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Federal, Policy

Trump attacks DoJ official Bruce Ohr, putting pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him

August 20, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump on Monday attacked Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, while apparently pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him. “Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever […]


Federal, Policy

Michael Cohen Under Investigation for $20 Million in Bank and Tax Fraud, Report Says

August 20, 2018

Via: Fortune

Michael Cohen is reportedly under investigation for millions of dollars of bank fraud. According to a New York Times report, the ongoing investigation into Trump’s former attorney is not just limited to whether he violated campaign finance laws—federal authorities are […]


Operations Security, Security

RunSafe could eliminate an entire class of infrastructure malware attacks

August 15, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

RunSafe, a Mclean Virginia startup, got started doing research for DARPA on how to defend critical infrastructure. They built a commercial product based on that initial research that they claim eliminates an entire class of attacks. Today, the company released […]


Federal, Policy

Treasury Department deletes a Trump election retweet that experts say violated an ethics law

August 15, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The Treasury Department retweeted a post from President Donald Trump on Wednesday touting Republican election chances this fall, sparking concerns among experts that the action may have violated federal ethics laws. Treasury soon removed the post. A representative for the […]


Federal, Policy

4 House Intel members offer election security bill

August 14, 2018

Via: FCW

A Senate proposal to secure the U.S. election system has a companion bill in the House and a prominent Republican co-sponsor. A bipartisan group of four lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have introduced a House version of the Secure […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings

August 14, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections in the first place, company engineers also build a variety of defense-in-depth measures that are designed to lessen the damage that can happen once a […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

A closer look at DOD’s cloudy JEDI contract

August 13, 2018

Via: FCW

On July 26, the Department of Defense released the final request for proposals for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract. Darth Vader has not yet weighed in on the JEDI proposal, but Yoda would call the protracted process […]


Federal, Policy

Early Trump Backer Rep. Chris Collins Indicted on Insider Trading Charges

August 8, 2018

Via: Fortune

New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges on Wednesday morning, federal prosecutors said. Collins’ charges include using inside information about Australian biotechnology company Innate Immunotherapeutics to make stock trades, CBS News reported. A grand jury […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Verizon Accused of ‘Grossly Overstating’ Its 4G Coverage

August 8, 2018

Via: Fortune

A trade group representing rural cellular carriers says Verizon “grossly overstated” its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, which could prevent people in areas that are underserved from seeing improvements in service. The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), in a filing […]


Federal, Policy

Ajit Pai admits FCC lied about “DDoS,” blames it on Obama administration

August 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai acknowledged Monday that the FCC lied about its public comment system being taken down by a DDoS attack during the net neutrality repeal proceeding. Pai blamed the spreading of false information on employees hired […]