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Federal, Policy

Labor Department Set to Streamline Procurement Services

January 24, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Labor Department is consolidating its procurement services into one office this quarter, after making headway streamlining human resources and information technology support, the department’s No. 2 official said on Friday. This is part of a push from the Trump […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Citrix releases new patches to plug critical server vulnerability

January 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Citrix has released a new round of security updates to resolve a critical vulnerability exposing thousands of servers to code execution attacks. The vulnerability at the heart of the matter is CVE-2019-19781, a directory traversal security flaw that can be […]


Hardware, Tech

Consistent SSD Performance Is Critical for Your Storage-Intensive Workloads

January 20, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Solid state drive (SSD) specs often quote typical latencies—the time required by an SSD to fetch data requested by the system. But typical isn’t always representative of your workloads. You also need consistency. Think of latency as the wait time […]


Federal, Policy

‘A Complete Overload on the System.’ Congress Focuses on Iran and Impeachment as Healthcare Takes a Backseat

January 8, 2020

Via: Fortune

As tensions between Iran and the United States intensify, as well as confusion over U.S. military strategy, Congress once again finds itself facing an overwhelming crowded agenda and tough decisions about what to prioritize—this time during a presidential election year. […]


Federal, Policy

Trump responds to Iranian attacks: ‘All is well!’

January 8, 2020

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump has responded to Tuesday night’s attack by Iran on US and coalition forces stationed at bases in Iraq. “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq,” Trump tweeted. “Assessment of casualties […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Texas government website defaced with pro-Iran message

January 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The website of the Texas Department of Agriculture was briefly defaced Tuesday morning and replaced with an image of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was killed last week in a U.S. airstrike. A group of hackers referring to themselves […]


Networking Security, Security

Microsoft Access Vulnerability Could Leave 85,000 Businesses Exposed

January 7, 2020

Via: Fortune

Researchers have discovered a flaw in Microsoft’s Access database application that, if left unpatched, could impact up to 60% of U.S. businesses. The flaw, discovered by the team at Mimecast, could lead to the unintended disclosure of sensitive information. Mimecast […]


Networking Security, Security

Facebook data misuse and voter manipulation back in the frame with latest Cambridge Analytica leaks

January 6, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

More details are emerging about the scale and scope of disgraced data company Cambridge Analytica’s activities in elections around the world — via a cache of internal documents that’s being released by former employee and self-styled whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser. The […]


Federal, Policy

Congress Demands Answers on Soleimani Killing as Trump Ratchets Up Threats

January 6, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that he would levy […]


Federal, Policy

IRS drops longstanding promise not to compete against TurboTax

January 3, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The Internal Revenue Service’s new agreement with the tax-software industry prohibits companies from hiding their free options from search engines and allows the IRS to offer its own tax-return software in competition against TurboTax. That doesn’t mean the IRS will […]