence, a […]

Industry, Workforce

Lawmakers press White House for details on efforts to boost diversity across national security workforce

February 10, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

House Democrats are pushing the White House to release internal reports on the administration’s proposals to strengthen the national security workforce, including efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Last February, President Joe Biden signed a memo directing agencies […]

Industry, Workforce

Executive Order Will Require Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

April 27, 2021

Via: Government Executive

President Biden will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage for their workers starting next year. Shortly after coming into office, Biden directed his administration to work on this executive order, which […]

Federal, Policy

Can Trump Force the 2020 Citizenship Question by Executive Order?

July 11, 2019

Via: Fortune

The Supreme Court may have already ruled against it, but the fight for including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census is not over for President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Thursday that he will be holding a press conference in […]


New Executive Order Is Bad News for Huawei and Its Partners

May 22, 2019

Via: Michael Boyd

The past days have brought bad news for Huawei—and the worst might be yet to come. President Trump issued an executive order giving the federal government the power to bar American companies from doing business with foreign suppliers that could […]

Federal, Policy

How agencies can get in step with the cyber EO

October 25, 2017

Via: FCW

At the end of August, reviews began on the organizational plans submitted by Federal cybersecurity stakeholders, in response to the May 11, 2017 Executive Order for Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. A critical action within EO […]

Federal, Policy

Something about Trump cybersecurity executive order seems awfully familiar

May 19, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week, amidst the whirlwind surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump signed his long-promised executive order on federal government cybersecurity. While many of the other orders issued by Trump have been politically fraught, this one […]

Federal, Policy

Twitter balks at US demand to expose account condemning Trump policy

April 7, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The Trump administration is demanding Twitter expose the anonymous account holder behind the @ALT_uscis handle that has been critical of the US president’s immigration policy. The handle has more than 56,000 followers since it debuted in the immediate aftermath of […]

Federal, Policy

How Trump’s management order gives VA ‘air cover’

April 6, 2017

Via: FCW

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning big organizational changes under President Donald Trump’s executive order on reforming the executive branch, according to a senior official. “We were given a gift by the executive order,” Scott Blackburn, VA’s acting deputy […]

Federal, Policy

Judge orders halt to Trump’s immigration executive order

February 2, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, which has spurred many lawsuits and has been deeply castigated by tech sector bosses. Trump’s order Friday halted refugee arrivals for 120 days and banned for 90 days citizens […]

Editorial, Federal, Policy

Why Trump’s Travel Ban Dismays Security Execs

January 31, 2017

Via: Jacob Myers

On Friday, January 27th, President Trump signed an executive order that temporarily blocks travel for immigrants from seven Muslim countries and suspends the US refugee system. This attempt to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US” has been met […]

Federal, Policy

Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations

January 30, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Google has created its largest humanitarian fund to date in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million in size. The money will be donated to four organizations: the American Civil […]