Trump seeks tech's help for government IT overhaul
. President Donald Trump met with the CEOs of major technology companies on Monday, including Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Apple's Tim Cook, asking them to help carry out a "sweeping transformation" of the federal government's information technology and cybersecurity. (The Hill)
Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul
. President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday as the White House looks to the private sector for help in cutting government waste and improving services. (Reuters)
Kushner talks up 'ambitious goals' of IT overhaul effort
. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, made rare public comments at the start of the White House tech summit today, touting the administration's efforts to modernize the IT used by the federal bureaucracy. (Politico Pro)
Trump talks immigration with tech execs
. Trump met with top tech executives including Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt at the White House on Monday, and he offered assurances that his immigration policies wouldn't hurt Silicon Valley. (Axios)
It may be just a matter of time before jobs crater
How to make company culture more welcoming for women
. There is a fundamental question embedded in the debate over the future of work: will expanding automation pass without damage to job creation -- or are we headed into a catastrophic job crisis? (Axios)
. In the past few weeks attempts have been made to clean up the working environment at the ride-hailing company Uber. (Financial Times)
How long will it take for your job to be automated?
. The world is widely considered to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution - one where machines will be able to do many of the jobs currently performed by humans, and perhaps even do them better. It is a future that promises greater efficiency and cheaper services, but one that also could herald widespread job losses. (BBC News)
Rex Tillerson wants to work directly with Russia on cybersecurity
. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly has a three-point plan to both improve relations and work with Russia, one of which includes facing global threats posed by the Syrian civil war, the proliferation of North Korea's missile and defense program and a third that could seem strange to some: Cybersecurity and cyber-espionage. (Newsweek)
Computer-Security Firm Says Voter Data Set Left Unprotected Online
. A computer-security company said that a proprietary data set containing personal information on nearly 200 million American voters and their predicted voting behavior was left unprotected online, in a large cache of spreadsheets and other electronic files. (Wall Street Journal)
State Officials to Testify on Possible Russian Involvement in 2016 Election
. The Senate and House intelligence committees are set on Wednesday to hold two open hearings examining Russian hacking efforts during the 2016 election, featuring testimony from current and former Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials as well as state election directors. (Wall Street Journal)
Breakthroughs in risk-based cyberattack detection
. President Donald Trump's Cybersecurity Executive Order
supports increased security of critical infrastructure, with a renewed focus on a risk-based approach to mitigating security threats. It provides the opportunity to reexamine what a risk-based approach to cyber security means and how current security technologies are being applied across government and private sectors.
DHS: Health care sector is most prone to ransomware
. Health care, financial services and IT infrastructure are among the most frequent targets of ransomware in the nation's critical infrastructure sectors, according to the Department of Homeland Security. (FCW)
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Cuba's foreign minister calls Trump's policy speech a 'grotesque spectacle'
. Cuba's foreign minister today called President Donald Trump's Cuba policy speech a "grotesque spectacle" and argued that the administration's decision to roll back former President Barack Obama's historic opening to its island neighbor would deprive U.S. businesses of investment opportunities. (Politico Pro)
First meeting on U.S.-U.K. trade talks set for next month
. The U.K. has created trade working groups focused on landing a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, and the two sides will hold an initial meeting next month, U.K. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said today. (Politico Pro)
U.S., U.K. discuss laying groundwork for bilateral trade deal
. Top U.S. and U.K. trade officials said today they discussed laying the groundwork for a future U.S.-U.K. trade agreement, even though no deal can be struck until the United Kingdom completes its exit from the European Union, which is expected to take until at least 2019. (Politico Pro)
White House advances Garrett, Bachus nominations for Ex-Im Bank
. The White House today took a long-awaited, formal step to nominate former Rep. Scott Garrett as the next president of the Export-Import Bank, kicking off what will likely be a contentious Senate confirmation over his personal and policy views. (Politico Pro)
Jack Ma Woos Mom and Pop Shops in U.S. Jobs Push
. Sam Wolf moved his family's health and wellness business online more than a decade ago. The Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based company runs its own warehouse and sells thousands of nutrition products in dozens of countries through its own website as well as on Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. (Bloomberg)
Today, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Today the Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
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