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Federal, Policy

Trump’s sudden reversal on student visas will be felt in Silicon Valley

July 8, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Growing up in the Philippines, Andreia Carrillo always liked the stars. It’s what brought her to the United States to study astronomy, and why she wants others to follow in her footsteps and study the stars. “Though, we’ll see if […]


Federal, Policy

Mitch McConnell just gave us a better idea of who might actually get a second stimulus check

July 7, 2020

Via: Fortune

The stimulus package signed into law in March provided a boost to Americans to help them stay afloat during the pandemic. But as the pandemic lingers, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are feeling the heat to approve another round of stimulus […]


Federal, Policy

Regeneron signs a $450 million contract with the U.S. government for its coronavirus therapy

July 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Tuesday the U.S. government signed a $450 million contract with the drugmaker to make and supply its potential double-antibody cocktail for Covid-19. The cocktail, REGN-COV2, is in separate clinical trials assessing its effectiveness in preventing and […]


Policy, State & Local

Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down Pending Review, Federal Judge Rules

July 6, 2020

Via: The New York Times

The Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil route from North Dakota to Illinois that has inspired intense protests and legal battles, must shut down pending an environmental review and be emptied of oil by Aug. 5, a district court ruled on […]


Federal, Policy

Banks will collect billions in fees on PPP small business loans, according to a new report

July 6, 2020

Via: Fortune

The Paycheck Protection Program, designed to save jobs and stimulate the economy by providing forgivable loans to small businesses hurt by the coronavirus, is also creating another winner: banks. Banks that made the government-guaranteed PPP loans to small businesses are […]


Federal, Networking, Policy, Tech

Small ISPs “stunned” by FCC move to ban Huawei/ZTE gear during pandemic

July 1, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Small Internet service providers are “stunned” that the Federal Communications Commission is enforcing a ban on Huawei and ZTE network gear during the ongoing pandemic. The FCC already voted unanimously in November 2019 to ban Huawei and ZTE equipment in […]


Federal, Policy

New Legislation Would Increase Oversight Over Agency Relocations

July 1, 2020

Via: Government Executive

Democrats in both chambers of Congress on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring greater oversight over proposed agency relocations by requiring making analyses of such proposals available for public review. The Conducting Oversight to Secure Transparency of Relocations Act, introduced by Rep. […]


Networking Security, Security

Foreign adversaries likely to exploit critical networking bug, US says

June 30, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Foreign hackers backed by a well-resourced government are likely to exploit a critical vulnerability in a host and VPN and firewall products sold by Palo Alto Networks, officials in the US federal government warned on Tuesday. In worst-case scenarios, the […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Tech

AT&T brings low-band 5G service to 28 additional US markets

June 30, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Worth highlighting is the fact that we are talking about AT&T’s low-band 5G wireless service which differs greatly from the ultra-fast high-band network that utilizes millimeter wave tech, or what most people typically think of when hearing the term “5G.” […]


Federal, Policy

Senate Defense Policy Bill Would Allow Pay Increases for a Few Federal Tech and Acquisition Jobs

June 29, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Senate is slated to vote this week on its version of the annual defense policy bill, a must-pass piece of legislation that often acts as a vehicle for governmentwide workforce policy changes and this year includes provisions ensuring federal […]