Washington, DC - Presence remains the mandate of the Navy and the service must operate forward "when and where it matters," the chief naval officer testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee here today.

Washington, DC - The principal owners of two Florida-based online diploma mills are permanently banned from marketing and selling academic degrees under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.

Washington, DC - This post about the FTC’s law enforcement action against Craig Brittain will be a little different. No bullet points parsing the nuances of complaint allegations. No tips and takeaways for savvy marketers. No admonitions about industry best practices. Given that the “industry” in question is revenge porn, the facts pretty much speak for themselves.

Washington, DC - In preparation for next month’s Diplomatic Conference for the Convention on Nuclear Safety, President Obama has accorded Dr. C. S. Eliot Kang the personal rank of ambassador. The appointment became effective January 26, 2015. In this capacity, Ambassador Kang will lead the U.S. delegation to the Diplomatic Conference from February 9-13, 2015, at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

Boston, Massachusetts - Secretary of State John Kerry will host his counterparts from Canada and Mexico in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, from January 30-31, for the North American Ministerial.

Washington, DC - TracFone, the largest prepaid mobile provider in the U.S., has agreed to pay $40 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it deceived millions of consumers with hollow promises of “unlimited” data service.