San Francisco, California - Today, on April 17, Microsoft officially announced the Cybersecurity Tech Accord. This has been a long time coming. At last year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft called for “bold new measures” in the fight to defend an open, free and secure internet. Amid an exponential increase in cybercrime, including the likes of Petya, WannaCry and NotPetya, Microsoft felt it was time to create an accord aimed at protecting technology users the world over.

Washington, DC - Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Bishop, and Members of the Subcommittee. I’d like to thank the Committee for your commitment to FDA. We’ve been fortunate to receive strong bipartisan support in recent years. And the 2018 budget was no different.

Sacramento, California - The United States Department of the Treasury recently released the final certifications for California’s Opportunity Zone designations. Of these zones, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is very pleased to announce the sweeping success of his requests for the inclusion of numerous local census tracts.

Washington, DC - The entire U.S. government is following Mr. Brunson’s case closely.

Escondido, California -  The Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center nursery at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park received a trio of new arrivals this week: three red-necked wallaby joeys. The female joeys, ranging in age from 5 to 6 months, are being hand raised until they are old enough to join the Safari Park’s mob of wallabies.

Washington, DC - Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) continue to pioneer new antenna measurement methods, this time for future 5G wireless communications systems.