Why 'Net Neutrality' Drives the Left Crazy
. Protesters from the far-left group Popular Resistance have swarmed the Arlington, Va., street where Ajit Pai lives, placing pamphlets with his face on his neighbors' front doors. (Wall Street Journal)
Amid industry pushback, China offers changes to cyber rules
. China may delay full implementation of controversial new cyber security rules, giving companies more time to prepare, two people who attended a meeting on Fridaybetween the country's internet regulator, businesses and diplomats told Reuters. (Reuters)
White House to target 'weakest links' in federal networks
. Rob Joyce, the White House point man on cybersecurity, said the recent executive order on cybersecurity signed by President Donald Trump means that federal networks are going to be treated with new relevance and that government is going to take a harder look at eliminating weak links in the chain. (FCW)
Cautious optimism surrounds Thornberry's defense acquisition bill
. A bill that would require the Defense Department to use marketplaces like Amazon to buy commercial goods is getting generally positive reviews, meanwhile other parts of the bill are still being analyzed by lawmakers, experts and defense officials. (Federal News Radio)
GAO: DHS coming up short on FITARA implementation
. The Department of Homeland Security needs stronger IT contract evaluation and approval by its CIO in order to fully comply with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. (FCW)
Taxes, Budget Are Focus for Trump Despite Probes
. President Donald Trump is thousands of miles away, but his policy agenda faces tests back home this week as he looks to shift the focus from Russia investigations to his plans for boosting American military power and revamping the tax code. (Wall Street Journal)
Internet of Things
All IT Jobs Are Cybersecurity Jobs Now
. In the Appalachian mountain town of West Jefferson, N.C., on an otherwise typical Monday afternoon in September 2014, country radio station WKSK was kicked off the air by international hackers. (Wall Street Journal)
U.S. and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting
. Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States, as the Trump administration's "America First" policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries. (Reuters)
Trump Administration's Push to Revamp Nafta Faces a Divided Congress
. The Trump administration took the first step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, plunging into a battle that pits some Republicans and industry supporters of the pact against Democrats and some of the president's most ardent backers. (Wall Street Journal)
What will President Trump do to NAFTA?
. With all the chaos and scandal swirling around the White House, it can be easy to lose sight of President Donald Trump's immense power to shape America's role in the world. (Sacramento Bee)
'The Internet Is Broken': @ev Is Trying to Salvage It
. Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora's box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors. (New York Times)
This is the age of the Microsoft and Amazon economy
. One of my first economics lessons contrasted perfect competition, which was judged to be a good thing, with monopoly, which was not. There are worse places to begin than by being shown the difference between championing the miracle of the free market and favouring the depredations of dominant businesses. (Financial Times)
In the morning, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will depart Riyadh, Saudi Arabia en route to Tel Aviv, Israel. The President will then participate in a bilateral meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel. In the afternoon, the President will give remarks with President Rivlin. The President and the First Lady will then visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will visit the Western Wall. In the evening, the President will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. The President will then give remarks with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Later in the evening, the President and the First Lady will have dinner with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu.
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.