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US general: Most Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan estimates that 60 to 70 percent of the Taliban could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government. Campbell says 1,300 of the 9,800 American service men and women in Afghanistan...Show More Summary

HMS Announces Management Hires

Marine services company Harley Marine Services (HMS) has expanded its management team, naming Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering,

Google launches its Cloud Platform Security Scanner out of beta, minutes after Amazon announced Inspector

Google today brought out its Cloud Security Scanner service for finding potential security issues into general availability — for free. The tool came out in beta back in February. The timing is the interesting part. Google published its blog post on the news less than one hour after Amazon Web Services, the biggest public cloud […]

Services Sector Growth Slows Amid Global Economic Contraction

Categories: Industry News, Procurement, Purchasing and Sourcing, Services and Indirect Spend Tags: General News, ISM, L1 Growth in the U.S. services sector slowed in September, driven largely by a softening retail market and weakening of the global economy, the Institute for Supply Management reported this week. Show More Summary

Debbie Fox appointed general manager of Athoris

Clifford Thames, which provides IT solutions and data expertise for the automotive parts, service and repair industry, has announced that Debbie Fox has been appointed as general manager of Athoris Limited. The web-based platform is used for maintenance and repair quote authorisation, management and invoicing by fleets, leasing firms and carmakers, and the new general […]

Arrogance, ignorance, incompetence and narcissism all in one package … lucky us

And I bet you don’t even have to guess about whom I am talking: David Petraeus testified last month to the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. policy in the Middle East. Regarding Syria, the former general and CIA director urged a credible threat to destroy Bashar Assad’s air force if it continues to bomb its own […]

Top general in Afghanistan: U.S. strike on hospital a mistake

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the recent airstrike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake. Gen. John Campbell tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that it was a U.S. decision to conduct the airstrike and that the hospital was "mistakenly struck." Campbell's...

Navy Foot Dragging Annoys Top Shipbuilders | Strykers to Get An Upgrade | Australia Gives Thales $910M Contract for Hawkei 4x4s

Americas The US’ top shipbuilders are growing impatient with the Navy over the Ohio-class Replacement Program (SSBN-X), with General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries both calling for the service to comment on a proposed workshare between the two yards. The two yards submitted a proposal for a working arrangement in March, which will […]

Secret Service Chaffetz Leak Probe Reopened After Director Caught in a Lie

The inspector general’s office is reopening their investigation into the Secret Service leaking documents to the media about a congressman, in retaliation for his criticism of the agency.

Milton Friedman Accurately Explains the Immigration Problem in US and Europe, Government, Taxes, and Economic Freedoms in General

In previous articles I summed up the immigration problems in Europe and the US as the direct result of an "unlimited demand for free services, free shelter, and free food". Let's tune into what Economist Milton Friedman has to say about Illegal Immigration.Also consider Milton Friedman Quotes. Show More Summary

On CPS: “The progressive case for parents’ rights is worth taking seriously”

The critique of Child Protective Services agencies advanced lately by the free-range kids movement should find a readier echo on the left, writes Michelle Goldberg in The Nation. “Progressives have not, in general, seen CPS as worthy...Show More Summary

Kashmir is unfinished agenda which hinders regional peace: General Raheel

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, while addressing a gathering at Royal United Services Institute in London, said that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of Indo-Pak partition which needs to be resolved for the sake of peace and stability in the region. According to details of the gathering shared by Director General of the Inter-Services

Workers At London’s National Gallery Come To An Agreement, End Strike

“Union members had been on strike for more than 100 days in protest against plans to switch visitor services to a private company. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said he still opposed privatisation, but had been unable to prevent it.”

IRS Improperly Withheld Info from Taxpayers 12.3% of the Time

Yet, no punishment for IRS workers, of course: The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information requested by taxpayers 12.3 percent of the time, according to a new government audit. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TITGA) reviewed the IRS’ compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and discovered that disclosure specialists at the […]

Upwork and Freelancers Union Release ‘Freelancing in America: 2015’ Study Results

Categories: Industry News, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: General News, L1 Upwork and Freelancers Union released their jointly-commissioned study “Freelancing in America: 2015” Thursday. Show More Summary

Shell, GSA to Pay $55M for Soil Cleanup

The EPA has reached a $55 million settlement with Shell Oil Company and the US General Services Administration for the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, California. The cleanup work will prevent surface exposure of industrial chemicals and reduce sources of groundwater contamination from across the 280-acre site, […]

HBO Now gets picture-in-picture and Spotlight support on iOS 9

HBO has updated the app for its Now standalone streaming service with support for iOS 9. In addition to general support, you now have the ability to search HBO's content using Spotlight on your iPhone and iPad. Additionally, HBO Now supports iOS 9's picture-in-picture mode on the iPad, allowing you to keep watching no matter what app you're using. Show More Summary

Secret Service leaked unflattering personal data about congressman ‘to be fair’

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The Secret Service leaked unflattering confidential information about one of its most dogged Congressional critics to the press, according to an inspector general’s report released Wednesday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah said the move was an attempt to “intimidate and embarrass” him. The...

Secret Service Violates Privacy Act

John Roth, inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, has released his report detailing a violation of the Privacy Act of 1974 by the Secret Service. The agency has apologized to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) for improperly accessing and sensitive personal information about him dozens of times. Show More Summary

AzureCon Keynote Announcements: India Regions, GPU Support, IoT Suite, Container Service, and Security Center

Yesterday we held our AzureCon event and were fortunate to have tens of thousands of developers around the world participate. During the event we announced several great new enhancements to Microsoft Azure including: General Availability...Show More Summary

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