US Treasury: 156 million coronavirus relief payments issued

April 7, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t filed 2019 or 2020 tax […]

Biden blasts Amazon for not paying federal taxes, promises to ‘put an end to that’

April 1, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

During an address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, yesterday, Biden mentioned Amazon twice when unveiling his infrastructure spending plan, which increases the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%. It also closes a popular loophole in the tax code that allows companies […]

IRS Needs Help Managing and Upgrading Legacy Criminal Investigations Systems

March 24, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The IRS’s criminal investigations team relies heavily on two legacy IT systems that are very much in need of upgrades. The agency is looking for a contractor to manage day-to-day operations and upkeep, as well as multiple new deployments each […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

April 8, 2021


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing national security concerns. The department added Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Industry, Tech, Transportation & Infrastructure

San Francisco airport first to try biometric check-in

April 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

San Francisco International Airport and United Airlines are testing SITA Smart Path, a low-touch, biometric-enabled check-in technology for boarding some domestic flights. This will be the first trial run in the country. SITA Smart Path integrates with existing industry-operating platforms. […]

Policy, State & Local

California to move to statewide reopening plan in June

April 7, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has led the nation’s most populous state through the pandemic using complicated metrics, county-by-county rules and a color-coded tier system dictating what people and businesses can do. But with summer approaching, more Californians getting vaccinated, and […]