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US to Allocate $120M in 2016 Military Aid for The Philippines

The U.S. government will grant approximately $120 million in military aid to the Philippines in 2016 at the largest amount of support in approximately 15 years , Reuters reported Friday. Manuel Mogato writes Jose Cuisia, Philippine ambassador to the U.S., told American Chamber of Commerce members in Manila Friday the Philippines is negotiating …

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Reuters: White House Refuses to Publicly Support Draft Encryption Bill

The White House has declined to publicly support the draft legislation co-authored by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein that will require technology companies to assist law enforcement officers in breaking data encryption, Reuters reported Thursday. Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz write the White House has reviewed the draft and provided feedback but is presumed to give minimal public acknowledgement …

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Amazon.com Inc Tech Used in ObamaCare Website Revamp

Obamacare’s health insurance website, Healthcare.gov, is undergoing a revamp to remove certain critical glitches so that it runs more smoothly when people sign up for insurance next year, Reuters reports. Mike Segar writes that Amazon.com Inc’s web services unit is where the government is now turning for the revamp because …

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Report: Huawei Not Guilty of Espionage After Classified White House Review

According to a White House-ordered review, a giant Chinese technology company is not a state-sponsored espionage tool, Reuters reports.  However, the report said that Huawei Technologies Ltd. is vulnerable to hacking. Joseph Menn wrote that a source told him the classified review included interviews with almost 1,000 telecom equipment buyers …

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Report: Supercommittee Set to Announce Failure

High hopes that the congressional supercommittee charged with proposing a deficit reduction solution appear to be dashed as Republican and Democratic leaders of the panel are set to announce failure, according to a report from Reuters on Monday. The supercommittee was charged with proposing at least $1.5 trillion in savings …

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Federal Funding Bill Approved, Focus Turns to Supercommittee

Congress avoided the drama of earlier disputes on the federal budget by passing a continuing resolution Thursday to ensure the federal government remains open through mid-December. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as reported by Reuters, which keeps the government operating through Dec. 16. The House approved the Consolidated and …

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Senate Narrowly Votes to Keep Net Neutrality in Place

Net neutrality regulations, designed to prevent Internet service providers from prioritizing traffic, will remain on the books for the time being. By a narrow 52-46 vote, the Senate overturned a largely-Republican sponsored “resolution of disapproval” of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The vote was symbolic, according to a …

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Report: Panetta Expects Weapons Programs to Face Cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told lawmakers during a classified briefing he expects around half of the $450 billion in cuts to defense spending over the next 10 years to come from weapons programs, according to a report from Reuters. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) told reporters Panetta expressed …

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