Question by m21: The President’s authority to suppress information that he deems to be of national security importance is calle?
The President’s authority to suppress information that he deems to be of national security importance is called?
Answer by Ryker If there is a word,calle, it is new to me. I would call the President’s decision on such important matters to be prudent and in the National interest.
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PayingthePrice.org Publishes New Information Regarding U.S. Health Care Reform, Big Pharma and Prescription Drugs from Canada
(PRWEB) December 21, 2011
PayingthePrice.org, an advocacy movement dedicated to educating Americans about the crisis of prescription drug pricing, has published a new article regarding the health care reform bill that passed in March 2010. The bill was passed as a measure to help Americans gain better access to affordable health care and prescription drugs. However, the PayingthePrice.org article suggests that biggest winners may not be U.S. patients, but rather large pharmaceutical companies themselves.
“This article connects the dots between the White House, Big Pharma’s lobbying efforts, Health Care reform and consumer advocate whistle blowers who called for transparency during the negotiations,” states Emmett Murphy, spokesperson for PayingthePrice.org. The research suggests that Big Pharma’s tactics of heavy lobbying in Washington and engaging in price manipulation keep the pharmaceutical companies in their powerful market position, despite the health care reform bill’s intent to put U.S. citizens’ needs first.
The Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in March 2010, gives Americans better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that hold insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, guarantees more choice, and enhances the quality of care for all Americans. Initially, the powerful pharmaceutical lobby supported passage of the health care reform bill, but only after cutting a few deals with the White House to ensure that their interests would be protected.
PayingthePrice.org is sponsored by Jan Drugs, a licensed and regulated, brick-and-mortar Canadian Pharmacy. “Americans should be concerned about the threat of reduced access to Canadian pharmacies and affordable medications,” notes Murphy. He asserts, “Pharmaceutical company tactics like price-fixing and pay to delay are forcing Americans to pay more for their medications than citizens of any other industrialized nation.”
From covering personal drug importation issues to exposing leaked free-trade agreement negotiation documents, PayingthePrice.org gives visitors the knowledge to understand the prescription drug cost crisis and the tools to spread the word and help make a change. The website’s mission is to explore how the high price of prescription drugs places millions of Americans at risk everyday.
For more information about this compelling issue, please visit http://www.payingtheprice.org
Founded in 2003, Jan Drugs is a licensed, brick-and-mortar Canadian pharmacy regulated by the Canadian government for safety. Jan Drugs is a verified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), which has been chosen by Google, Bing, and Yahoo as the verification authority for online pharmaceutical advertisements. Jan Drugs carries prescription medication made by the leading name-brand and first-tier generic manufactures at prices up to 80 percent less than US pharmacies. Jan Drugs has helped over 100,000 Canadian and American patients get access to the high quality medications they need at prices they can better afford.
March 21, 2011 Austin: Citizens Impacting Legislation free seminar featured Keith Elkins (Executive Director, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas) who gave practical tips for citizen watchdog when checking government records for wasteful spending.
The rapid increase of security breach has overshadowed most information security news lately. Recently, a spokesman for US Airways confirmed that some two-thirds of the airline’s pilots — 3,000 of its employees — were affected by the breach. “We take any claim of the breach of sensitive data very seriously,” the spokesman said.
Today’s revelations regarding information security breach reveals that information security is still penetrable at some of the world’s biggest, and most popular organizations. A lot of work still needs to be done to make it highly secured when it comes to managing confidential information.
The USAPA, a union that represents 5,200 US Airways pilots, publicly expressed its frustration with the airline’s handling of the case. The USAPA said the airline recently revealed that a management-level pilot leaked a database of US Airways pilot names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and possibly passport information to a third-party pilot group. The pilots of US Airways, expressed their outrage at the airline’s acknowledgement that its management personnel aided in unauthorized distribution of the highly confidential personal data of thousands of pilots.
USAPA is currently cooperating with a criminal investigation into this matter. Mike Cleary, president of USAPA. “Thousands of us have been exposed to identity theft that could impact us for the rest of our lives. Further, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation has yet to determine the extent of the breach, we are concerned about the security of all information provided to US Airways – including our families’ personal information.
US Airways collects personal information on US Airways employees’ family members and information from passengers, such as credit card data.” “In light of this breach, USAPA has concluded that US Airways cannot be trusted with confidential or sensitive information,” said Cleary. “The union is also extremely disappointed by the Company’s lack of aggressive action to address this issue, first denying that a significant breach had even occurred, then equivocating concerning the extent of that breach, all the while taking no remedial action against the Company personnel involved in the breach. Significantly, the Company has also failed to take steps to provide lifelong protection to the pilots directly affected and adequately address the potential national security issues for all of our pilots and passengers.”
In another case revolving unauthorized access, the UK government cancelled a highly lucrative contract last week because the company that won the contract illegally gained access to confidential information that allegedly gave it competitive advantage over other businesses bidding for the same contract. On this occasion it has resulted in a £6bn loss in revenue. This is a situation where going through a due and fair process is the best route to follow even if you loose the contract. The private consortium Soteria that had been named as preferred bidder for the £6bn contract, which was due to run by 2012 had gained access to commercially sensitive information according to the Ministry of Defense.
The UK military police are currently investigating how a former RAF officer now working with Soteria was able to gain access to commercially sensitive information and pass it on to his current employers. Information security іѕ a very іmрοrtаnt issue. Unauthorized access to information is considered as data breach, which affects individuals and business.
Information security professionals need to constantly seek to defend their information security network from risks and attacks, not only resulting from malwares, but also from unauthorized access from individuals. One way to mitigate internet security risks is with technical security training. EC-Council’s brand new TakeDownCon is a technical information security conference series, in addition to learning from some of the best security experts, TakeDownCon also offers highly sought after technical training courses, including the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, often touted as the world’s most comprehensive ethical hacking training program.
The CEH Program certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. The Certified Ethical Hacker certification will fortify the application knowledge of security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous ethical hacking training, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other technical security training programs offered in over 70 countries around the globe.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 38,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. TakeDownCon Dallas 2011, is one of the conferences of EC-Council’s Take Down information security conference series.
Question by Tavern M: CanI deposition under the freedom of information act?
I was wondering if I can deposition a FBI agent(s) under the freedom of information act? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Answer by SoccerRefToo Tavern
No. You would have to take legal action against the agents or the government to get them into a deposition. The FoI is all about the release of information classified by the government….. existing information in locked ‘files’.
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Question by Kim<3: How can I find out who called the cops on a party using the Freedom Of Information Act in Michigan?
Is it true that someone can use the Freedom of Information Act in Michigan to find out who called the cops on a party?
Answer by ZonieGirl People can call the cops anonymously (without stating who they are).
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