Tag: Featured

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

COVID-19 could hamper national security, new data shows

April 1, 2020

Via: FCW

Could the coronavirus pandemic seriously diminish military readiness? That’s been a key question from personnel and reporters to Defense Department leadership in the past several weeks. But a new map suggests COVID-19 could significantly alter DOD’s readiness — particularly for […]

Federal, Policy

Trump Rebuffs Demands to Lift Tariffs as Economy Falters

April 1, 2020

Via: The New York Times

President Trump continues to resist calls from hundreds of companies to drop tariffs he has placed on foreign goods, arguing that the levies do not impose costs on American companies, despite economic evidence to the contrary. The Trump administration has […]

Policy, State & Local

New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

March 31, 2020

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications this week launched a new website aimed at getting residents to contribute to the city’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic by self-reporting symptoms or encounters with people who may have […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

US officials are using location data from mobile ads to map the spread of Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this month, there were reports that talked about the US government’s intention to work with tech firms on tracking the coronavirus pandemic. This meant that authorities could use everyone’s phone location data in studying the spread of the virus, […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

Google now tells you how coronavirus will affect your travel plans

March 25, 2020

Via: BGR

There are clearly more pressing concerns at the moment than canceling or rescheduling travel plans that were made prior to the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but that does not change the fact that countless […]

Federal, Policy, State & Local

US airlines prepare for shutdown of all domestic passenger flights

March 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous industry and federal officials. It states that government agencies are considering ordering a shutdown as cancelations increase due to the coronavirus. According to Flightstats, there have been almost […]

Federal, Policy

Trump wants to ‘reopen’ the economy by Easter despite rapid coronavirus spread

March 24, 2020


President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy to “open” back up by Easter Sunday, despite expert warnings about the deadly threat of the coronavirus. Easter is April 12, less than three weeks away. Trump’s remarks in a […]

Software, Tech

Microsoft reports new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited

March 23, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft posted a new security advisory today (ADV200006), detailing what it’s calling “Type 1 Font Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.” They have given the vulnerability a “critical” severity rating, which is the highest severity rating Microsoft gives. The flaw seems […]

Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Some Amazon Prime shipments won’t arrive for a month due to coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Via: Fortune

Amazon Prime members who are used to getting their orders in 24 to 48 hours are facing a new reality as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic spreads. The online retailer says certain nonessential items will be de-prioritized and could take one […]

Federal, Policy

Investor Bill Ackman advises Trump to shut down the country, saying stock market ‘will soar’

March 18, 2020


Longtime hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Wednesday advised President Donald Trump to shut down the U.S. for one month in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus and said financial markets would rally in response to such decisive action. […]