Thursday, September 23, 2021


Smithsonian Receives Record Donation of $200 Million From Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is providing a $200 million donation to the Smithsonian, the largest gift to the institution since its foundation in 1846.

Bloomberg Funds Innovation Team for Better Digital Experience of DC Residents

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Office said on Tuesday the city is teaming up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to launch an innovation team (i-team).

Metro Riders Can Pay Their Fares via Android Phones, WMATA Says

Android phone users can now pay fares on the DC area Metro system using SmarTrip on the Google Pay app, instead of the physical cards.

Ransomware Victims Should Get Help From Negotiators, Expert Says After MPD Hack

As DC police are dealing with a ransomware attack, victims should work with "professional negotiators" about cryptocurrency payments.

Nearly Half of DC Gas Stations Still Running Dry as Colonial Restores Service

Around 47 percent of gas stations in the District are still out of fuel due to the ongoing impacts of the Colonial ransomware attack.

Howard University Partners With Amazon for Cloud Computing Education

Howard University is starting a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer advanced cloud computing courses to its students.

MPD Identifies Person of Interest in Sharing of Hacked Police Data

DC police identified a person of interest in connection with the reposting of officers' personal data stolen by hackers on social media.

AT&T to Pay $1.5 Million for Overcharging DC for Telecom Services

AT&T agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit, in which it was accused of overcharging District taxpayers.