The Senate, in a 67-28 vote today, passed a budget deal that raises Federal spending $320 billion over current levels and lifts the debt ceiling for two years, averting a shutdown. The Senate budget, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called “a strong deal,” is a companion to the House’s budget, which emerged from […] […]

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The International Society of Automation has announced the first founding members of its recently created Global Security Alliance, which is will bring together industry stakeholders explore ways to prevent and respond to catastrophic threats to mission-critical operations.


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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today that it has hired Jamie Susskind as its new vice president of policy and regulatory affairs.


Fight for the Future announced July 18 that it has launched an interactive map which tracks “where in the U.S. facial recognition technology is being used and where it is being resisted, and a tool-kit for local activists who want to help kickstart a ban in their city or state.”


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The inspector general for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, found cyber vulnerabilities in an audit, as noted in a summarized public version of the report released July 9.


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The Department of Commerce issued a request for information (RFI) for the Commerce CIO, Solutions and Partners (S&P) requirement, that supports the Office of Enterprise Services and Solutions (OESS) whose priority is delivering IT solutions.


Alex Greenstein joined the Commerce Department today as director of the U.S.-European Union (EU) Privacy Shield – which helps companies comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU and Switzerland to the U.S.  He was a senior advisor for international communications and information policy at the State Department. […]

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The U.S. Air Force announced in a press release the award to Accenture Federal Services of a Compute and Store agreement on June 21.


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for people to serve on the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee, which has 12 members who each serve for a minimum of three years and are ultimately appointed by the Commerce Secretary. Members are responsible for reviewing nominations and recommending “the […] […]

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The Defense Department (DOD) aims to award its 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract by the end of August, Inside Defense reported, citing comments from DoD CIO Dana Deasy to reporters today at a Defense Writers Group breakfast […]

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The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has promoted Matthew Schruers from vice president of law and policy to chief operating officer.


ACT-IAC announced it is seeking government and industry experts to volunteer for a work group to exchange information on cloud security authorizations to operate (ATOs). ACT-IAC is establishing the group to help the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization and FedRAMP learn more about industry’s approach to security and cloud authorizations. The group […] […]