Washington, DC - We are immersed in a cyber-physical world. Information technology is deeply embedded in traditionally non-IT systems, including automobiles, the electric grid and emergency response. But in many of these systems, security is largely incorporated as a last step, like a suit of armor over a vulnerable body.

Coronado, California - Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego, was killed in action in northern Iraq May 3.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with FHI 360 and the University of Pennsylvania, has released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for budding entrepreneurs around the world to obtain the English skills needed to work in an international arena. The English for Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC is currently open for enrollment and will begin on May 15. By strengthening the quality of English teaching around the world, the Department seeks to enhance skills that expand opportunities in education, employment and international collaboration.

Sacramento, California - Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia recognized the 2016 Latino Spirit Award Honorees. The Latino Caucus honors Latinos in a variety of categories that range from athletics/sports, to public service and human rights. The Latino Spirit Awards were established by the California Legislative Latino Caucus in 2002 to coincide with our state’s acknowledgement of Cinco de Mayo and to highlight positive role models in the Latino community.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will co-host the seventh U.S.-EU Energy Council meeting on May 4 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Sacramento, California - As Florida Governor Rick Scott visits the Golden State again this week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sent him a report on the economic impacts of sea levels and temperatures rising in the Sunshine State and called on him to “stop the silly political stunts and start doing something about climate change” in the following letter: