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Images of Taiwan’s flag began mysteriously disappearing from U.S. government websites in late 2017. With no explanation, the white sun, blue sky, and red field of the Republic of China flag was deleted from the State Department’s page on Taiwan in September, with some other U.S. government sites following suit.
John Mica, a former Florida congressman and UF education alumnus, held up a letter dated Feb. 4, 1988 during the Norman Hall groundbreaking ceremony Friday.
He said former UF president John Lombardi had sent it to Mica addressing the need for renovations to the education building.
“Sorry, John,” Lombardi had written. “I’m a little late.”
March 23, 2018 – Santa Fe College held a dedication ceremony for the newly expanded Institute of Public Safety Friday morning. The expansion, which cost roughly $8 million, doubles the size of the training facility, and more importantly provides state-of-the-art upgrades that put IPS in a class virtually unmatched in the nation for the training of first responders.
The bill would offer cash rewards for vulnerabilities hackers discover in State Department websites.
Non-government security researchers would receive cash prizes for finding hackable vulnerabilities in State Department websites under legislation introduced Wednesday.
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For days now, Washington has been awash with rumors that President Trump is about to fire more senior members of his administration. Trump himself has teased the changes to come more than once, including this comment yesterday.
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The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has announced they are training a gunpowder-sniffing K9.
The dog will be used to track down firearms in schools.
ASO is the third agency in the state with this kind of K9.
The announcement coincides with National K9 Veterans Day, which commemorates the founding of the U.S. Army K9 Corps in 1942.
Those who think that polarization in Washington has gotten so bad that no one can agree on anything can take heart. There’s a proposal buried in the President’s budget that actually makes sense and is steadily gaining bipartisan and bicameral Congressional support: consolidation of disparate development finance initiatives into a single organization.
With Cuban dictator Raúl Castro set to retire next month, Republicans from the Florida delegation are already taking aim at whoever replaces him.
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, has thrown his support to a proposal from a fellow Florida Republican which reforms how the federal government manages international development finances.