NDAA : National Defense Authorization Act

NDAA : National Defense Authorization Act

**UPDATE**  NDAA Conference Report and Highlights  Now Available **

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 is comprehensive legislation which authorizes the budget authority of the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy.

The legislation is composed of the Full Committee Mark and the marks of the committee’s six subcommittees with legislative jurisdiction. 

Until the final version approved by a 60-1 vote by the Armed Services Committee is filed on the House Floor, please reference the subcommittee marks, Full Committee Mark, and all the amendments posted on the Full Committee Mark page as the official version of the legislation.

This will continue to be the online home for all resources related to the NDAA including Markup Schedule, the Legislative Action blog and Press Releases.

 

Direct Link:   http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/ndaa-home?p=ndaa

Charges: Navy veteran injected teen with heroin

Charges: Navy veteran injected teen with heroin

 The Associated Press
By Rachel D’Oro
Tuesday Dec 27, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —

A 14-year-old Alaska girl is in critical condition days after a 26-year-old man injected her with heroin at his Anchorage home, authorities said Tuesday.

Sean Warner is charged with a drug-related felony and other counts. Court documents say Warner tried to revive the girl himself and didn’t immediately call police.

“Her condition is dire,” assistant District Attorney Regan Williams said Tuesday, adding the girl was on an artificial respirator. “The real sadness is that there’s not that much brain activity.”

The girl continued to be treated Tuesday at an Anchorage hospital, where she was taken Dec. 23 with a drug overdose, police said. Charging documents say the girl, identified only as J.D., was found to have heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in her system. Medics told authorities the girl had sustained damage to her brain and heart.

Warner’s bail has been set at $90,000. A booking official said Warner remained in custody.

KTUU reports that Warner’s father and a friend dispute the allegations and they say Warner is a Navy veteran who saved lives as a medic in Afghanistan. The two said Warner had struggled since returning from the war.

Warner is being represented by the Public Defender Agency, but it was unclear if he has been assigned to a specific attorney yet.

According to the court papers, two others went with Warner to pick the girl up Thursday night and take her back to Warner’s home to hang out. Williams said both of the witnesses are men.

Warner was sharing a gram of heroin with the men, and the girl said she was willing to try something “new,” but didn’t want to inject herself, according to the documents. Warner tried to inject the girl, but failed, so he had her lie down on his bed and hold out an arm, then used his belt as a tourniquet and shot 25 to- 30 units of heroin, taking several times to find a vein, the papers say.

The two witnesses told authorities they left the girl on the bed and found her the next morning, face down in her vomit, according to the papers.

“They felt for her purse, sat her up, and grew concerned at her condition and upset at WARNER’s ambivalence,” the documents state.

Warner did not want to call 911 because he didn’t want authorities to find drugs, so instead he placed a tablet of Suboxone — a prescription drug that’s used to treat opiate addiction — under the unconscious girl’s tongue, according to the court papers. A couple hours later, the girl began convulsing and Warner called 911, the papers say.

The girl was rushed to Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Responding officers did not find drugs because Warner had locked his bedroom door and told police it belonged to a roommate, the court documents state. After police left, Warner and one of the witnesses put needles and other “related evidence” into a box then dumped it behind a trash bin at a nearby business, according to the papers, which say police later recovered paraphernalia including syringes.

Warner is charged with delivering a controlled substance to a minor who is at least three years younger than the accused, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and evidence tampering. He also is charged with theft, accused of stealing a $900 surveillance system from Costco on the same day he took the girl to his home, according to the documents.

 

Direct Link:  http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2011/12/ap-navy-veteran-charged-injected-teen-heroin-122711/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Peoria police: New database helps investigators catch metal thieves

 

Peoria police: New database helps investigators catch metal thieves

ABC15 News

By: Tim Vetscher

December 27, 2011

 

 

PEORIA, AZ –

A new law hopes to combat the theft of copper and other metals in Arizona.

When Mark Browitt buys scrap metal from someone, the state requires he fill out a whole host of paperwork complete with a copy of the seller’s driver license and a description of what they sold.

Come New Year’s Day, however, Browitt will begin submitting that information online.

“Everything is expedited a lot faster electronically to the metal thefts center where they process it,” said Browitt, General Manager of Davis Salvage Co. near 34th Street and Washington.

The LeadsOnline website collects the information from scrap yards which police can then use to cross reference with metal thefts in their jurisdiction in search of potential criminals.

Legally scrap yards aren’t required to use the new online system until January 1st, 2012 but some have already started and that’s already paying dividends for Valley police departments.

Investigators working a string of back flow valve thefts in Peoria scoured the website to see who, if anyone, had sold such a valve.

They claim the database returned the names of 25-year-old Douglas Tongen and 20-year-old Mark Villagomez.

Investigators said they started following the two and eventually caught them stealing metal.

“As this case illustrates, this particular vendor was ahead of his mandatory obligation and making the entries,” said Jay Davies with the Peoria Police Department.  “The partnerships with these vendors are going  to be critical.”

Browitt, for one, says he’ll do his part.

“People are stealing materials, so they need something to counteract that,” said Browitt.

He, and others, hopes the new system will put a dent in Arizona’s metal theft problem.

 

Direct Link:  http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_west_valley/peoria/peoria-police-new-database-helps-investigators-catch-metal-thieves

 

A Dispute Over Who Owns a Twitter Account Goes to Court

 

A Dispute Over Who Owns a Twitter Account Goes to Court

The New York Times
By JOHN BIGGS
December 25, 2011

How much is a tweet worth? And how much does a Twitter follower cost?

In base economic terms, the value of individual Twitter updates seems to be negligible; after all, what is a Twitter post but a few bits of data sent caroming through the Internet? But in a world where social media’s influence can mean the difference between a lucrative sale and another fruitless cold call, social media accounts at companies have taken on added significance.

The question is: Can a company cash in on, and claim ownership of, an employee’s social media account, and if so, what does that mean for workers who are increasingly posting to Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus during work hours?

A lawsuit filed in July could provide some answers.

Read the full article at… Direct Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/technology/lawsuit-may-determine-who-owns-a-twitter-account.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26

Go Daddy No Longer Supports SOPA

Go Daddy No Longer Supports SOPA
Looks to Internet Community & Fellow Tech Leaders to Develop Legislation We All Support
GoDaddy.com PR Specialist
Stephanie Bracken
480.505.8800 ext.4451

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 23, 2011) – Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” currently working its way through U.S. Congress.

“Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation – but we can clearly do better,” Warren Adelman, Go Daddy’s newly appointed CEO, said. “It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it.”

Go Daddy and its General Counsel, Christine Jones, have worked with federal lawmakers for months to help craft revisions to legislation first introduced some three years ago. Jones has fought to express the concerns of the entire Internet community and to improve the bill by proposing changes to key defined terms, limitations on DNS filtering to ensure the integrity of the Internet, more significant consequences for frivolous claims, and specific provisions to protect free speech.

“As a company that is all about innovation, with our own technology and in support of our customers, Go Daddy is rooted in the idea of First Amendment Rights and believes 100 percent that the Internet is a key engine for our new economy,” said Adelman.

In changing its position, Go Daddy remains steadfast in its promise to support security and stability of the Internet. In an effort to eliminate any confusion about its reversal on SOPA though, Jones has removed blog postings that had outlined areas of the bill Go Daddy did support.

“Go Daddy has always fought to preserve the intellectual property rights of third parties, and will continue to do so in the future,” Jones said.

 

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