Massive wildfires currently cover about 760,000 acres of California—the size of the state of Rhode Island or 60 times the size of the island of Manhattan, officials say.

Massive wildfires currently cover about 760,000 acres of California—the size of the state of Rhode Island or 60 times the size of the island of Manhattan, officials say. https://t.co/cZYz0pG6Vv pic.twitter.com/VrupNI81iG — ABC News (@ABC) August 16, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading Massive wildfires currently cover about 760,000 acres of California—the size of the state of Rhode Island or 60 times the size of the island of Manhattan, officials say.

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Egypt Moving Forward: Key Challenges and Opportunities

Egypt Moving Forward: Key Challenges and Opportunities The most important issues that face Egypt over the coming years are tied to a rapidly growing population, the modernization of its economy, and how best to ensure a modern social safety net to protect the most vulnerable in society. Below, Subir Lall, who leads the IMF team on Egypt, discusses these three issues. Continue reading Egypt Moving Forward: Key Challenges and Opportunities

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Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA): DISA’s Mission Assurance Branch ensures readiness, lethality across all warfighting domains

DISA employs a comprehensive, synchronized approach to mitigate risk to DOD’s command, control, communications, computers and intelligence assets. Whether it’s part of the deliberate planning process or analyzing courses of action for a contingency, such as a natural disaster, the Mission Assurance Branch ensures the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) experiences minimal disruption.  Learn more at [https://www.disa.mil/NewsandEvents/2018/Mission-Assurance-Branch-warfighting-domains]. Continue reading Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA): DISA’s Mission Assurance Branch ensures readiness, lethality across all warfighting domains

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U.S. blacklists Russian, Chinese firms it says aided North Korea’s shipping industry, the “primary means” used to fund its nuclear weapons program

U.S. blacklists Russian, Chinese firms it says aided North Korea’s shipping industry, the “primary means” used to fund its nuclear weapons program https://t.co/eggBJ9O69M — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading U.S. blacklists Russian, Chinese firms it says aided North Korea’s shipping industry, the “primary means” used to fund its nuclear weapons program

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FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against Travel Scams

National Cyber Awareness System: FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against Travel Scams 08/14/2018 10:04 PM EDT Original release date: August 14, 2018 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on building a digital defense against travel scams. FBI explains how scammers trick consumers with “free” vacation ploys. These offers may be fake or involve hidden fees. Legitimate companies will not ask prize … Continue reading FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against Travel Scams

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National Cyber Awareness System: VMware Releases Security Updates

US-CERT <US-CERT@ncas.us-cert.gov> Unsubscribe 2:00 AM (20 hours ago)  to me National Cyber Awareness System: VMware Releases Security Updates 08/14/2018 07:16 PM EDT Original release date: August 14, 2018 VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in vSphere, Workstation, Fusion, and Virtual Appliances. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain sensitive information. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2018-0020 and VMSA-2018-0021 and apply the necessary updates. Continue reading National Cyber Awareness System: VMware Releases Security Updates

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UN News – Daily Wrap

DAILY WRAP 14 August 2018 MINUSMA/Marco Dormino UN chief appeals for calm as Mali presidential election draws to a closeFollowing the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections in Mali, political leaders in the West African country are being encouraged by the UN Secretary-General to promote a peaceful atmosphere and avoid incendiary rhetoric. Peace and Security UNHCR/Tarik Argaz Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave … Continue reading UN News – Daily Wrap

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Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 14, 2018   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo spoke with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al Abadi and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the two leaders’ progress in resolving outstanding Baghdad-Erbil issues according to the Iraqi constitution’s framework for dialogue. In his conversations … Continue reading Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani

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NEW: “I will not relent,” former CIA Director John Brennan says in response to Pres. Trump revoking his security clearance

NEW: "I will not relent," former CIA Director John Brennan says in response to Pres. Trump revoking his security clearance https://t.co/Zh9nnH8UDV pic.twitter.com/aQOdiat5Lc — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading NEW: “I will not relent,” former CIA Director John Brennan says in response to Pres. Trump revoking his security clearance

