Power outages in
North Carolina caused by gunfire in ‘malicious’ attack
. TheHill.com article. Physical not cyber attack. Pull quote: “Two substations run by Duke
Energy, a Charlotte-based electric power and natural gas company, were damaged
by the shootings, Fields said.”

GOP seeks to play
hardball on annual defense bill
article. Pull quote: “Rogers separately told The Hill that a draft of the
negotiated bill should be brought to the floor by the House by Tuesday.”

Railroads Focus on
Stabilizing Workforce After Strike Is Averted
. WSJ.com article. Business analysts look at railroad service issues. Pull quote: ““Railroads
said they’re all trying to grow, to add more head count, but ultimately, they
can’t really create new demand. They’re just trying to match their plans, their
assets, with what’s coming to the network. As you can imagine, it’s quite
hard,” said Brian Ossenbeck, an analyst at JPMorgan.”

SKA: Construction to
begin on world’s biggest telescope
article. Largest radio telescope. Pull quote: “The first major milestone should
come in 2024, when four dishes in Australia and six antenna stations in South
Africa are made to work seamlessly together as a basic telescope. This
proof-of-principle moment will then trigger the array’s full roll-out.”

Industry Coalition
Urges Congress to Hold off on SBOM Requirements for Defense Contractors
. Infosecurity-Magazine.com article. Letter responding to proposed requirement in HR 7900 which is no longer being considered by Congress. Pull quote: “The letter stated:
“SBOMs are expected to help organizations reduce cyber risk, but they will need
processes, tools and standards to translate SBOMs into improved cybersecurity
outcomes. Governments, industry and other stakeholders are already working to
develop these processes, tools and standards – efforts that are progressing at
an impressive pace. The most constructive step Congress can take to help SBOMs
deliver their anticipated benefits is to support this ongoing work and ensure
that future laws requiring SBOMs are harmonized across the US government.””

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