Why Congress made it easier to avoid the IRS

January 14, 2020

Category: Federal, Policy

Every budget cycle, members of Congress solemnly promise to better fund the Internal Revenue Service so it can do its job of collecting taxes and serving the taxpayer. And once again, Congress has done the opposite. According to an analysis […]

U.S. Announces New Wave of Sanctions Targeting Iranian Senior Officials

January 10, 2020

Via: Fortune
Category: Federal, Policy

The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new […]

Huawei refutes suggestions state support drove its growth

December 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Huawei Technologies has lashed out at a US Media report that suggests the tech giant’s success is fuelled by billions of dollars in financial support from the Chinese government, arguing that its ties are no different from any other private […]

Policy, State & Local

Anti-vaxxers celebrate victory in NJ as pro-vaccine bill falls apart

January 14, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Amid raucous protest from hundreds of anti-vaccination advocates, state lawmakers in New Jersey have abandoned legislation to ban vaccination exemptions based on religious beliefs. The bill, S2173, collapsed in the state Senate Monday as lawmakers realized it was a single […]

Federal, Policy

Good Government Groups Push for Nonpartisan Panel to Find FEC Commissioners 

January 13, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A coalition of good government groups on Monday called on the White House and Senate leadership to restore a quorum at the Federal Election Commission, so it can resume its duties ahead of the 2020 election, and then establish a […]

Networking, Software, Tech

Four technologies that have got the biggest potential to change your healthcare for the better

January 13, 2020

Via: ZDnet

While it’s exciting to think of the long-term impact of brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality in healthcare, digital leaders in the NHS face the much more immediate challenge of using constrained budgets to help improve administrative processes and patient outcomes. […]