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Federal, Policy

Did Trump Use Instruments of State Power to Punish AT&T and Amazon? Democrats Intend to Find Out

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

Now that they’re about to control the House, Democrats are planning to investigate Trump administration activities that appeared to be aimed at hurting major media concerns—namely the attempted blockage of the AT&T-Time Warner merger and the targeting of Amazon over […]


Federal, Policy

Could GSA’s Murphy join the race for the exits?

November 8, 2018

Via: FCW

Several cabinet officials are likely to leave government service ahead of the expected flurry of investigations once Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January. The General Service Administration’s chief Emily Murphy could join some other, more high-profile […]


Federal, Policy

DHS rolls out supply chain task force

October 31, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security announced the formation of a new task force focused on supply chain threats to information and communications technology. According to a release by DHS, the task force will develop recommendations for the industry to identify […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Says That Huge Saudi Arabia Arms Deal Will Create 500,000 U.S. Jobs. Defense Firms Suggest the Number Is Much Smaller

October 30, 2018

Via: Fortune

The U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia will probably create some jobs, just nowhere near as many as Trump says. President Trump is fond of claiming that the $110 billion arms deal he negotiated with Saudi Arabia last year (which […]


Federal, Policy

GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

October 29, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year […]


Federal, Networking, Policy, Tech

Trump Sets Out to Apply His America First Approach to 5G Wireless

October 26, 2018

Via: Fortune

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum Thursday calling on various government agencies to develop a “sustainable spectrum strategy.” The memorandum says “it is imperative that America be first in fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies.” In practical terms, it requires […]


Federal, Policy

The economy can turn down on a dime, Cramer warns Fed chief Powell

October 25, 2018

Via: CNBC

CNBC’s Jim Cramer warned on Thursday that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell could hurt the booming economy if the Fed continues to raise interest rates. “The economy can turn down on a dime,” Cramer said on “Squawk Box.” “We saw […]


Federal, Policy

White House pitches tech giants on civic service

October 23, 2018

Via: FCW

The White House hosted some of the biggest technology companies and digital shops within government at an Oct. 22 meeting to explore ways to inject government with tech expertise from the private sector through “tours of duty.” The goal of […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane

October 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay “completely unacceptable.” But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement ignored his agency’s deregulatory blitz that left […]


Federal, Policy

Senators Demand Trump Disclose Business Ties to Saudi Arabia

October 18, 2018

Via: Fortune

Just a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a group of Senators is demanding answers—not about Khashoggi’s possible death at the hands of […]