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Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

US threatens to restrict WeChat following TikTok backlash

July 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Amid intense scrutiny over TikTok, WeChat, the essential tool for Chinese people’s day-to-day life, is also taking the heat from the U.S. White House trade advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business on Sunday that “[TikTok] and WeChat are the biggest […]


Federal, Policy

Does the COVID-19 Crisis Cap 25 Years of Government Blunders?

July 13, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A quarter-century pattern of failure by the federal government in efforts to respond to national crises tells the story of how we’ve arrived at this moment in American history, argues Paul C. Light. A longtime student of the US federal […]


Networking Security, Security

Societal upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic underscores need for new AI data regulations

July 10, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

As a long-time proponent of AI regulation that is designed to protect public health and safety while also promoting innovation, I believe Congress must not delay in enacting, on a bipartisan basis, Section 102(b) of The Artificial Intelligence Data Protection […]


Federal, Policy

The billionaires and country clubs that received small business loans from the government

July 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Billionaires, country clubs, private jet companies and Kanye West all received millions in government funding under the Paycheck Protection Program, according to the Small Business Administration. The PPP loans and grants were part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, which […]


Editorial

Governing in a Remote World: New Challenges During the Pandemic

June 22, 2020

Via: Nick Terrence

The government today is so overreaching in the life of the governed citizen that it seldom feels like another workspace. Although it is admittedly difficult to make a point which would entail that governments are corporations, for the sake of […]


Federal, Policy

The government delivered more than $267 billion in rescue funds in 2 months

June 3, 2020

Via: CNBC

Americans have received more than $267 billion in rescue payments from the government in an effort to pull the economy through the coronavirus crisis, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The department said 159 million Economic Impact Payments have been made […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Fixing a critical vulnerability in our critical infrastructure

May 29, 2020

Via: FCW

It is rare that a government report offers a realistic, near-term solution to a pressing, long-standing, black swan problem. It is rarer still that such a report recommends relying on the market rather than advocating a solution that costs billions […]


Networking Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

It Pays to Work In the Nation’s Capital

May 26, 2020

Via: Government Executive

While the overall economy has suffered significant COVID-19 effects, the defense industry remains a bright spot. Many companies report they’re ramping up hiring as the government continues to award defense contracts. Pre-pandemic, such jobs may have been viewed as less […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

New bill calls for cannabis companies to be eligible for federal COVID-19 help

April 23, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

With another major round of COVID-19 federal financial assistance around the corner, two lawmakers in states with previously booming cannabis businesses are asking for the federal government to bring the industry in from the cold. The legislation, proposed by Reps. […]


Federal, Policy

The Treasury and U.S. airlines have reached a tentative bailout deal

April 15, 2020

Via: Fortune

U.S. airlines reached an agreement in principle with the Treasury Department to access billions of dollars in aid as the government attempts to shore up one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with […]