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Hikvision, Dahua Targeted as U.S. Seeks to Ban Chinese Surveillance Cameras

By Rodney Bosch · June 1, 2018 • Hikvision and Dahua, two major surveillance-systems suppliers, could be nixed from any U.S. government projects if the Senate approves House bill to ban Chinese-manufactured surveillance and communications systems on security grounds.

Obamacare Upheld; Retailers Irate

By Julie Jacobson · June 28, 2012 • Affordable Care Act “penalizes employers too much," says National Retail Federation after Supreme Court upholds Obamacare.

Is it Fair to Favor Women in Federal Contracts?

By Julie Jacobson · May 30, 2012 • CompTIA and others say government mandates favoring women-owned small businesses (WOSB) don't go far enough. I disagree.

EPA Won’t Impose More Onerous Lead Paint Rules

By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2011 • Remodelers cheer as EPA declines to impose new 'clearance requirements' as part of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule. NARI shares concerns, recommendations.

3 Big Buzz Kills for Energy Conservation

By Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2011 • Governments discourage electric cars and solar energy; home appraisers dismiss pricey energy management systems. Is green technology really worth it?

Homeland Security Integration Giants Embark on $45M Acquisition

By Tom LeBlanc · October 8, 2010 • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is set to acquire Henry Bros. Electronics for about $45 million.

FTC Responds to Stories on CE Tax

By Julie Jacobson · June 10, 2010 • No wonder we need to reinvent journalism! FTC spokesman Peter Kaplan says reporters got their tax-on-CE stories all wrong.

FTC Chairman: Tax on CE is ‘Terrible Idea’

By Julie Jacobson · June 10, 2010 • The FTC was mulling a 5% tax on technology to subsidize the "reinvention of journalism" but FTC chief Jonathan Leibowitz said in a hearing yesterday that the idea is stupid.

Uncle Sam: 5% Tax on CE Products Could Save Journalism

By Julie Jacobson · June 7, 2010 • A 5% tax on consumer electronics would generate $4 billion annually, according to FTC's "Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism."

Contest: How Has USA.gov ‘Made Your Life Easier?’

By Julie Jacobson · February 22, 2010 • Winner of government's viral marketing program wins $2,500. No profanity, please.