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Expert in Trump Dossier Trial Says Tech Firm’s Services Were Used in Hack of Democrats Cybersecurity
Expert in Trump Dossier Trial Says Tech Firm’s Services Were Used in Hack of Democrats

Documents unsealed Thursday in a South Florida court case provide the most convincing evidence yet that Russian spies piggybacked on a Russian-tied foreign tech company with offices in Florida and Texas to hack the Democratic National Committee and party leaders.... Read More

As School Shootings Become More Frequent, Bulletproof Backpacks Provide Peace of Mind to Students and Families National Security
As School Shootings Become More Frequent, Bulletproof Backpacks Provide Peace of Mind to Students and Families
2019-03-13 00:57:12
by TWN Staff

The horror of school shootings has torn apart families and communities. High profile attacks in Newtown and Parkland have struck fear into the hearts of parents and children in communities across the country. As Congress and state legislatures remain gridlocked... Read More

Soldiers Give Way to Computers After Trump Slashes Korea Drills North Korea
Soldiers Give Way to Computers After Trump Slashes Korea Drills

TOKYO — In recent years, thousands of U.S. and South Korean soldiers met face-to-face on a mock battlefield to prepare for a potential attack from North Korea. Now, after President Donald Trump scrapped the biggest joint exercises, the bulk of... Read More

South Florida Lawmaker Who Took NRA Cash After Parkland Votes for Background Checks In The News
South Florida Lawmaker Who Took NRA Cash After Parkland Votes for Background Checks

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is running out of friends in South Florida. Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who received campaign cash from the NRA four months after the Parkland shooting, distanced himself from the nation’s largest pro-gun lobby and... Read More

US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats Cybersecurity
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
2019-02-16 03:06:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes unrealistically convince themselves they have... Read More

Compensation Fund for 9/11 Victims to Slash Payouts In The News
Compensation Fund for 9/11 Victims to Slash Payouts

WASHINGTON — The 9/11 fund is running out of money, and will slash payments by at least half for growing numbers of people getting sick or dying from the toxins unleashed in the terror attacks of 2001, officials announced Friday. Read More

More Than 80 Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Joint LAPD-FBI Takedown National Security
More Than 80 Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Joint LAPD-FBI Takedown

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of suspected gang members and associates were charged with federal racketeering, gun and drug violations Wednesday, marking the end of long-running investigations targeting street gangs... Read More

President Trump Promotes Offensive Cybersecurity Tactics Cybersecurity
President Trump Promotes Offensive Cybersecurity Tactics
2019-02-13 00:16:00
by Michael Cheng

Government agencies concerned about limited options available to them in the event of security breaches and data hacks may now explore offensive cybersecurity strategies. This is the message firmly conveyed by President Trump and National Security Adviser John Bolton earlier... Read More

Lawmakers Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border National Security
Lawmakers Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border

With more than 2,300 U.S. troops still stationed at the southern border, lawmakers pressed Defense Department officials Tuesday to defend the deployment of active-duty members and asked whether President Trump plans on declaring a national emergency so he can use ... Read More

FBI Agents Association Details How Shutdown Is Hindering Investigative Work National Security
FBI Agents Association Details How Shutdown Is Hindering Investigative Work

Federal terror investigations are being irreparably harmed, informants in drug cases compromised and lives put at stake as the government shutdown grinds on, according to a group of frustrated FBI special agents. Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
2019-01-19 01:07:04
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (... Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
2019-01-15 22:55:39
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

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