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Security an enabler for government adoption of AWS cloud

For years, U.S. government agencies were reluctant to follow the private sector and move information technology operations to the cloud. Concerns about security, legacy data, and the potential for vendor lock-in kept the federal government firmly planted in separate data centers. Show More Summary

US official focused on election security being shoved aside

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House. Matthew Masterson, currently chairman of the U.S. Election...

Official Focused on Election Security Being Shoved Aside

“The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the White House,” Reuters reports. “Matthew [...]

Mandatory Data Breach Notifications Are Coming: Here's Everything You Need To Know

This Thursday is the day! Yes, it is World Thinking Day (which you should still definitely do), but it's also the day that Australian Government agencies - and other organisations with obligations to secure personal information under...Show More Summary

To win ‘hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan, some aid programs worked better than others

Budget crunchers are looking at all aspects of the fiscal 2019 White House budget, including how foreign assistance helps support U.S. security interests. Some of the $16.8 billion in the latest U.S. Agency for International Development budget, for instance, targets the agency’s  No. 1 programming issue: reducing conflict. But what drives support for combatants in […]

China's Internet Czar has been purged

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's been months since Xi Jinping secured another five years in office and got his second five-year plan through Chinese Communist Party, and he's cleaning house: last week, the Chinese state news agency announced that Lu Wei, one of the most powerful internet policymakers in the world, had been fired, purged from the Party, and would be prosecuted for corruption. (more…)

Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

Israel arrests Palestinians 'planning attack on defence minister'

Israel arrested six Palestinians suspected of planning attacks targeting Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other Israelis in the occupied West Bank, security agency Shin Bet said Sunday. Shin Bet said the six were affiliated with...Show More Summary

Update on Ft. Meade Incursion

The Military Times reports two of the three people occupying a sport-utility vehicle that was fired on and halted as it attempted to gain access to the National Security Agency (NSA) have been released. The third party was turned over to the Howard County Sheriff’s office for failing to make child support payments. Investigators believe […]

Ex-NSA chief blasts Trump and ‘alt-right media’ for promoting conspiracy that Mueller’s Russia probe is a ‘hoax’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The former head of both the National Security Agency and the CIA on Friday said special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictments against numerous Russian nationals and entities charged with election-meddling put to rest the conspiracy that his investigation is a “hoax.” The report...

European spy chiefs plead for post-Brexit security cooperation

The heads of key British, French and German spy agencies warned Friday that intelligence sharing and cooperation must continue even after Britain quits the European Union. The rare joint statement came as top government officials and...Show More Summary

EPA Security Backed Up Scott Pruitt’s Argument for Flying First-Class

Security staffers for Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt recommended that he fly first class after several encounters with irate passengers, according to a report in Politico. “He was approached in the airport numerous times, to the point of profanities being yelled at him and so forth,” Henry Barnet, who leads the agency’s Office of…

Former Homeland Security official calls out agency for publishing ‘accusations’ in press releases

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a series of “press releases” panning various bipartisan immigration amendments Thursday, on the same day senators made moves to debate elements of a framework that provides permanent protections for certain undocumented immigrants and secures the border. Show More Summary

Prominent Egyptian Islamist critic remanded for 15 days

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's state security prosecutor on Thursday remanded for questioning a former Islamist presidential candidate who was detained over alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, state news agency MENA said...

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers.

DHS Condemns Schumer-Rounds-Collins Immigration Bill

The agency’s statement asserts: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins proposal destroys the ability of the men and women from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remove millions of illegal aliens. It would be the end of immigration enforcement in America and only serve to draw millions more illegal aliens with no way to remove them. Show More Summary

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights.

EPA chief has unusual waiver to fly in first or business class

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The agency cites security reasons for Scott Pruitt’s costly travel arrangements but refuses to give a full explanation.

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Defends First-Class Travel, Citing Security Concerns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt defended his use of first-class and business-class travel on Tuesday, saying a “toxic” political environment has created security risks that mandate his frequent use of premium cabins.

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