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“I’m sorry to everyone who ever wasn’t believed” – @taylorswift13 shares emotional message for sexual assault victims on anniversary of groping trial

"I'm sorry to everyone who ever wasn't believed" – @taylorswift13 shares emotional message for sexual assault victims on anniversary of groping trialhttps://t.co/E299jEZGHL pic.twitter.com/8kELOxA00R — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading “I’m sorry to everyone who ever wasn’t believed” – @taylorswift13 shares emotional message for sexual assault victims on anniversary of groping trial

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U.S. Department of State: Public Schedule: August 15, 2018

***THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 15, 2018 SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO 1:00 p.m. Secretary Pompeo meets with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) DEPUTY SECRETARY JOHN SULLIVAN Deputy Secretary Sullivan has no public appointments. USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN Administrator Green has no public appointments. UNDER SECRETARY FOR … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Public Schedule: August 15, 2018

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London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack. https://abcn.ws/2MNEuvI

London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack. https://t.co/ayJI4RTb1c pic.twitter.com/8pjOp2rzlK — ABC News (@ABC) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack. https://abcn.ws/2MNEuvI

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Samba Releases Security Updates

National Cyber Awareness System:   Samba Releases Security Updates 08/14/2018 06:23 PM EDT Original release date: August 14, 2018 The Samba Team has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in Samba. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Samba Security Announcements for CVE-2018-10858, CVE-2018-10918, CVE-2018-10919, CVE-2018-1139, and CVE-2018-1140 and apply the necessary updates Continue reading Samba Releases Security Updates

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.@SenSanders criticized @SecretaryZinke for saying the California wildfires have nothing to do with climate change; Trace Gallagher reports. @TeamCavuto

.@SenSanders criticized @SecretaryZinke for saying the California wildfires have nothing to do with climate change; Trace Gallagher reports. @TeamCavuto pic.twitter.com/P7Yp6jJR7N — Fox News (@FoxNews) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading .@SenSanders criticized @SecretaryZinke for saying the California wildfires have nothing to do with climate change; Trace Gallagher reports. @TeamCavuto

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JUST IN: Trump is ‘trying to get back at me’ by revoking my security clearance, ex-CIA chief John Brennan says.

JUST IN: Trump is 'trying to get back at me' by revoking my security clearance, ex-CIA chief John Brennan says. https://t.co/MaCfXnLBS0 — CNBC (@CNBC) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading JUST IN: Trump is ‘trying to get back at me’ by revoking my security clearance, ex-CIA chief John Brennan says.

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Firefighters remain on high alert despite three bushfire emergency warnings being downgraded across NSW.

Firefighters remain on high alert despite three bushfire emergency warnings being downgraded across NSW. Residents are being urged to remain vigilant with very high fire danger predicted for the New England, Northern Slopes and Far North Coast regions. https://t.co/u40MbS1gi3 — Sky News Weather (@SkyWeatherAUS) August 15, 2018 Source; Twitter Continue reading Firefighters remain on high alert despite three bushfire emergency warnings being downgraded across NSW.

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.@NicolleDWallace: What do you know that President Trump is afraid of? Brennan: “I think he is concerned about the criticisms that I’m voicing publicly. I think he fears those kinds of criticisms. I think he fears individuals who could damage him.”

.@NicolleDWallace: What do you know that President Trump is afraid of? Brennan: “I think he is concerned about the criticisms that I'm voicing publicly. I think he fears those kinds of criticisms. I think he fears individuals who could damage him." pic.twitter.com/BiqKcbKzyn — MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 15, 2018 Source: Twitter Continue reading .@NicolleDWallace: What do you know that President Trump is afraid of? Brennan: “I think he is concerned about the criticisms that I’m voicing publicly. I think he fears those kinds of criticisms. I think he fears individuals who could damage him.”

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