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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Generative AI is speeding procurement, but not without risks

July 17, 2024

Via: StateScoop

Procurement, the process of purchasing products and services from commercial bidders, is a heavily regulated and lengthy affair that sometimes takes months or years to complete. But as cities and states explore uses of generative artificial intelligence, a few, like […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

6 reasons to buy an Apple Vision Pro

July 12, 2024

Via: BGR

With Apple Vision Pro now available in more places, customers in over ten regions can finally get their hands on Apple’s first entry into a fresh product category in almost a decade. While I have mentioned 10 reasons not to buy this spatial computer, there […]


Education, Industry

Is Your School Ready for the New Recess Rules?

July 10, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Starting in the upcoming 2024-25 school year, new requirements are going into effect for elementary school recess in California, including at charter schools. These changes will impact public schools that offer recess in kindergarten through grade 6, unless the school […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

10 ways AI can make IT more productive

July 2, 2024

Via: CIO

Every IT leader wants to build a productive organization. AI is ready to help. When it comes to maximizing productivity, IT leaders can turn to an array of motivators, including regular breaks, free snacks and beverages, workspace upgrades, mini contests, […]


Policy, State & Local

Louisiana governor vetoes political deepfakes bill

July 1, 2024

Via: StateScoop

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has vetoed a bill that would have made it illegal to deceive voters through the use of artificial intelligence-generated deepfakes. While similar legislation outlawing the use of deceptive audio, images and videos for political purposes has […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

AI cannot be listed as inventor, says US patent office in latest guidance

February 15, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The USPTO’s new guidance on the use of artificial intelligence states that while AI-assisted inventions are not “categorically unpatentable, the inventorship analysis should focus on human contributions, as patents function to incentivize and reward human ingenuity.” Under the new guidance, […]


Defense, Industry

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

February 15, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not […]


Federal, Policy

White House blasted after posting Valentine’s Day meme attacking House Speaker Mike Johnson over border deal

February 14, 2024

Via: Fox News

The White House was blasted online over a Valentine’s Day meme making fun of House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., over the doomed border deal. The White House posted on X an image of Johnson with a red background and broken […]


Defense, Industry

Young Republicans slam Senate bill that ignores US migrant crisis, funds Ukraine

February 13, 2024

Via: Fox News

Younger Senate Republicans ripped GOP leadership after the Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid bill without addressing the migrant crisis at the southern border. Early Tuesday morning, the Senate voted 70 to 29 in favor of President Biden’s requested […]


Federal, Policy

Breaking down the House endgames for the Senate’s foreign aid plan

February 12, 2024

Via: POLITICO

The Senate is set to approve its $95 billion national security funding package as soon as Tuesday, delivering long-stalled aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Then the House will take its turn — and there will be a multi-directional battle […]


Defense, Industry

Republicans attempt to get hardline border security bill into foreign aid package

February 9, 2024

Via: Fox News

Some Senate Republicans are pushing to get stricter border security measures added to the foreign aid bill after tanking the bipartisan immigration deal. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Thursday filed an amendment to add hardline border security measures to the […]


Federal, Policy

Johnson considers new vote on spy powers for next week

February 7, 2024

Via: POLITICO

Speaker Mike Johnson is eyeing a floor vote on a revised spy powers bill next week, four people familiar with the discussion told POLITICO. The move would almost certainly renew lingering tensions within the House GOP over what to do […]


Cybersecurity

Civilian cyber reserves gaining steam at the US federal and state levels

January 24, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Volunteer cybersecurity reserve workforces are growing in the face of infosec worker shortages, with US CyberCommand recently authorized in the 2024 NDAA to create its own civilian cybersecurity reserve corps. The creation of civilian cyber reserves has gained traction over […]


Federal, Policy

Donald Trump dominates again, as former president easily beats Nikki Haley in New Hampshire GOP primary

January 23, 2024

Via: Fox News

Eight days after he crushed the competition in Iowa’s low-turnout Republican presidential caucuses, Trump quickly defeated Nikki Haley – his final remaining major rival for the GOP nomination – in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Fox News projected Trump would win […]


Defense, Industry

Murphy says border talks ‘largely done,’ signaling potential final phase

January 22, 2024

Via: POLITICO

Bipartisan border talks are “largely done” and have advanced to the Senate Appropriations Committee — signaling talks are entering a potential final phase — according to lead Democratic negotiator Sen. Chris Murphy. “Our work is largely done,” Murphy (D-Conn.) said. […]


Federal, Policy

Johnson calls migrant crisis ‘truly unconscionable’ during visit to besieged southern border

January 3, 2024

Via: Fox News

House Speaker Mike Johnson, leading a GOP delegation to the southern border on Wednesday, slammed what he said is a “truly unconscionable” migrant crisis at the southern border and blamed it on President Biden’s policies — as encounter numbers hit […]


Federal, Policy

Mississippi Legislature begins new term as GOP overhauls House leadership

January 2, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Republican-controlled Mississippi Legislature begins its annual session Tuesday, with all members being sworn in for a four-year term and the House electing new leaders after the previous speaker chose not to seek reelection. Rep. Jason White of West secured […]


Defense, Industry

US files war crime charges against Russians accused of torturing an American in the Ukraine invasion

December 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Four Russian men accused of torturing an American during the invasion of Ukraine have been charged with war crimes in a case that’s the first of its kind, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. It marks the first prosecution against […]


Federal, Policy

Trump, family attend funeral for sister Maryanne Trump Barry in New York City

November 17, 2023

Via: Fox News

Former President Donald Trump and his family attended the funeral of his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, at a church in New York City on Friday, The New York Post reported. Barry, a retired judge and assistant U.S. attorney, passed away […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

EU regulator says Apple should be on hook for €14.3 billion tax bill

November 9, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple has been dealt a blow in its €14.3 billion tax dispute with Brussels after an adviser to the EU’s top court said an earlier ruling over its business in Ireland should be shelved. Giovanni Pitruzzella, advocate-general of the European […]