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Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion for cybersecurity and IT hidden at the end - and experts say it's critical for the nation's recovery

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement On Thursday night, the Biden-Harris administration released plans for a nearly $2 trillion spending package for pandemic relief and economic recovery. Hidden at the very bottom of the plan , the new administration allocated more than $10 billion to various IT modernization and cybersecurity initiatives.
Experts say it's another sign of President-elect Biden's technology focus , especially when it comes to cybersecurity and updating IT at federal agencies. There had been early signs that Biden would put more funding toward those initiatives, but Thursday's plan was...
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Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden rolled out a $1.9 trillion federal rescue package on Thursday, a measure aimed at helping individuals, businesses, and local governments weather the economic shock of the pandemic.
It contains an array of relief provisions that Democrats have championed for months in past proposals. They include a $1,400 boost to stimulus checks, $400-per-week federal unemployment benefits, a major expansion of the child-tax credit , assistance to state and local governments, and a $15 minimum wage .
It also sets aside funds to boost food stamps...
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Biden says Americans will start receiving their $1,400 stimulus checks 'this...

Biden says Americans will start receiving their $1,400 stimulus checks 'this month'

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Americans will start receiving their stimulus checks this month, after Senate Democrats passed his $1.9... Read more ...

At least 30,000 US organizations, small businesses and government offices...

At least 30,000 US organizations, small businesses and government offices were victims of Microsoft Exchange hack: Krebs

Summary List Placement At least 30,0000 organizations across the US have been hacked over the last few days through flaws in Microsoft's Exchange server email software, sources... Read more ...

Trump sent cease-and-desist letters to stop the RNC, NRCC, and NRSC from...

Trump sent cease-and-desist letters to stop the RNC, NRCC, and NRSC from using his name: report

Summary List Placement Attorneys representing former President Donald Trump on Friday issued cease-and-desist letters to the Republican National Committee , National Republican... Read more ...

Senate shatters record with longest vote in history as Democrats negotiated...

Senate shatters record with longest vote in history as Democrats negotiated the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

Summary List Placement While Senators were anticipating a frenzied day on Friday as Democrats sought to push through their $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, a vote on a minimum wage... Read more ...

Trump sued for 'incitement to riot' and terrorism over Capitol attack by...

Trump sued for 'incitement to riot' and terrorism over Capitol attack by House Democrat who served as impeachment manager

Summary List Placement Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, a former House impeachment manager, on Friday filed a federal lawsuit against former President Donald Trump... Read more ...

Antivirus magnate John McAfee has been indicted on federal charges related...

Antivirus magnate John McAfee has been indicted on federal charges related to 'the fraudulent promotion of cryptocurrencies'

Summary List Placement Cybersecurity mogul and former presidential candidate John McAfee is facing a variety of charges brought by the US Department of Justice, according to a... Read more ...

Trump appointee arrested over Capitol riot took a police riot shield and...

Trump appointee arrested over Capitol riot took a police riot shield and fought with officers, affidavit says

Summary List Placement A Trump appointee who has been arrested in connection with the Capitol riot fought police and used a riot shield to wedge the door to the building open... Read more ...

Staunch Big Tech critic joins White House

Staunch Big Tech critic joins White House

The move could have Apple glancing over its shoulder... What you need to know Tim Wu has joined the White House as part of the National Economic Council. Wu is known as a... Read more ...

A business owner's guide to Pa.'s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

A business owner's guide to Pa.'s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic. Read more ...

Strong 379,000 jobs added in hopeful sign for US economy

Strong 379,000 jobs added in hopeful sign for US economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed viral cases drop, consumers... Read more ...