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Federal, Policy

Border Patrol Officials Dodged Congress’ Questions About Migrant Children’s Deaths

January 15, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Trump administration sought to “conceal information” about the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy in Border Patrol custody, a House subcommittee chairwoman said at a hearing Tuesday. Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., said the Department of Homeland Security has “consistently […]


Federal, Policy

Why Congress made it easier to avoid the IRS

January 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

Every budget cycle, members of Congress solemnly promise to better fund the Internal Revenue Service so it can do its job of collecting taxes and serving the taxpayer. And once again, Congress has done the opposite. According to an analysis […]


Policy, State & Local

Anti-vaxxers celebrate victory in NJ as pro-vaccine bill falls apart

January 14, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Amid raucous protest from hundreds of anti-vaccination advocates, state lawmakers in New Jersey have abandoned legislation to ban vaccination exemptions based on religious beliefs. The bill, S2173, collapsed in the state Senate Monday as lawmakers realized it was a single […]


Federal, Policy

Good Government Groups Push for Nonpartisan Panel to Find FEC Commissioners 

January 13, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A coalition of good government groups on Monday called on the White House and Senate leadership to restore a quorum at the Federal Election Commission, so it can resume its duties ahead of the 2020 election, and then establish a […]


Networking, Software, Tech

Four technologies that have got the biggest potential to change your healthcare for the better

January 13, 2020

Via: ZDnet

While it’s exciting to think of the long-term impact of brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality in healthcare, digital leaders in the NHS face the much more immediate challenge of using constrained budgets to help improve administrative processes and patient outcomes. […]


Federal, Policy

Pelosi: House Moving to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate Next Week

January 10, 2020

Via: Fortune

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the House will take steps next week to send articles of impeachment to the Senate ending Democrats’ blockade of President Donald Trump’s Senate trial. In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said she […]


Software, Tech

Facebook Won’t Take Down Misleading Political Ads

January 9, 2020

Via: The New York Times

The tech giant just announced that it would not bow to pressure to tighten its rules on political advertising, Mike Isaac of the NYT reports. The social network won’t take down ads with misleading information, like one from the Trump […]


Federal, Policy

Trump responds to Iranian attacks: ‘All is well!’

January 8, 2020

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump has responded to Tuesday night’s attack by Iran on US and coalition forces stationed at bases in Iraq. “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq,” Trump tweeted. “Assessment of casualties […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Texas government website defaced with pro-Iran message

January 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The website of the Texas Department of Agriculture was briefly defaced Tuesday morning and replaced with an image of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was killed last week in a U.S. airstrike. A group of hackers referring to themselves […]


Networking Security, Security

Microsoft Access Vulnerability Could Leave 85,000 Businesses Exposed

January 7, 2020

Via: Fortune

Researchers have discovered a flaw in Microsoft’s Access database application that, if left unpatched, could impact up to 60% of U.S. businesses. The flaw, discovered by the team at Mimecast, could lead to the unintended disclosure of sensitive information. Mimecast […]