Washington, DC - More than 1,000 public and private security professionals from U.S.-based businesses, academia, faith-based institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the federal government will gather at the Department of State, November 19-20, for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 29th Annual Briefing, “Balancing Security and Privacy Challenges in an Information Age.”

Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas, serving on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, issued the following statement about the attack on a Jerusalem Synagogue leaving four people dead:


Washington, DC - Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, Former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns, and the U.S. negotiating team will depart on November 17 for Vienna to participate in the comprehensive nuclear negotiations of the P5+1 and the European Union with Iran. The full delegation list follows.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Cirrascale Corporation®, a premier developer of build-to-order, open architecture blade-based and rackmount computing infrastructure, today announced it will offer the new NVIDIA® Tesla® K80 dual-GPU accelerator throughout its GPU-enabled blade server and high-performance workstation product lines. Utilizing a pair of the company’s latest proprietary 80-lane Gen3 PCIe switch-enabled risers, the GB5400 supports up to eight discrete NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator cards in a single blade, allowing for all eight accelerators to peer on a single PCIe root complex.

Washington, DC - One of the alleged leaders of the Beltran Leyva Organization, a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Saturday, and will be making an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay of the District of Columbia.

Los Angeles, California - Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a more efficient way to turn methanol into useful chemicals, such as liquid fuels, and that would also reduce carbon dioxide emissions.