Biden to sign executive order on federal funding for Native Americans

December 6, 2023

Category: Federal, Policy

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday during a tribal nations summit that aims to make it easier for Native Americans to access federal funding and have greater autonomy over how to invest those funds and will […]

Thousands of fake Facebook accounts shut down by Meta were primed to polarize voters ahead of 2024

November 30, 2023

Category: Cybersecurity

Someone in China created thousands of fake social media accounts designed to appear to be from Americans and used them to spread polarizing political content in an apparent effort to divide the U.S. ahead of next year’s elections, Meta said […]

A new Social Security report shows the growing overpayment problem tops $23b

November 20, 2023

Category: Industry, Workforce

A new financial report released by the Social Security Administration last week shows that the scope of the agency’s overpayment problem has continued to grow. As of Oct. 1, the SSA had an uncollected balance of $23 billion in overpayments […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Maryland proposes multibillion-dollar transportation spending cut

December 5, 2023

Via: Fox News

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s administration is proposing roughly $3.3 billion in wide-ranging cuts for the state’s six-year transportation spending plan, which is facing inflationary pressures as traditional revenue sources haven’t kept up with costs, the state’s transportation secretary said Tuesday. […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

USDA unveils new data strategy

December 4, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Transparency and accountability are two guiding principles that form the core of the Department of Agriculture’s new data strategy, the blueprint for handling sensitive data within the agency from 2024 to 2026. Launched on Thursday, the data strategy previews the […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

New US rules, aimed at curbing China, could limit tax credits for electric vehicles

December 1, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration proposed new rules Friday that could make it harder for electric vehicles to qualify for a full $7,500 federal tax credit, complicating efforts to meet President Joe Biden’s goal that half of new passenger vehicles sold in […]

Policy, State & Local

Arizona lawmaker calls for National Guard deployment to handle Tucson migrant surge: ‘Overrun and undermanned’

December 1, 2023

Via: Fox News

Rep. Juan Ciscomani, R-Ariz., is calling for the deployment of Arizona’s National Guard to the southern border to help authorities deal with a surge in migrants to the Tucson Sector. Fox News reported on Thursday that the border has seen […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple will begin producing and packaging some Apple Silicon chips in the US

November 30, 2023

Via: BGR

Today, Apple announced that some of its most advanced silicon production and packaging are coming to the United States thanks to a partnership with Amkor, which will manufacture and pack the company’s chips in a facility in Peoria, Arizona. According […]