Government IT

Cisco Welcomes The House Passage of the Email Privacy Act

  The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act, a bill that would reform ECPA ( Electronic Communications Privacy Act) were it to become law on Monday evening. What is the ECPA and why does it need to be reformed? In the beginning, ECPA protected Americans’ e-mail from warrantless surveillance — despite ECPA allowing …

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Telecommunications Act of 1996, What is it and How Will it Affect the Telecommunications Industry?

  What is the Telecommunications act and why is it important. According to the FCC: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 has the potential to change the way we work, live and learn. It will affect telephone service — local and long distance, cable programming and other video services, broadcast services and services provided to schools. …

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New Town Hall Phone System to cost $65K, too much?

In the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, MA. Their committee just voted in favor of upgrading their old, outdated town hall phone system that they are currently using. Well, using is stretching it a bit. They’ve been having some issues with the phone system over the past year. Over the last few months they haven’t be …

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Largest Trove of Government Secrets Ever Stolen

Over 50TB gov’t classified data stolen Government cyber security measures are front and center again with the latest news a former NSA contractor, Harold Martin, as a Booz Allen Hamilton employee, stole the largest trove of government secrets ever. And yes you are correct, Edward Snowden also worked as an NSA contractor AND was employed by …

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