Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg Published 4:59 am, Sunday, May 27, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Zach Gibson. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during a Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on infrastructure in Washington on March 14, 2018. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during a Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on infrastructure in Washington on March 14, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Zach Gibson. When working for the U.S. government might pose a cancer risk 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Located on the National Mall just steps from the Washington Monument, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's imposing headquarters include employees who monitor the health and safety of America's food supply. But some people who work there are beginning to … [Read more...] about When working for the U.S. government might pose a cancer risk
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MCLEAN, Virginia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2018--BAE Systems and Dell EMC today announced a collaboration to offer the first scalable, hybrid cloud solution of its kind for the U.S. government. The federated secure cloud is flexible enough to power agency-level IT modernization or support smaller, forward-operating units.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180423005458/en/BAE Systems and Dell EMC today announced a collaboration to offer the first scalable, hybrid cloud solution of its kind for the U.S. government. (Photo: BAE Systems)The solution empowers users to collaborate securely through common business applications while also providing users with common access to mission-essential tools. Its environment includes zero-anonymity security features for security administrators to monitor, track, and control in real time all software, hardware, and user access to their respective clouds.“Our federated secure … [Read more...] about BAE Systems and Dell EMC collaborate to offer mission-ready cloud solution for the U.S. Government
The U.S. government has basically killed ZTE's smartphone business by blocking access to Google's services. There are a lot of headlines that talk about the ban in different ways, but when you get right down to the nitty-gritty that is what you are left with. The short version is this: ZTE was caught (and admitted to) selling mobile equipment to Iran and North Korea, which are two of the very few countries that the U.S. considers the "enemy," and a company isn't allowed to do business with either if it wants to do business with U.S. based companies. A punishment was set for this, which ZTE agreed to, and the U.S. says that ZTE did not adhere to it so the Secretary of Commerce issued a denial order against the company that says in part: [ZTE] may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology exported or to be exported from the United States. The long version of the events is an interesting read and I don't … [Read more...] about ZTE is DOA, but has the U.S. government gone too far?
Normally when you think about sectors of the U.S. economy that are subject to government protections or emergency oversight, you think of financial institutions and automakers such as GM, which received bailouts in the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009.Or, most recently, tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on foreign imports of aluminum and steel.But last week, the actions of a federal agency few San Diegans had ever heard of highlighted a larger discussion about the relationship between national security interests and the tech sector.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on March 4 put the much-anticipated shareholder meeting of San Diego Fortune 500 company Qualcomm on hold. The committee said it will conduct a 30-day review “to investigate fully” the $117 billion hostile takeover bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to acquire Qualcomm.The reasons?General concerns about national security and specific anxieties whether a Broadcom … [Read more...] about Does the U.S. government need to protect American tech companies?
Huawei's big plans to make a breakthrough into the U.S. smartphone market have been crushed. There's no gentle way to say that, so I'll just say it. As CES 2018 was drawing to a close, AT&T and Verizon, which were both all but confirmed to be "official" carriers of the Mate 10 Pro, both announced that they wouldn't be selling any Huawei phones after pressure from the U.S. government because Huawei phones being used in the states would pose a security risk. The government really doesn't want us using Huawei products. This pressure became official soon after as a bill was sent to Congress that would ban any government business from being done on a network that used Huawei (or ZTE) networking equipment. In the same week, we learned that government officials were urging AT&T to stop doing business with Huawei altogether and to stop working on a 5G network with the Chinese company. Once again, national security concerns were stated as the reason behind the request. We're not done. … [Read more...] about Why does the U.S. government mistrust Huawei and not ZTE or Lenovo?