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Retired Gen. John Kelly received the approval of the Senate Friday evening for the post of Department of Homeland Security and is poised to take control of the agency responsible for much of the nation’s anti-terrorism efforts and immigration policy.
A security consulting firm commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense to find vulnerabilities in certain Army websites said on Thursday that the first “bug” was found within five minutes of launching the “Hack the Army” project.
An Eleventh Circuit panel’s unpublished opinion Friday revived a bid by a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs general contractor and its insurer sureties to recoup attorneys' fees on a dropped subcontractor suit alleging shorted payment, concluding the law doesn’t limit attorneys' fees from such suits only to subcontractors.
After objections from Democrats on Friday the Senate agreed to a Monday vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, leaving the new administration with just two appointees approved after its first day in office.
Attorneys for IMX Acquisition Corp. stockholders offered a $2 million cap Friday on future regular litigation fees for a potential suit against company lenders, citing far higher potential damage recoveries for lender tactics that allegedly drove the company into a Delaware bankruptcy court.