Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on FCC’s E-rate proposal:

Washington, DC - Today, the White House announced an expansion of President Obama’s SupplierPay initiative, a partnership with the private sector to strengthen small businesses by increasing their working capital, so they can grow and hire more workers.

San Diego, California - The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter completed its first phase of developmental test (DT) aboard an aircraft carrier Friday, three days ahead of schedule aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security today announced that six loaned executives from the private sector will begin service today within the department to support efforts to promote the facilitation of travel and tourism at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These positions were first announced by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in May 2014.

Washington, DC - People who aren’t into marketing jargon might not know a “credence claim” from a Creedence Clearwater Revival, but experts tell us it’s a representation about a product that consumers aren’t in a position to evaluate for themselves. One example is what websites say about their privacy practices. Because consumers can’t test the accuracy of those claims, they often rely on third-party seals trusted for their expertise and independence. The FTC just settled a case alleging that one of those seal programs - TRUSTe - misrepresented key aspects of its certifications.

San Diego, California - The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego November 13.