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US moves to better protect infrastructure from cyber threats

July 28, 2021

Category: Cybersecurity

The Biden administration is taking steps to harden cybersecurity defenses for critical infrastructure, announcing on Wednesday the development of performance goals and a voluntary public-private partnership to protect core sectors. The actions, outlined in an order from President Joe Biden, […]


1,000 GB of local government data exposed by Massachusetts software company

July 22, 2021

Via: ZDnet
Category: Cybersecurity

More than 1,000 GB of data and over 1.6 million files from dozens of municipalities in the US were left exposed, according to a new report from a team of cybersecurity researchers with security company WizCase. All of the towns […]


Powell says inflation will be ‘elevated’ in coming months

July 14, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that inflation “will likely remain elevated in coming months” before “moderating,” an apparent acknowledgement that price gains have been larger and more persistent than many economists forecast. In written testimony to be delivered Wednesday […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

July 30, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated. Federal workers will be required to sign […]


Federal, Policy

As Biden’s infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?

July 30, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there’s just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes? Seventeen GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting this week to start the debate, […]


Cybersecurity

Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old

July 29, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Government officials in the US, UK, and Australia are urging public- and private-sector organizations to secure their networks by ensuring firewalls, VPNs, and other network-perimeter devices are patched against the most widespread exploits. In a joint advisory published Wednesday, the […]


Federal, Policy

Harris releases strategy to tackle migration’s root causes

July 29, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won’t produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that expands on principles the Biden administration previously outlined. Harris said […]