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US government

Draft bill could force AWS, Microsoft, Oracle to change public sector contracts
Senator Gary Peters listening at a session in government
public cloud

Draft bill could force AWS, Microsoft, Oracle to change public sector contracts

A US senator is reportedly hoping to change the way the 24 federal agencies buy software
12 Sep 2022
US plans big tech regulatory framework
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Policy & legislation

US plans big tech regulatory framework

The White House has outlined six principles it aims to follow in order to reform big tech
9 Sep 2022
US blocks CHIPS-funded companies from investing in China
Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo talking at a press briefing
Policy & legislation

US blocks CHIPS-funded companies from investing in China

Companies should be able to apply for the $50 billion in funding from February 2023
7 Sep 2022
Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi giving a speech in Taiwan
cyber warfare

Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit

IP addresses from China and Russia were said to have been responsible for the attack
5 Aug 2022
US and Japan double down on joint semiconductor research
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Policy & legislation

US and Japan double down on joint semiconductor research

Representatives from the two nations met last week to outline how they would cooperate on technology-related issues
1 Aug 2022
FCC to consider huge update to minimum broadband speed
Jessica Rosenworcel stands before a presidential podium, dressed in a blue suit with the blurred words 'Affordable Internet' and 'High Speed Internet' in the background
Infrastructure

FCC to consider huge update to minimum broadband speed

A new required speed of 100 Mbits/sec down would give consumers and small businesses a boost, but could raise prices
18 Jul 2022
NOAA unveils two new supercomputers in effort to better predict extreme weather
A bank of boxes make up a supercomputer in a clean, brushed metal room, with blue light emanating from each box
high-performance computing (HPC)

NOAA unveils two new supercomputers in effort to better predict extreme weather

The move more than doubles the agency's computing capacity, in hopes of preventing further loss of human life and damage to economy
29 Jun 2022
Google aims to court US public sector with new division
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public sector

Google aims to court US public sector with new division

The company hopes that the launch of Google Public Sector will help it to rapidly expand its services to the government
29 Jun 2022
Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack
Rodrigo Chaves, Costa Rica's president, speaks at his inauguration ceremony
ransomware

Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack

The US has released a $10 million bug bounty for information on the attackers
10 May 2022
LinkedIn to pay $1.8 million to employees after settling gender discrimination charges
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Careers & training

LinkedIn to pay $1.8 million to employees after settling gender discrimination charges

The US Department of Labor announced the settlement yesterday on behalf of 686 female employees in California
4 May 2022
Google claims US government is too reliant on unsecure Microsoft products
US flag outside Congress
cyber security

Google claims US government is too reliant on unsecure Microsoft products

The tech giant suggested it might be time for the government to rethink its approach to procurement
1 Apr 2022
Democrats propose privacy-focused digital dollar
The US dollar overlaid with digital lines
digital currency

Democrats propose privacy-focused digital dollar

The dollar would have to be able to make offline transactions and preserve anonymity
29 Mar 2022
Biden urges US businesses to prepare for Russian cyber attacks
US president Joe Biden speaking to press at the White House while sat in front of the US flag
cyber warfare

Biden urges US businesses to prepare for Russian cyber attacks

The president has urged critical infrastructure owners to accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors
22 Mar 2022
Congressional bill aims to ban mergers valued over $5 billion
Sen. Warren And Rep. Jones outside the US Capitol building
Policy & legislation

Congressional bill aims to ban mergers valued over $5 billion

The legislation also looks to establish procedures to allow antitrust agencies to retrospectively break up harmful deals that have destroyed competiti…
17 Mar 2022
US law passed forcing companies to report cyber attacks, ransomware payments
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Policy & legislation

US law passed forcing companies to report cyber attacks, ransomware payments

Operators of critical infrastructure will face a subpoena for failing to report cyber incidents
14 Mar 2022
China-backed hackers compromised six US government networks
A close up of a keyboard with graphics overlaid to represent cyber security and hacking
vulnerability

China-backed hackers compromised six US government networks

Mandiant researchers investigated APT41 activities between May 2021 and February 2022
9 Mar 2022
Pros and cons of breaking up big tech
Big tech companies over top of a hand
big data

Pros and cons of breaking up big tech

We analyze the impact of breaking up powerful and far-reaching data-opolies
17 Feb 2022
US telcos request $5.6 billion to rip out Huawei, ZTE equipment
Huawei logo displayed on a shopfront
Network & Internet

US telcos request $5.6 billion to rip out Huawei, ZTE equipment

The FCC says it has received 181 applications from small carriers to access its funding
7 Feb 2022
US companies have less than a five-day supply of semiconductors
A processor chip being held in a gloved hand
components

US companies have less than a five-day supply of semiconductors

The Department of Commerce has called on president Biden to move forward with the proposed $52 billion funding for the domestic chip industry
26 Jan 2022
Biden nominates Meg Whitman for ambassador role in Kenya
Meg Whitman sat in a white chair on a stage at a conference
Policy & legislation

Biden nominates Meg Whitman for ambassador role in Kenya

The former HPE CEO has plenty of business experience as well as having been involved in politics for a number of years
10 Dec 2021
UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership

The partnership will see the two nations form a comprehensive strategy to share data that aligns with both domestic data sharing and protection framew…
9 Dec 2021
ID.me and Sterling Check partner on in-person identity verification
ID.me logo
identity and access management (IAM)

ID.me and Sterling Check partner on in-person identity verification

The joint solution improves equity and access to government benefits
19 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
19 Nov 2021