DASHBOARD Act could force more disclosures from BigTECH, consumer data profits, and usage

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act, bipartisan legislation that will … Continue reading DASHBOARD Act could force more disclosures from BigTECH, consumer data profits, and usage

Senator Warren’s plan for “Platform Utilities” could down-size tech giants Amazon, Facebook, and Google

WASHINGTON — In her blog post written Friday of this week, “Here’s how we can break up Big Tech”, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), calls for breaking apart certain components of … Continue reading Senator Warren’s plan for “Platform Utilities” could down-size tech giants Amazon, Facebook, and Google

Samsung Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions

WASHINGTON— Last quarter, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that the company will be relocating its Washington, D.C. offices into a new multi-use, operational and interactive facility in the District’s iconic … Continue reading Samsung Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions

Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

WASHINGTON — Now under attack by POTUS, meet the new wolves of ‘K Street’. Ahead of tech executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter heading to more hearings in front of … Continue reading Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

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

H.O.P.E. DMV Alumnae Receive 2015’s President’s Awards

MERCEDES SNYDER | President’s Award Here is Mercedes’ Story “When you’ve worked hard, and done well and walked through the doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it behind you. You … Continue reading H.O.P.E. DMV Alumnae Receive 2015’s President’s Awards

Senator Feinstein Pushes for Final Passage of Cyber-Security Bill

eWeek 11.11.15 WASHINGTON—Saying that losses due to cyber-attacks could cost the U.S. economy more than $400 billion this year, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) argued passionately for final approval of the … Continue reading Senator Feinstein Pushes for Final Passage of Cyber-Security Bill