U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced new appointees to lead the agency under the Biden-Harris Administration. The appointments represent a diverse and accomplished group of individuals committed to advancing the economy for all Americans. In partnership with dedicated career civil servants, these key appointments will promote job creation and economic growth. While also… Read More

INTRUSION Inc. Makes Moves to Strengthen Sales Team

Joe Head named Senior Vice President of Sales Engineering INTRUSION Inc., a leading provider of entity identification, high-speed data mining, cybercrime, and advanced persistent threat detection services, is expanding its sales and engineering teams to support its continued growth. Joe Head, one of the INTRUSION’s co-founders, has been named Senior Vice President of Sales Engineering.… Read More

DFS ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR ITS FIRST-EVER TECHSPRINT, ON DIGITAL REGULATORY REPORTING IN THE VIRTUAL CURRENCY INDUSTRY

Teams will Compete to Develop Prototype Solutions During Two-week Virtual Techsprint from March 1 to March 12, 2021 DFS Invites Interested Participants to Register by January 26 Today, the New York State Department of Financial Service (DFS) announced additional details of DFS’s first-ever techsprint. Since announcing the techprint last fall, DFS has engaged closely with… Read More

SBA Announces Recipients of Tibbetts Awards for Demonstrating Significant Economic and Social Impact from R&D Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced 38 companies, seven organizations, and 14 individuals as the winners of the prestigious Tibbetts Award for their accomplishments in creating cutting-edge technologies. The Tibbetts Awards, named after Roland Tibbetts, the founder of the SBIR Program, honors these awardees for the exceptional successes they achieved through SBA’s… Read More

FDA Releases Artificial Intelligence/Machine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the Agency’s first Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) Action Plan. This action plan describes a multi-pronged approach to advance the Agency’s oversight of AI/ML-based medical software. Bakul Patel, director of the Digital Health Center of Excellence in the Center for Devices and… Read More

SBA Re-Opens PPP to Community Financial Institutions First Community Financial Institutions get dedicated access starting today

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal today at 9 am ET. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions… Read More

Longroot Thailand, Which is Indirectly Controlled by Monaker Group, Signs Engagement with Magnolia, Sets Terms for $500-$700 Million ICO Portal Crypto Offering

WESTON, FL – January 11, 2021 – Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) (‘Monaker’ or the ‘Company’), a technology solutions company, today announced that Longroot Holding (Thailand) Company Limited, a Thailand company (‘Longroot’), which Monaker indirectly controls, which operates an initial coin offering (ICO) portal in Thailand, has signed a formal Engagement Letter with MAGNOLIA QUALITY… Read More

SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform Ascent built to assist nearly 13 million women-owned small businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today announced the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing, and business financial strategy development. Ascent is a… Read More

Chairwoman Johnson Urges President-Elect Biden to Prioritize Rollback of EPA Rule to Undermine Federal Scientific Policy-making on Day One of Presidency

(Washington, DC)— Yesterday, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) sent a letter to President-Elect Biden urging his Administration to prioritize rolling back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information” rule, finalized this Wednesday. The rule would prohibit the Agency from properly considering scientific studies in… Read More

IARPA Launches Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort called the Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program. SMART will automate broad-area search of multi-source satellite imagery to detect, monitor, and characterize the progression of dynamic processes such as… Read More

Attorney General James Issues Warning About Scam Targeting Grandparents During Pandemic

“Grandparent Scam” Targets Seniors with Phone Calls from Fraudsters Posing as Grandchild Asking for Money With Seniors More Isolated Than Ever Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, AG James Offers New Yorkers Tips to Protect Themselves NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued an alert to New Yorkers, warning them about the “Grandparent… Read More

TIME Magazine’s 2020 Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao Wins Colorado’s 4th District Congressional App Challenge

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) announced the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Gitanjali Rao, a student at STEM School Highlands Ranch and TIME’s 2020 Kid of the Year, received top honors for her app, “Kindly.” Gitanjali’s one-of-a-kind app strives to make a difference in the world by… Read More

Ernst’s Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Health Outcomes Now Law

The new law will help improve veterans’ health outcomes by increasing innovation and collaboration between government agencies and stakeholders. WASHINGTON—Building on her efforts to support veterans in Iowa and across the country, combat veteran Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-Iowa) bill recently signed to the bill to improve veterans’ health. The new law will increase collaboration between… Read More

Joint Statement by the FBI, CISA, ODNI, and NSA

Joint Statement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) WASHINGTON, D.C. – On behalf of President Trump, the National Security Council staff has stood up a task force construct known as the Cyber… Read More

RealNetworks Announces Completion of the Sale of Napster to MelodyVR

SEATTLE, January 5, 2021 — RealNetworks, Inc. today announced the completion of the previously disclosed sale of Rhapsody International, Inc., which does business as Napster, to MelodyVR Group PLC. Effective December 30, 2020, and pursuant to the merger agreement between the parties, MelodyVR’s subsidiary merged with and into Napster, with Napster surviving and becoming a… Read More

National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Enacted

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to enact the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The bill authorizes funding for our nation’s defense contains critical artificial intelligence (AI) legislation. The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative,… Read More

Chairman Schiff Statement on Inclusion of Intelligence Authorization Act in Omnibus Package

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: “Over the past two months, the House Intelligence Committee has worked with our Senate colleagues to finalize one of our chief oversight priorities, the annual Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA). I am pleased that… Read More

Schatz, Gardner, Portman, Peters, Klobuchar Bill To Improve Federal Government’s Use Of Artificial Intelligence Set To Become Law

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced that their Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act was included as part of the must-pass government funding deal and is set to become law. The AI in Government Act will ensure that the… Read More

Attorney General James Helps Secure $2.4 Million from Sabre After Data Breach

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $2.4 million multistate agreement with Sabre Corporation that resolves an investigation into the 2017 data breach of Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ hotel booking system. The breach exposed the data of approximately 1.3 million credit cards. In addition to the $2.4 million payment — $111,783.19 of… Read More

CyberSecurity Research

The small-sized gadgets (IoT – Internet of Things) of the complex interconnected digital web have become intrusive in our personal lives, changing to a virtual lifestyle. Imagine that they are more than the world population. The computers, laptops, iPods, tablets, and IoT are vulnerable to malware like trojans, viruses, worms, spyware, further leads to espionage,… Read More