NSF-funded supercomputer Stampede2 forges new frontier in advanced computing

Washington, DC - The National Science Foundation (NSF) today realized the initial phase of its $30 million investment to upgrade the nation’s computational research infrastructure through the dedication of Stampede2, one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world. Based at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, this strategic national resource will serve tens of thousands of researchers and educators across the U.S.

Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Washington, DC - Representatives of the U.S. Government, private sector, and civil society will meet with nearly 1,000 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa during the State Department-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit from July 31-August 2, in Washington, DC. The Mandela Washington Fellowship and Summit fosters and builds relationships that support and expand U.S.-Africa cooperation on shared goals the continent.

FTC to Provide Additional Insights on Reasonable Data Security Practices

Washington, DC - As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and secure consumer data, the Federal Trade Commission is publishing a series of blog posts using hypothetical examples based on lessons from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses. These new posts will build on the FTC’s Start with Security guide for businesses.

FTC, State, and Local Partners Announce Joint Conference on Protecting Military Consumers

Los Angeles, California - Training for military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to help them address consumer fraud and other issues that affect servicemembers and their families.

Colombia Independence Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Colombian people on the 207th anniversary of your independence.