Camp Pendleton Marines concerned with spike in electricity bills

Camp Pendleton Marines concerned with spike in electricity bills By KUSI | KUSI.com Camp Pendleton Marines and their families saw a spike in their electricity bills recently and some claim they are being threatened with eviction before Christmas if they don’t pay. Marine families are facing electricity bills upwards of $500 a month, they say, […]

Veterans Help Make San Diego a Hub for Start-Ups

Veterans Help Make San Diego a Hub for Start-Ups By Eilene Zimmerman | NYTimes.com For decades, politicians lobbied to bring military bases to their districts for one reason: jobs. A base is akin to a corporate headquarters, bringing with it jobs in related businesses. Here, the high concentration of military bases has turned the region […]

Bipartisan House Group Warns Against Weakening Encryption

Bipartisan House Group Warns Against Weakening Encryption By Brendan Bordelon | MorningConsult.com The bipartisan group of lawmakers who have been studying encryption released a year-end report on Tuesday arguing against laws that would weaken encryption protections on computers and devices. The House Encryption Working Group said finding ways to allow police to break into encrypted devices “is […]

Obama shock: Another $6 billion in ‘midnight regulations

Obama shock: Another $6 billion in ‘midnight regulations By Paul Bedard | WashingtonExaminer.com President Obama, who this week has issued a flurry of environmental rules, is planning to unleash another set of “midnight regulations” right before he leaves office that will cost Americans $6 billion. Obama has already broken all past records on creating federal […]

Bill Would Reimburse Combat-Injured Vets for Taxed Severance Pay

Bill Would Reimburse Combat-Injured Vets for Taxed Severance Pay By Bryant Jordan | Milittary.com Lawmakers on Thursday filed legislation intended to prevent states from taxing severance pay of combat-injured veterans, which one senator claims has resulted in some $78 million improperly taken from veterans. The money being taxed is the one-time lump sum disability severance pay […]

$9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

$9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act By Adam Mazmanian | FCW.com The last-minute push to get an IT reform bill through Congress appears to have hit a wall. Supporters from Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) to federal CIO Tony Scott have been urging the Senate to move on the Modernizing Government Technology Act before the […]

California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses By Los Angeles Daily News | DailyNews.com Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a deal between House and Senate negotiators… …The agreement […]