Vice President Pence’s Meeting with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of Papua New Guinea

Washington, DC - Vice President Pence met today with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.  Vice President Pence thanked Prime Minister O’Neill for Papua New Guinea’s leadership in hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings and recognized his government’s work on improving the lives of the people of Papua New Guinea. 

Utah Man Pleads Guilty to Denial-of-Service Computer Hacking Attacks

San Diego, California - Austin Thompson, a Utah resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in San Diego, admitting that he carried out a series of denial-of-service (“DoS”) computer hacking attacks against multiple victims between 2013 and 2014.

First Flu Death of Season Reported in San Diego

San Diego, California - A 52-year-old woman is the first flu death reported in San Diego this season, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

Iranian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Export Products From the United States to Iran

Washington, DC - Arash Sepehri, 38, a citizen of Iran, pleaded guilty on November 7, to a federal charge stemming from his role in a conspiracy to cause the export of controlled goods and technology to Iran, in violation of U.S. Department of Commerce and military controls, as well as in contravention of sanctions imposed against Iran.

NASA Looks to University Researchers for Innovative Space Tech Solutions

Washington, DC - University-led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA has selected 14 proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high-priority needs of America's space program.

Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect To Iran

Washington, DC - On November 14, 1979, in Executive Order 12170, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) and took related steps to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the situation in Iran.