A Flush of Protections for Veterans and Native Americans

December 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020 (HR 6168) – Introduced by Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) on March 10, this bill increases Vet compensation benefits by 1.3 percent (the same as for Social Security recipients). The increase impacts veteran disability... View Article

Will StarLink be the Next Disruption to the Telecommunication Industry?

December 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

With every new project comes expectations, uncertainties, questions, opposition, and more. Elon Musk’s StarLink internet is one such project. Just last month, on Nov. 24, SpaceX launched 60 StarLink internet satellites – making a total of more than 900 of... View Article

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Where We Are So Far

December 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

While the pandemic is not over, we do have some good news. There are vaccines and they will be available soon. Here’s where we are in terms of an overall plan and where states are with distributing the vaccines. Operation... View Article

Prosecution for Use of Performance Enhancement Drugs, Modernizing Government Technology, and Enhancements for Veterans and Their Caregivers

January 1, 2021 12:00 pm Published by

Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 (HR 835) – This bill was introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) on Jan. 29, 2019. The purpose of this legislation is to give U.S. officials the power to prosecute individual athletes who used... View Article

Standalone 5G Networks: Potential Vulnerabilities that Could Result in Denial of Service for Customers

January 1, 2021 12:00 pm Published by

5G networks promise high speeds, lower latency, and more robust security compared to its predecessors – and this has created a lot of buzz. As a result, there is a lot of competition among operators to roll out the network... View Article

Deciding if a Roth IRA Conversion is For You

January 1, 2021 12:00 pm Published by

Roth IRAs can be a powerful tax tool, but they are often misunderstood and misused. Investment income in Roth IRAs compound tax-free and most distributions are tax-free as well. Another benefit is that there are no required minimum distributions (RMDs)... View Article

Dial 9-8-8 for a Mental Health Crisis; Enforcement Against Violence in the Native American Community; and Enhanced Protections for Veterans and Wildlife

November 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (S 2661) – Introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Oct. 22, 2019, this bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 988 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention... View Article

Exploring Brain Computer Interface: Tech That Connects to Your Brain

November 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

Imagine using your mind to control machines, or your employer reading how you feel in real time from a dashboard? This is the future of BCI technology. Do we really need this technology? What are the potential benefits and possible... View Article

Why Gratitude is Important During a Pandemic

November 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

We’re living in unprecedented, challenging times. If you’re feeling stressed and scared, you’re not alone. However, there is a way to navigate through all of this uncertainty: gratitude. Studies have shown that keeping in mind the things you’re grateful for... View Article

Space Weather Forecasting, New Safety and Transparency Reporting Guidelines, Paying to Charge Federal Electric Vehicles, and a Plan to Celebrate Route 66

October 1, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

PROSWIFT Act (S 881) – This Act was sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) on March 26, 2019. The legislation is designed to improve understanding and forecasting of weather events in space. The bill details provisions designed to improve the... View Article

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