Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community Systems-USA-19/01/2022

This memorandum sets forth requirements for National Security Systems (NSS) that are equivalent to or exceed the cybersecurity requirements for Federal Information Systems set forth within Executive Order 14028 of May 12, 2021 (Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity), and establishes methods to secure exceptions for circumstances necessitated by unique mission needs.  Executive Order 14028 establishes that the Federal Government must improve its efforts to identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to malicious cyber campaigns and their actors through bold changes and significant investments in cybersecurity. 

Records Management by Federal Agencies (44 U.S.C. Chapter 31) under Federal Records Act of 1950

The head of each Federal agency shall make and preserve records containing adequate and proper documentation of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions of the agency and designed to furnish the information necessary to protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and of persons directly affected by the agency’s activities.

Press Briefing by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki-10/01/2022

MS. PSAKI: Well, we continue to closely monitor the situation, and we continue to support dialogue and peaceful resolution of these border disputes. We’ve been pretty clear how we view Beijing’s behavior in the region and around the world. We believe it can be destabilizing. And we’re concerned by the PRC’s attempt to intimidate its neighbors.

Penal Law Offenses under the New York Penal Code

"Culpable mental state" means "intentionally" or "knowingly" or "recklessly" or with "criminal negligence," "Conduct" means an act or omission and its accompanying mental state. "Act" means a bodily movement. Conduct merely affording a person an opportunity to commit an offense does not constitute entrapment. "Voluntary act" means a bodily movement performed consciously as a result of effort or determination, and includes the possession of property if the actor was aware of his physical possession or control thereof for a sufficient period to have been able to terminate it. "Omission" means a failure to perform an act as to which a duty of performance is imposed by law. "To act" means either to perform an act or to omit to perform an act.

Post Registration: Changes to Requirements for Maintaining Trademark Registrations in USA

The Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act of 1998 (TLTIA), Pub. L. No. 105-330, 112 Stat. 3064 (15 U.S.C. §1051), changed the requirements for filing affidavits or declarations of continued use or excusable nonuse under §8 of the Act (§8 affidavits), 15 U.S.C. §1058, and renewal applications under §9 of the Act, 15 U.S.C. §1059, effective October 30, 1999.

What is a Patent?- US Reference

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions.

U.S. Dept of Treasury bans high ranking officers of Bangladesh(RAB), DPRK, Burma-10/12/2021

Additionally, the following individuals are designated pursuant to E.O. 13818 for being foreign persons who are or have been a leader or official of RAB, an entity that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, serious human rights abuse relating to their tenure: Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Director General, RAB, April 15, 2020 to present Benazir Ahmed, former Director General, RAB, January 2015 to April 14, 2020 Khan Mohammad Azad, Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, March 16, 2021 to present Tofayel Mustafa Sorwar, former Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, June 27, 2019 to March 16, 2021 Mohammad Jahangir Alam, former Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, September 17, 2018 to June 27, 2019 Mohammad Anwar Latif Khan, former Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, April 28, 2016 to September 17, 2018

Constitution of Texas

Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

FOP President Patrick Yoe’s letter in support of “Violent Incident Clearance and Technological Investigative Methods Act.”

In 2020, the United States saw the largest rise in homicides since the start of national record-keeping in 1960. Approximately 21,570 people were murdered in the United States in 2020—the most since 1995—a 29.4% increase over 2019. Additionally, the FBI estimates that 77% of all murders in the United States in 2020 were via firearms, up from 73% in 2019. At the same time that the murder rate rose, the clearance rate for murders fell significantly, from 61.4% in 2019 to 54.4% in 2020. In cities with a population above 250,000, the rate was even more dramatic, falling from 57.6% in 2019 to 47.3% in 2020.

G-20, Remarks by U.S President at Press Conference in Rome, Italy-31/10/2021

I found my one-on-one engagements with so many of the leaders, and the importance of strong, personal relationships never feels — it never ceases to amaze me when it’s — you’re looking at someone straight in the eye when you’re trying to get something done.  They know me; I know them.  We can get things done together.

Press Briefing by USA Press Secretary Jen Psaki-01/10/2021

Yesterday, HHS, Treasury, Labor, and OPM issued new consumer protections against surprise medical bills.  Specifically, the rule is designed to lower healthcare costs, prevent hospitals and doctors from taking advantage of their market power, advance healthcare price transparency, and expand people’s ability to dispute claims denied by their health plan.

US senators moved a bill in Senate to assess Pakistan’s role in Taliban Afghan occupation-

On April 14, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict. United States troop withdrawals led to the rapid collapse of the democratically elected Government of Afghanistan, effectively ended prospects for a negotiated settlement, threaten to reverse the hard-earned rights of Afghanistan’s women and youth, and created dangerous sanctuary space for potential terrorist attacks against the United States and allies and partners of the United States.