Microsoft announces plan to cut cybersecurity workforce shortage in half by 2025

Microsoft President Brad Smith testifies at a House Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing titled, “Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters Microsoft will partner with community colleges across the U.S. and provide free resources in … Read more

Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be 5.9% in 2022

The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will be 5.9% in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday. The 5.9% COLA will be the biggest boost to Social Security beneficiaries’ checks in about 40 years. In 2021, the Social Security COLA was 1.3%. More than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries will see the increases in their … Read more

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to be released after agreement with U.S. in wire fraud case

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at British Columbia Supreme Court with her security detail for the afternoon session of her extradition hearing, August 4, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. Don MacKinnon | AFP | Getty Images The chief financial officer of Chinese tech firm Huawei will be released and allowed to return to China … Read more

‘We were naive’: Ex-CIA, military and diplomatic veterans reflect on lessons learned, 20 years after 9/11

U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne division off load during a combat mission from a Chinook 47 helicopter March 5, 2002 in Eastern Afghanistan. Keith D. McGrew | U.S. Army | Getty Images News Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that took 2,977 lives and changed the world forever. … Read more

Five Chinese companies pose threat to U.S. national security -FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday designated five Chinese companies as posing a threat to national security under a 2019 law aimed at protecting U.S. communications networks. The FCC said the companies included Huawei Technologies Co , ZTE Corp, Hytera Communications Corp , Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. A … Read more

The myth of nuclear power

Asthana cautions that our weapon acquisition notwithstanding, our invincibility in a nuclear neighbourhood may be a myth. As a police officer, NC Asthana often hit the headlines for his unconventional views. As a writer of books on military science and arms, he doesn’t hold back either, saying or rather writing as he sees. In National … Read more

US lawmakers seek immediate removal of Trump after his supporters stormed Capitol

Several US lawmakers have demanded immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office, alleging that he incited his supporters who stormed the Capitol in an unprecedented incident that has dented the democracy of America. Thousands of pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday stormed the US Capitol, interrupting a joint session of Congress where lawmakers were set to … Read more

‘Gupkar gang’ built palatial estates, Modi govt built bunkers for jawans at border: Anurag Thakur

JAMMU: Union minister and BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Tuesday targeted the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and alleged that the “gang” built big palatial estates and encroached the state land while the Narendra Modi government built bunkers for the jawans at the border. Thakur, who hit the campaign trail for the 5th phase … Read more

China can no longer rely on old model of development, time for change: Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China can no longer rely on its previous economic development model of depending on global exports and must build self-controlled, safe and reliable domestic production and supply system to ensure industrial and national security. The just-concluded plenary session of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), headed by … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Covid-Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel by Holidays

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays, according to people familiar with the matter. The growing availability of Covid-19 tests in the U.S. has prompted officials at the Transportation Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to revive … Read more