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Congressional leaders—Senators Bob Corker and Chris Coons and Representatives Ted Yoho, Adam Smith, and Ed Royce—have introduced bills to meet the long-discussed need to upgrade U.S. development finance capabilities.
We told you last week that disagreements among the House Agriculture Committee members regarding the nutrition title have stalled movement on the farm bill. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of Texas had hoped for a markup of the farm bill this week, but that isn’t going to happen. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with U.S.
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.
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.
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.”
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.