President Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command

WASHINGTON — At the direction of the president, the Defense Department today (18 AUG 17) initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command (UCC). “This new unified … Continue reading President Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command

DIA Director appointed new Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command

PENTAGON — Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced that one of the president’s general officer assignment nominations on 19 JUNE 2017 is Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart for appointment … Continue reading DIA Director appointed new Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command

Tech Association announces Earth Day Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. (bdpatoday.com) — BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC), an information and communications technology (ICT) local trade association, announces an Earth Day themed technology and cyber career summit for … Continue reading Tech Association announces Earth Day Summit

TECH & The Trump Presidency

Markets think a ‘Trillion-dollar’ technology and infrastructure stimulus may be imminent WASHINGTON (bdpatoday)—President-elect Trump’s victory signaled widespread uncertainty and discontent surrounding economic opportunities, something which CNBC states several technology executives recently suggested … Continue reading TECH & The Trump Presidency

Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

First woman and first African American to head Library of Congress WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee for Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, by … Continue reading Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Congress enacts permanent ban on State and Local Internet Taxes

Commerce, Retail, and points-of-sale:  On-line vs. Brick-and-Mortar by Sally P. Schreiber, J.D. Journal of Accountancy WASHINGTON—Congress on Thursday passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, H.R. 644, which … Continue reading Congress enacts permanent ban on State and Local Internet Taxes

Cleaning up major public and private hacks, NSA’s IAD at Crossroads

FORT MEADE, MD—For nearly a decade, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) has been focused upon weaknesses in industrial control systems (ICS) such as the (supervisory control … Continue reading Cleaning up major public and private hacks, NSA’s IAD at Crossroads