Tag: government

Federal, Policy

Walmart sues government to pre-empt allegations it helped fuel opioid crisis

October 23, 2020

Via: Fortune

Walmart Inc. sued the federal government in an effort to preempt regulators’ claims that the retailer added fuel to the U.S.’s opioid crisis by filling suspicious painkiller prescriptions in its pharmacies. The world’s largest retailer argues in the suit that […]

Federal, Policy

Nancy Pelosi says continuity of government is ‘always in place’ after Trump tests positive for Covid-19

October 2, 2020


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the continuity of government remains in place following President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. Pelosi, 80, who is second in line to assume the duties of the presidency, said on MSNBC that “out of […]

Federal, Policy

It’s not entirely clear how the government will pay for Trump’s $200 Medicare cards

September 25, 2020


In a speech unveiling his health-care “vision” for America, President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement: that cash cards will soon be sent to millions of seniors using the government health insurance program Medicare. “Under my plan, 33 million Medicare […]

Mobile Security, Security

Half of US citizens would share medical data beyond COVID-19 despite surveillance state worries

September 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Over half of US citizens are estimated to be willing to share their medical data and records due to COVID-19, and beyond, but fears of a surveillance state remain. As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus edges close to 30 […]

Federal, Policy

Too Many Americans Still Don’t Receive Acceptable Service from Federal Agencies

September 3, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A 2016 Forester Research report found that the federal government had a “near monopoly on the worst experiences.” By 2019, the company’s Customer Experience Index survey showed that Americans’ experiences with federal services “remains weak and uneven,” even though the […]

Networking Security, Security

Shoring Up the 2020 Election: Secure Vote Tallies Aren’t the Problem

August 25, 2020

Via: Threat Post

With the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election coming up in just two months and change, cybersecurity concerns have come to the fore for average citizens and politicians alike. That said, the likelihood of election results being impacted by an attack is […]

Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Security, Unified Communications

Zoom Faces More Legal Challenges Over End-to-End Encryption

August 13, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Video-conferencing behemoth Zoom has been hit with yet another lawsuit stemming from its claim to offer end-to-end encryption for sessions. The suit, filed in a Washington D.C. court [PDF] this week by a nonprofit advocacy group called Consumer Watchdog, alleges […]

Federal, Policy

Trump administration strikes another deal for a promising COVID-19 vaccine

August 12, 2020

Via: Fortune

Moderna Inc. reached a deal with the Trump administration to supply 100 million doses of its experimental vaccine for COVID-19, in a pact valued at up to $1.5 billion, the latest in a string of supply agreements the U.S. has […]

Infrastructure, Networking

Twitter adds labels for government officials and state-controlled media

August 6, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter is introducing new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and representatives,” the company wrote in the blog post announcing […]

Networking Security, Security

Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy

July 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As the number of coronavirus cases tops 4.4 million in the U.S., the shift to remote work has provided an opportunity for bad actors to more successfully conduct various types of cyberattacks, with ransomware representing one of the most devastating […]