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Cybersecurity Biden floats $9B boost to tech modernization fund By Justin Katz Jan 15, 2021 NOTE: This story first appeared on FCW.com. President-elect Joe Biden today released his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes $9 billion for a fund used to improve the federal government’s IT and cybersecurity. Most of the massive …

Construction likely will start next year on the long-delayed $500 million Obama Presidential Center, a development we’ll be glad to see, at last. The Obama Foundation made a big splash in 2016 when it announced plans to build the center in Jackson Park, a 500-acre green spot, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, that once hosted …

Acquisition Pandemic speeds modernization across federal agencies By Mark Rockwell Dec 11, 2020 NOTE: This story first appeared on FCW.com. The initial ordeal of adapting to the pandemic IT environment has evolved into a speedier and focused view of system modernization at federal agencies, according to some federal CIOs. That initial wave of …

CYBER NDAA includes cyber czar, CISA subpoenas By Justin Katz Dec 04, 2020 NOTE: This article first appeared on FCW.com. Lawmakers on Thursday unveiled their bicameral version of the fiscal year 2021 annual defense policy bill that includes more than two dozen recommendations from a congressional cyberspace commission such as establishing a White …

Get the latest updates on the the election. In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump, with 54 percent of likely voters favoring him vs. 42 percent for Trump. How to vote: Find out the rules in your state, and if you’re voting by mail, see how to make …

Former New Jersey governor and longtime Trump ally Chris Christie published a striking op-ed in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal that laments “the polarization of something as practical as a mask,” and admits that his own failure to wear one at a White House event last month could have been fatal. “I am lucky to be …

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a searing take down of Donald Trump while presenting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the ones who will “lead this country out of these dark times.” Obama made the case for electing his former vice president and Harris, a California senator, during a live address to …

August 18, 2020 at 7:37 AM EDT Can Jill Biden help Joe beat Trump? On the chaotic day Joe Biden called Sen. Kamala D. Harris to ask whether she would be his running mate, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s phone rang. As one of four co-chairs on Biden’s vice-presidential selection committee, Garcetti was one of …

Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked Barack Obama for discussing police violence in his funeral oration for civil rights icon John Lewis.  “Imagine if some greasy politician showed up at your loved one’s funeral and started throwing around stupid partisan talking points about senate procedure,” said the host.  In his oration Obama called for a …

The conversations about Mr. Lewis’s legacy, with some of his colleagues calling him the “conscience of Congress,” have pushed many activists and others to consider how his message of nonviolent resistance has endured and evolved for a new generation carrying on the fight. “It’s easy to go violence on violence,” David Parker, an Army veteran …