Tag: government

Federal, Policy

Heidi Heitkamp: This government shutdown ignores massive problems threatening America’s future

January 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

I wish I were shocked by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government. I wish I were surprised by the inability of both sides to see past their political bases to achieve a responsible solution and compromise. After recently serving […]

Networking Security, Security

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

January 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and […]

Federal, Policy

Shutdown fight hits new stage as Trump considers emergency powers to build his wall

January 8, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The partial government shutdown tied the second longest in history on Tuesday, entering its 18th day with little signs of progress. The continued closure of nine government agencies adds a new sense of urgency to the situation as negotiations seem […]

Federal, Policy

Government shutdown becomes the third-longest ever. Here’s where things stand

January 7, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump said he was prepared to continue the partial government shutdown for “months or even years” — and as the closure drags into its third week, he’s getting closer to making good on that threat. The ongoing stalemate […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers

January 4, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A hacker has targeted and released private data on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a Twitter account, since suspended, and included email addresses, phone numbers, photo IDs and other […]

Federal, Policy

Democrats Announce Plan to Reopen Government, Including a Pay Raise for Feds

January 2, 2019

Via: Government Executive

House Democrats have announced their opening bid to end the shutdown when they retake the majority on Thursday, stating their plan to pass a combination of six Senate appropriations bills to fund agencies that are closed as well as a […]

Federal, Policy

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury rules, but make it harder to tighten them

December 27, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add […]

Policy, State & Local

The Government May Be Shut Down, But Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents

December 26, 2018

Via: Government Executive

At loggerheads with Congress over funding his signature border wall, president Donald Trump shut down large swaths of the federal government at midnight on Friday. Roughly 800,000 federal employees are affected, many of whom will remain on furlough without pay […]

Federal, Policy

The government shutdown could drag into 2019 as Trump keeps pushing for border wall funds

December 24, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

A partial government shutdown entered its third day Monday, with little hope of a quick resolution as lawmakers left town for the holidays. Congress and the White House have failed to break an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Oracle Claimed that Bidding for the Massive Pentagon Cloud Contract Favors Amazon. The Government Is Unconvinced

November 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

Oracle has failed in its bid to protest against a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract bidding process that the company—and many others—claim is designed for Amazon to win. Oracle has been complaining about the bidding process for the Joint Enterprise […]