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Senators Ask FBI for Investigation Updates on DDoS Attacks on FCC Public Comment Filing Portal

A group of five senators has asked the FBI for updates on its investigation into distributed denial-of-service attacks that targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s electronic comment filing platform. FCC reported on May 8 that external threat actors orchestrated the DDoS attacks to bombard the comment portal and prevented legitimate commenters to …

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Senators Urge FCC to Investigate Cellphone Surveillance Tech Interference Complaints

Twelve senators have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate complaints against the state and local law enforcement agencies’ use of surveillance devices that simulate cellphone towers to gather cellphone identification and location information. Some complaints filed with FCC alleged that cell-site simulators disrupt consumers’ cellular service, can potentially interfere with emergency communications including 911 calls and are used …

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Central States Pension Fund Seeks Federal Assistance to Meet Future Retirement Obligations

Several lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups have called on Congress to introduce a bill that would allow the Central States Pension Fund to receive financial assistance from the federal government, the Washington Post reported Monday. Jonnelle Marte writes the multi-employer retirement benefits program is out of strategies to avoid a looming insolvency. “At …

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CBO’s Joseph Kile: Highway Trust Fund Near Empty

Congressional auditor Joseph Kile has called on lawmakers to address what he said were increasingly dwindling funds used to build, operate and maintain the nation’s highways, National Journal reported Tuesday. Billy House writes Kile, assistant director for microeconomics studies at the Congressional Budget Office, testified at a Senate Finance Committee …

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