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Senate OKs $510M Precision-Guided Munitions Sale to Saudi Arabia

The Senate voted 53-47 Tuesday to clear a potential $510 million deal for the U.S. to sell precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, Defense News reported Tuesday. The deal is part of a $110 billion weapon sales package that President Donald Trump signed with Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud in May. Senators also voted against …

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NSF to Award Cornell University $2.5M Grant to Develop Cryptographic Mechanisms for Software Security

The National Science Foundation will award up to $2.5 million in federal funds to Cornell University to develop cryptographic mechanisms to secure software platforms. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said in a statement published Friday that Cornell will create cryptographic systems with the use of a programming language and the Viaduct platform. Viaduct is designed to convert …

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Charles Schumer to Congress: Prioritize Notification Standards After Latest Data Breach

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on Congress to take up the proposed cybersecurity legislation and prioritize breach notification standards following reports of an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach in December 2013. The senator said in a press release Thursday that the breach discovered in August exposed the health and financial information …

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Sen. Charles Schumer to Propose Drone Geofencing Regulation

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing for an amendment to require the adoption of geofencing technology in unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. Schumer said Wednesday he believes that geofencing equipment or other no-fly zone devices will help prevent UAVs from operating near airports …

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