Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category:

The EB-5 Visa Program Allows Thousands of Wealthy Foreigners to Buy Citizenship Each Year

Each year, the government grants green cards to 10,000 rich investors, the vast majority of whom are Chinese. Is this program creating enough jobs to warrant its continuation?

Congress Wants to Fix the Government’s Weather Forecasting System

Law­makers on both sides of the aisle are ex­press­ing fears that Amer­ica’s abil­ity to pre­dict the weath­er is in peril.

Why You Should Think Twice Before You Click on That Link

National Intelligence Office rolls out a “cyber hygiene” awareness campaign.

International Space Station Astronauts Are About to Eat the First Vegetables Grown in Space

Red lettuce is the leafy green of choice.

OPM to Charge Agencies for Services Offered to Hack Victims

Agencies will have to scramble to find fiscal 2015 funding.

White House CIO’s Former Software Firm Violated False Claims Act

VMware and Carahsoft agree to pay $75 million for overcharging agencies.

Timeline: Government Data Breaches

Since April 2013, six hacks targeted OPM and its contractors.

Clinton: China Hacks Into ‘Everything That Doesn’t Move’

The former secretary of state has some decidedly undiplomatic words for Beijing.

Remember the Time the CIA Bugged a Cat to Spy on the Soviets?

Americans have, for centuries, found creative ways to spy on friends, enemies, and everyone in between.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

The Office of Personnel Management’s contract for credit monitoring services has come under scrutiny lately. OPM closed the bidding process after only 36 hours, which led several procurement experts to question whether the agency steered the contract toward Winvale. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has started looking into the contract, sending a letter to OPM Director Katherine Archuleta last week seeking answers about both the rationale for the contract award, as well as the performance of Winvale and its subcontractor CSID. Sen. Warner joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what he wants to know and why he’s so upset.