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Networking Security, Security

NSA improperly collected Americans’ phone records for a second time, documents reveal

June 26, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Newly released documents reveal the National Security Agency improperly collected Americans’ call records for a second time, just months after the agency was forced to purge hundreds of millions of collected calls and text records it unlawfully obtained. The document, […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

U.S. enterprises want to expand IT teams, but face skilled worker shortages

June 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Sixty-seven percent of enterprises plan to expand full time IT workers, but many are having trouble hiring skilled employees, according to staffing firm Robert Half Technology. The 67% tally was up four points from Robert Half’s survey for the first […]

Federal, Policy

FedEx sues US over screening requirements in Huawei dispute as China tensions rise

June 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

FedEx sued the U.S. Department of Commerce to block it from enforcing regulations requiring it to screen and block packages coming into the U.S. that may pose a threat to national security — placing the shipping company directly in the […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G Wireless

June 24, 2019

Via: ZDnet

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” the presidential tweet read last February 21. “American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” The race to 5G, as it is […]


Ethical Hacking: A Critical Cog in the Future of Cybersecurity

June 19, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Every headline-grabbing cyberattack unveils new sophisticated hacking techniques, but the attacker’s portrait remains the same: a modern-day professional with a strong sense of curiosity, patience, and social skills that thoroughly examines a company’s systems, takes note of every vulnerability, then […]

Federal, Policy

Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies

June 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services

June 18, 2019

Via: StateScoop

When the Maryland Department of Human Services decided in 2017 to move the systems it uses to run the state’s benefit programs to a cloud platform, it could have gone with a “lift and shift” strategy, literally copying the files […]

Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

June 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in the US and elsewhere, researchers with security firm Dragos reported Friday. The group, […]

Federal, Policy

Even Longtime Tariff Backers Say Trump Is Pushing Them Too Far

June 17, 2019

Via: Fortune

New Balance Athletics Inc. has long advocated and benefited from tariffs, competing with Nike Inc. and other footwear companies while still making shoes in the U.S. Now, it’s among the critics of President Donald Trump’s duties testifying at a public […]

Data Center, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Lawmakers in Nevada on Wednesday sent their fourth piece of legislation concerning blockchain technology to Gov. Steve Sisolak in the past two weeks. The latest measure, Senate Bill 161, would provide businesses testing new uses of the distributed-ledger technology with […]