It is not uncommon for cybersecurity companies to research and hype threats that could drive sales.
The cybersecurity market and its customers would benefit from government regulation and research to help buyers separate good and bad security products and get objective reports on emerging cyber threats
via Crime Ring Revelation Reveals Cybersecurity Conflict of Interest – Scientific American.
Neustar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is fighting tooth and nail to prevent Telcordia Technologies from taking over a massive number-portability contract with the telecom industry.
via FCC presses Telcordia on parent Ericsson’s U.S. telecom ties – Washington Business Journal.
Lockheed Martin has taken a major step forward in advancing live, virtual and constructive (LVC) technologies with a training exercise that linked a pilot flying an F-16 in the air with a “wingman” flying an F-16 on the ground, fighting against computer-generated adversaries.
via Lockheed Successfully Links Live, Virtual F-16 For Training Exercises | Defense News | defensenews.com.
The other newly deployed service is the Interstate Photo System, a facial-recognition program that will allow law-enforcement agencies, including probation and parole officers, to cross-reference photographic images with criminal databases.
via FBI's Facial-Recognition Technology Goes Live – Nextgov.com.
Titled Project Mausam: Maritime Routes and Cultural Landscapes Across the Indian Ocean, the project has the potential to control and limit China’s influence in the Indian Ocean region.
via Economy Lead | India to launch Project Mausam to counter China Silk Road.
India and Vietnam signed 7 agreements, including one for direct flights between their capitals, for scouting for oil, and an extended line of credit for purchase of defense equipment.
via Economy Lead | India signs 7 deals with Vietnam in defense, energy, finance and aviation.
A recipe for beer brewed by the White House? The Obama administration happily shares it. A list of wines served at state dinners? No problem.
But what about the First Family’s coffee habits?
Caffeine consumption in the West Wing has, apparently, become a state secret.
via An enduring mystery: What coffee is served at the White House? My mug is empty – Politics – The Boston Globe.
.. women on average make up only about 30 percent of all employees in the big four Silicon Valley companies — Facebook, Apple, Google and Twitter.
For IT-related jobs specifically, that gap widens practically to a chasm, with women accounting for an average of just 16 percent of those roles
via Not Just Silicon Valley: Feds Have a Gender Tech Gap, Too – Nextgov.com.
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Why choose to be a nonprofit?
And how can a company with 135,000 employees in 44 countries with $27 billion in annual sales, possibly justify being a not-for-profit?
via Why is Ikea a Non-profit? – OnlineMBA.com.
It’s no secret that while the U.S. fought the Iraq War, it was China and Iran who won it.
Since the 2003 U.S. invasion, Chinese energy companies have invested some $10 billion in Iraq’s nascent oil industry.
In recent years, China has been the destination for around half of Iraq’s oil exports.
via China Created ISIS, Too | The Diplomat.
For Scottish nationalists who say they are on the cusp of achieving their ambition of unraveling the U.K. political union that dates back 307 years, ditching the monarchy is a step too far.
Rather than a republic, they want to keep the queen as head of a newly independent state.
via Ditching Monarchy Is Step Too Far for Scots Nationalists – Bloomberg.
- H.R. 5021 [113th]
Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
- H.R. 5078 [113th]
Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014aa
- H.Res. 711 [113th]
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers
- H.R. 3522 [113th]
Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013
- H.R. 2495 [113th]
American Super Computing Leadership Act
- H.R. 5161 [113th]
- H.R. 1821 [113th]
Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013
- S. 2199 [113th]
Paycheck Fairness Act
- S. 744 [113th]
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
- S. 2410 [113th]
Carl Levin National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
via THOMAS Top Ten for 9/14/2014 – THOMAS (Library of Congress).
“We have this factory model, and we think someone’s working if they show up in the morning and they’re not drunk, they don’t sleep at their desks, they leave at the right time.
“But that has so little to do with what you create. And we all know people who create a lot without fitting into those norms.”
via The Ultimate Office Perk: Not Having an Office – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com.
Being chronically late can have deep psychological drivers that go beyond having too much to do or mistiming traffic.
via The Complete Guide to Being on Time – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com.
Focus on areas of agreement: common interests, shared values.
Start with the things that get heads nodding in the right direction.
You’re aiming to make everyone feel good. Why not start there.
via Brave Negotiating: A Better Path To Win-Win.
The elite media has a propensity to canonize the Chair of the Fed.
Media adulation has obscured the prime source of the stagnation besetting American wage earners for the past 43 years.
via Fed Policy Gives The Impression That The Central Bank Loathes The American Worker.
Say AT&T starts getting a bunch of angry calls about service quality from customers in a specific neighborhood.
The system can detect those complaints and chart them by location, allowing employees to isolate the problem and quickly brief customers on the situation.
It can even anticipate the kinds of questions a customer might ask so reps can be ready with the answers.
via Here’s What Happens to Calls ‘Recorded for Quality Assurance’ at AT&T.
The battle lines will probably be clear:
the cellphone companies against nearly everyone else.
via F.C.C. Revisits Net Neutrality Exemption for Mobile Broadband – NYTimes.com.
The transaction is conditional upon Jazztel shareholders tendering at least half of the stock — excluding an almost 15 percent stake held by Chairman Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals and executives who have agreed to sell.
via Orange Offers to Acquire Jazztel of Spain for $4.4 Billion – Bloomberg.
Airbus Group announced plans to sell half a dozen businesses following a portfolio review in Defence & Space.
Here are some details on the assets up for sale.
via Profile of Airbus Defence Businesses Up for Sale – NYTimes.com.