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Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple sues US patent office over AR software trademarks

February 27, 2024

Via: BGR

Apple is suing the US Patent Trademark Office after the organization refused to grant trademarks covering Cupertino’s AR software development tools Reality Composer and Reality Converter. According to Reuters, Apple asked the Virginia federal court to revert USPTO’s decision as […]


Federal, Policy

New poll reveals record-high number of Americans view this issue as ‘critical threat’ to US interests

February 27, 2024

Via: Fox News

A record-high number of Americans see large numbers of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S. as a “critical threat” to U.S. interests, according to a new poll published Tuesday. The Gallup poll found that 55% of U.S. adults say that […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

New federal policy gives Native American tribes power to veto green energy development

February 26, 2024

Via: Fox News

Federal regulators quietly implemented a new policy enabling Native American tribes to effectively veto certain green energy development projects on their land. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order rejecting three large hydroelectric pump storage projects — which […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

ISPs keep giving false broadband coverage data to the FCC, groups say

February 23, 2024

Via: ArsTechnica

Internet service providers are still providing false coverage information to the Federal Communications Commission, and the FCC process for challenging errors isn’t good enough to handle all the false claims, the agency was told by several groups this week. The […]


IT Policy, Tech

Biden to sign executive order boosting cybersecurity of ports, maritime vessels

February 21, 2024

Via: Government Executive

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that would give the Homeland Security Department more authority to address maritime cybersecurity threats. The order, previewed by officials in a call with reporters, would give the U.S. […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Trump-allied lawyers over 2020 election lawsuit in Michigan

February 20, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Sidney Powell and other lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump over $150,000 in sanctions they were ordered to pay for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the […]


Federal, Policy

Biden wants people to know most of the money he’s seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

February 20, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

White House is distributing $5.8 billion from the infrastructure law for water projects

February 20, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is distributing another $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects around the country, paid for by one of its key legislative victories. The new allocations will go to projects in all 50 states, bringing […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

AI cannot be listed as inventor, says US patent office in latest guidance

February 15, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The USPTO’s new guidance on the use of artificial intelligence states that while AI-assisted inventions are not “categorically unpatentable, the inventorship analysis should focus on human contributions, as patents function to incentivize and reward human ingenuity.” Under the new guidance, […]


Defense, Industry

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

February 15, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not […]


Federal, Policy

White House blasted after posting Valentine’s Day meme attacking House Speaker Mike Johnson over border deal

February 14, 2024

Via: Fox News

The White House was blasted online over a Valentine’s Day meme making fun of House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., over the doomed border deal. The White House posted on X an image of Johnson with a red background and broken […]


Defense, Industry

Young Republicans slam Senate bill that ignores US migrant crisis, funds Ukraine

February 13, 2024

Via: Fox News

Younger Senate Republicans ripped GOP leadership after the Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid bill without addressing the migrant crisis at the southern border. Early Tuesday morning, the Senate voted 70 to 29 in favor of President Biden’s requested […]


Federal, Policy

Breaking down the House endgames for the Senate’s foreign aid plan

February 12, 2024

Via: POLITICO

The Senate is set to approve its $95 billion national security funding package as soon as Tuesday, delivering long-stalled aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Then the House will take its turn — and there will be a multi-directional battle […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

Microsoft in talks over cloud licensing complaint in the EU

February 8, 2024

Via: CIO

Microsoft is in talks with Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) to settle the trade body’s complaint about its cloud software licensing practices in the European Union (EU). “Today, CISPE confirms that it has opened discussions with Microsoft aimed […]


Federal, Policy

Johnson considers new vote on spy powers for next week

February 7, 2024

Via: POLITICO

Speaker Mike Johnson is eyeing a floor vote on a revised spy powers bill next week, four people familiar with the discussion told POLITICO. The move would almost certainly renew lingering tensions within the House GOP over what to do […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

The head of FAA pledges to hold Boeing accountable for any violations of safety rules

February 6, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The new chief of the Federal Aviation Administration says the agency will use more people to monitor aircraft manufacturing and hold Boeing accountable for any violations of safety regulations. FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker is expected to face a barrage of […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

U.S. Department of Transportation launches AI initiative

February 6, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched the Complete Streets AI (artificial intelligence) Initiative through the department’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. The initiative will allow small businesses to leverage advancements in AI that improve transportation. There will be multiple […]


Federal, Policy

House tees up vote on impeaching Mayorkas over border crisis

February 6, 2024

Via: Fox News

House Republicans are moving toward a chamber-wide vote on whether to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the border crisis. A Cabinet secretary has not been impeached since 1876. Mayorkas is facing two impeachment articles, one that accuses him […]


Federal, Policy

House passes $78 billion tax bill expanding child tax credit and boosting US manufacturing

January 31, 2024

Via: Fox News

The House of Representatives approved a major bipartisan deal to temporarily expand the child tax credit and revive a number of business tax breaks on Wednesday. The $78 billion tax bill passed in a 357-70 vote with wide support from […]


Energy & Environment, Industry, Policy, State & Local

California sued over Newsom-signed laws forcing companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions

January 30, 2024

Via: Fox News

A coalition of business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California over its two recently-enacted laws forcing companies to disclose climate data. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District […]