Caterpillar Launches Hydrogen-Fueled Heat and Power System Project
Renewable Energy
Caterpillar Launches Hydrogen-Fueled Heat and Power System Project
2022-06-05 18:55:41
by Dan McCue

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s most recognizable manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, has begun a three-year project to demonstrate the viability of a hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power system. Though the project, which is being... Read More

Microsoft Details Cyberwar on Ukraine
2022-05-11 23:36:42
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — As the war rages on, information and public trust in the government are two of Russia’s top targets in Ukraine, according to a new report from Microsoft. “Collectively, the cyber and kinetic actions work to disrupt or degrade... Read More

Pandemic Created Learning Opportunities for Apprenticeship Programs
2021-10-29 21:02:28
by Victoria Turner

Apprenticeship programs across the globe felt the challenges brought on by the pandemic, but panelists today echoed optimism that the lessons learned will leave a better system for apprenticeships than their pre-pandemic versions.  “Untapped talent is everywhere,” and as the... Read More

Bigger Government Role Expected to Protect Industry From Hackers
2021-10-26 21:08:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Large-scale cyberattacks continued this week in the United States and abroad as computer security experts told a congressional panel Tuesday that more government intervention is needed. On Monday, Microsoft announced that Russia-backed hackers were trying to steal information... Read More

In The News
Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Again Target Global Supply Chain
2021-10-26 12:57:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Microsoft announced Monday that the same hackers who tapped into U.S. government computers in the 2020 SolarWinds cyberattack continue to attack the global supply chain but with a slightly revamped strategy. This time, the Russia-backed group Microsoft calls... Read More

FTC Rescinds Recently Issued Merger Guidelines
2021-09-17 18:47:14
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission rescinded its Vertical Merger Guidelines Wednesday signaling the start of what may be a ramping up of antitrust efforts by the agency. The guidelines were issued jointly by the FTC and the Justice Department’s... Read More

Keeping Big Brother in Check: Facial Recognition Technology
2021-07-28 13:23:01
by Victoria Turner

Biometric technology identifies you based on your biological characteristics: your fingerprint, your iris, your face.  It can even measure how you walk, your gait, said Steve Crown, vice president and general counsel at Microsoft, during Tuesday’s Center for Strategic &... Read More

US, Allies Accuse China of Backing Cyber Attacks Worldwide
2021-07-19 13:41:56
by Dan McCue

The United States, NATO and several allies collectively called out China on Monday for a series of malicious cyber- and ransomware attacks, including a March attack that exploited a flaw in Microsoft's Exchange Server. Monday’s announcement, which followed a conference... Read More

Pentagon Cancels Disputed JEDI Cloud Contract with Microsoft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Tuesday it canceled a disputed cloud-computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $10 billion. It will instead pursue a deal with both Microsoft and Amazon and possibly other cloud service providers.... Read More

Law Enforcement
Microsoft Exec: Targeting of Americans' Records 'Routine'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according to congressional testimony being given Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company. Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president... Read More

Microsoft: SolarWinds Hackers Target 150 Orgs with Phishing

BOSTON (AP) — The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted spear-phishing assault on U.S. and foreign government agencies and think tanks this week using an email marketing account of the U.S. Agency for International... Read More

New Coalition Urges Permanent Broadband Solutions
2021-05-21 14:43:25
by Victoria Turner

As talks resumed between the White House and GOP lawmakers on Friday over President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, a new coalition announced its intention to push hard for a key element of the plan -- expanding broadband access... Read More

Tech Giants Try to Dismiss Lawsuit Accusing Them of Child Labor Violation
2020-08-27 12:27:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Some of America’s technology giants are trying to get a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of promoting the use of children to mine cobalt for their lithium-ion batteries. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla said... Read More

National Security Agency Discovers Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows

SEATTLE — The National Security Agency announced that it had found a “critical vulnerability” in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating systems that could enable cyber intrusions. The NSA recognized “the severity of the vulnerability” and disclosed it to Microsoft to expedite... Read More

2020 Elections
Hackers Backed By Iran Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says
2019-10-04 18:23:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Hackers backed by the Iranian government have been targeting the email accounts of at least one presidential campaign, current and former federal government officials and journalists covering political campaigns, Microsoft revealed Friday. In a blog post on its... Read More

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