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Cybersecurity

Federal Government Gets Serious About Post-Quantum Encryption Protection

June 29, 2022

Via: Nextgov

There is a Chinese proverb that states that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, while the second best time to plant one is right now. Given the quantum arms race going on between the United […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

More than 60 members of Congress call for streamlined licensing process for motor fuel haulers

June 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Through a letter dispatched to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg last week, more than 60 members of Congress urged changes to the licensing process for motor fuel truck haulers as means to draw in more applicants to the workforce. In […]


Cybersecurity

Pro-Russia threat group Killnet is pummeling Lithuania with DDoS attacks

June 28, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Internet services in Lithuania came under “intense” distributed denial of service attacks on Monday as the pro-Russia threat-actor group Killnet took credit. Killnet said its attacks were in retaliation regarding Lithuania’s recent banning of shipments sanctioned by the European Union […]


Health Care, Industry

Will health insurers continue to cover abortion now that Roe has been overturned?

June 27, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Rules on when and whether insurance can cover abortion are fairly clear. Whether people will be able to access that coverage now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned is not. In some states, insurance may cover what is now […]


Cybersecurity

Health systems want government help fighting off the hackers

June 22, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Cyberattacks on health systems mushroomed during the pandemic — and 2022 could be their worst year yet. From January through June, the Office of Civil Rights tallied 256 hacks and information breaches, up from 149 for the same period a […]


Industry, Workforce

Lawsuit: Tesla broke US law by not providing 60-day notice before mass layoff

June 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

A lawsuit filed by laid-off Tesla workers accused the company of violating federal law by failing to provide notice before the layoffs and said the former employees are entitled to 60 days of pay and benefits. Tesla’s actions violated the […]


Defense, Industry

Defense funding topline up in the air for 2023 after committees release bills

June 20, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Congress is tossing around three different topline numbers for funding the Defense Department in 2023 as legislators debate how much money the military should get with inflation hitting rates of 8%. Two House Appropriations Subcommittees are proposing a $777 billion […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden tells oil refiners: Produce more gas, fewer profits

June 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump. […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Congressional hearings focus on AI, machine learning challenges in cybersecurity

June 14, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Congressional hearings on artificial intelligence and machine learning in cyberspace quietly took place in the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber in early May 2022. The committee discussed the topic with representatives from Google, Microsoft and the Center […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

IRS launched tax credit website without authority to operate, watchdog reports

June 14, 2022

Via: FCW

The IRS rolled out a web portal to authenticate recipients of the expanded Child Tax Credit in mid-2021 without receiving an “authority to operate” approval from tech officials, according to a May report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax […]