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Sen. Todd with his Watch Dogg

This in email today from Sen. Todd Young, Indiana.

Drain the Swamp

On Thursday, I introduced the DRAIN Act that requires federal agencies to relocate their headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. and closer to the communities they serve throughout the United States.  By relocating these agencies to smaller and less costly cities, not only will this legislation help our federal government become more efficient, it will help create new investment and opportunities in areas of the country that are struggling to compete economically.

Strengthen Oversight of VA Health Care

It’s unacceptable that VA health care, such a critical component of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mission, remains beset by problems, delays, and failure to address pressing deficiencies. That’s why Senator Amy Klobuchar and I introduced a bill on Thursday to strengthen Congressional oversight and ensure that this Department addresses the issues identified by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


Articles of Interest

5 Things To Know About CISA

Despite criticism from privacy advocates, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed through the Senate yesterday.
Yesterday, S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed through the Senate, despite protests from privacy advocates and many information security and technology companies. A related bill passed through the House earlier this year; now CISA will go through a conference stage before heading to the President. http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/5-things-to-know-about-cisa

It’s not a law yet, but here are a few things to know about CISA, going forward.

SSD Pricing Vs. HDD Costs

Any way you cut it, solid-state drives are becoming a better bargain than hard disk drives.
In some ways, the solid-state drive/flash market is a clear example of irrational behavior. We have a product that supercharges systems and reduces overall costs by large factors, but buying that product often seems to hinge on the price of the device itself. http://www.networkcomputing.com/storage/ssd-pricing-vs-hdd-costs

Wireshark: Editing A Packet

In this video, Tony Fortunato shows how a new feature in the Wireshark network analysis tool allows you to sanitize the information in a trace file before sharing it.
There are many situations where you wish you could share a trace file with a vendor, but you can’t because the packets may contain sensitive data such as corporate identifying information, IP addresses, and passwords.http://www.networkcomputing.com/networking/wireshark-editing-a-packet

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