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Federal, Policy

An unemployment rate of 23%? The real jobless picture is coming together

April 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

As the economic shutdown associated with coronavirus prevention measures nears the completion of its first full calendar month, a clearer picture is emerging of just how hard the hit has been to U.S. workers. An economy that had been near […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

DHS looks to the cloud to manage its Procurement Innovation Lab

April 13, 2020

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security wants a workload management system that will give its team of expert procurement coaches a cloud based tool that will help them cultivate innovative acquisition at the agency and beyond. The agency issued a request […]


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

Federal Government Reportedly Tracked Immigration Activists, Lawyers, and Journalists in Secret Database

March 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

The federal government has been secretly tracking immigration activists, lawyers, and journalists covering the topic, KNSD-TV, an NBC station in San Diego, reported on Wednesday evening. Leaked documents from a Homeland Security source showed that the U.S. created and maintained […]


Federal, Policy

Federal DMARC compliance spikes up

October 16, 2018

Via: FCW

More than six out of 10 federal domains are fully compliant with website and email security requirements laid out in a Department of Homeland Security directive released last year, while about three out of four are at least publishing reports […]


Federal, Policy

California net neutrality bill signed into law, prompting immediate federal lawsuit

October 1, 2018

Via: StateScoop

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law legislation that seeks to restore net neutrality rules for the state’s internet users. The law, which was introduced in January shortly after the Federal Communications Commission overturned its own Obama-era net […]


Editorial

The European Parliament passed a new copyright law

September 14, 2018

Via: Michael Boyd

The European Parliament has approved a controversial set of new rules on copyright which state that media giants should pay more for the content they use. The legislation also makes companies like Google and Facebook responsible for the content uploaded […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]


Federal, Policy

Union sues Trump over workforce order

June 1, 2018

Via: FCW

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal union, is suing President Donald Trump and the Office of Personnel Management over a recent executive order aimed at restricting union activity. The lawsuit was filed May 30 in the U.S. […]


Federal, Policy

OPM pushes cuts to federal retirement benefits

May 8, 2018

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management is moving ahead with a series of changes to employee benefits that it estimates will save more than $143 billion over 10 years. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), OPM Director Jeff […]