Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 17, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

The United States is commemorating the end of slavery with a new federal holiday. President Joe Biden is set to sign legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on […]

As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

June 11, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance. Part of the problem is that today’s laws, regulations […]

Biden widens list of Chinese firms off-limits for investment

June 4, 2021

Category: Federal, Policy

China vehemently objected Friday to U.S. President Joe Biden’s expansion of a list of Chinese companies whose shares are off-limits to American investors because of their purported links to the Chinese military and surveillance. The White House issued the update […]

Cloud Computing, Policy, State & Local, Tech

States Should Follow in Montana’s Modernization Footsteps

June 18, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

This summer, Montana is expected to retire a mainframe that has supported state agencies for decades. The state moved remaining applications to the cloud to finally discontinue use of the mainframe. Montana’s freedom from its ­mainframe is somewhat rare among […]


Data privacy & government agencies: Beyond best practices

June 18, 2021

Via: Diana Beverly Ross

According to a recent survey, 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing—not good news for government agencies that handle sensitive data on a daily basis.  Navigating the dangerous waters of protecting data is challenging, especially with all […]

Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Lordstown Motors now says that it has no binding orders for EV truck

June 17, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Lordstown Motors said on Tuesday that its Endurance electric pickup truck would enter limited production later this year, with Lordstown President Rich Schmidt telling journalists that the company had “binding orders” that would fund production until May 2022. The company […]

Defense, Industry

Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B

June 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6 billion just four years in. In April, reports suggested that the company was on the hunt […]