Source: New York Times | Nation |
February 12, 2013
Companies have complained about waste or unfair competition, like building fiber networks where they already exist, in a federal grant program intended to extend high-speed Internet access to parts of the country that had little or none of it.
The executive order would establish a voluntary program in which companies operating critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
February 8, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he wanted lawmakers to provide more funds to combat gambling addiction, toughen oversight of casino employees, revise the bill to collect more taxes and then he would sign the bill.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has not decided whether he will sign a bill barring state and local agencies from using drones for two years — the first legislation of its kind in the country that passed through the state’s General Assembly.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
February 4, 2013
The proposal has rattled the wireless industry, which has launched a fierce lobbying effort against the idea, while Google, Microsoft and other tech giants say a free-for-all WiFi service would spark an explosion of innovations and devices.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.