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Ricky Le has joined VMWare’s global government relations and public policy team, with a focus on Federal policy.






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The Bank Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy, research, and advocacy group, announced Thursday that it has hired Kenice Middleton to be its new senior vice president of cybersecurity risk management.






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Jordan Rae Kelly is now a senior managing director in the cybersecurity practice for FTI Consulting. Kelly was previously the director for cyber incident response at the National Security Council (NSC).






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The Navy has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology a potential five-year, $155.6 million task order to provide cybersecurity support for the Department of Defense program that is overseeing the F-35 fighter jet.






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A group of 23 Democratic and independent senators have announced their support for the Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act, which was introduced Jan. 16 and would provide back pay up to $600 per paycheck for Federal contractors who were furloughed or had their hours reduced due to the partial government shutdown.






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The shutdown is having adverse effects on as many as 41,000 small businesses, as well as affecting revenue streams, executive VP and chief policy officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Neil Bradley told reporters on a call Thursday.






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Experts at a Brookings Institution panel discussion agreed today that 5G wireless technology has the potential to impact tech policy on Capitol Hill and beyond, including historically disadvantaged communities with people of color and those who live in rural areas where internet access is not as readily available as in more populated areas.






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According to the Nexusguard Q3 2018 Threat Report, 65.5 percent of distributed denial-of-service attacks were launched against communications service providers (CSPs) in the third quarter of 2018.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a $9.9 million contract to establish and manage a new cloud platform for the agency’s mobile applications to Booz Allen Hamilton.






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Venable LLP has hired Nick Choate as a policy advisor in its Legislative and Government Affairs Practice in Washington, with a focus on cybersecurity, telecom and technology public policy.  He was deputy legislative director for former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D.-Mo.






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Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday called for the Federal Trade Commission to take a larger role in protecting online consumer data by creating and overseeing a data-broker clearinghouse under which all brokers would have to register so that consumers could track how their data has been sold or deleted.






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On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the mobile version of its Microsoft Outlook platform would be available to all Federal customers after updates to its platform met high-level compliance standards with the Department of Defense (DoD).






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The Technology Policy Institute (TPI) announced Friday that it promoted Sarah Oh to senior fellow. Previously, Oh held the title of research fellow.






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