Slovakia offered US helicopters for giving jets to Ukraine

March 22, 2023

Category: Defense, Industry

The United States has offered Slovakia 12 new military helicopters as compensation for the MiG-29 fighter jets the European country is giving to Ukraine, Slovakia’s defense minister said Wednesday. Under the offer, Slovakia would pay $340 million for the Bell […]

IRS Plans to Approve Use of Login-dot-gov as Tax Day Nears

March 14, 2023

Less than a month out from Tax Day, the IRS is preparing to implement a government-operated identity verification system: Taxpayers will be able to use the single sign-on tool to access tax documents and make payments through as […]

Biden extends ‘national emergency’ due to ‘extraordinary threat’ Russia’s actions against Ukraine pose to US

March 1, 2023

Category: Federal, Policy

President Biden on Wednesday issued a continuation of a previous executive order that declared a “national emergency” in the U.S. related to the yearlong conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Executive Order 13660 was initially signed by former President Barack Obama […]


TikTok CEO faces off with Congress over security fears

March 23, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The CEO of TikTok faced a grilling Thursday from a U.S. congressional committee in a rare public appearance where made his own case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned. Shou Zi Chew’s testimony came at a […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Emerging Technologies to Underpin Biden Plan for US Bioeconomy

March 22, 2023

Via: Nextgov

Alternatives to petroleum-based manufacturing for everyday goods stand to become a larger part of the U.S. economy, with the Biden-Harris administration releasing a new series of goals related to propelling innovation in biotechnology nationwide to support a greener economy. Following […]

Health Care, Industry

Moderna CEO brazenly defends 400% COVID shot price hike, downplays NIH’s role

March 22, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

In Congressional testimony Wednesday, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel unabashedly defended the company’s plans to raise the US list price of its COVID-19 vaccines by more than 400 percent—despite creating the vaccine in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, receiving […]

Policy, State & Local

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate as voting begins

March 21, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Wisconsin voters began casting ballots in person on Tuesday in the state’s high-stakes Supreme Court race, hours before the two candidates were slated to meet for their only debate two weeks before Election Day. Both candidates were urging their supporters […]

Education, Industry

Supreme Court rules for deaf student in education case

March 21, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday for a a deaf student who sued his public school system for providing an inadequate education. The case is significant for other disabled students who allege they were failed by school officials. The case […]

Cybersecurity, Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Why federal LGBTQI+ data collection should concern state, local officials

March 20, 2023

Via: StateScoop

In January, the Biden-Harris administration rolled out its Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity, which directed federal agencies to begin collecting sexual orientation and gender identity — or SOGI — data in census surveys and on federal forms like benefits […]


CISA kicks off ransomware vulnerability pilot to help spot ransomware-exploitable flaws

March 20, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Last week, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the launch of the Ransomware Vulnerability Warning Pilot (RVWP) program to “proactively identify information systems that contain security vulnerabilities commonly associated with ransomware attacks.” Once the program identifies vulnerable […]


US Government Shutdowns: Programs, Federal Employees, and Resolutions

March 17, 2023

Via: Lilian Cooper

US government shutdowns disrupt the economy and leave thousands of workers unpaid. Additionally, these standstills negatively impact air travel, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), small businesses, and many more government programs. This article will explore what US government shutdowns are, […]