Former soldiers plot to kill President Obama — DorobekINSIDER 7 stories you need to know

The SEVEN stories that impact your life for Tuesday the 27th of August, 2012

  1. Prosecutors in Georgia say four soldiers plotted to kill President Obama. The Atlantic says the anarchist group stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks. The four soldiers are also accused of killing a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect the anarcharist group they formed.
  2. Top California lawmakers might reach a pension reform deal today. Pension costs have become a major concern for voters in California and across the nation. Rueters says the bill would cap salaries used to determine pension payments.
  3. Last week we told you about the Department of Veterans Affairs Conference scandal. Now the Federal Times says the VA has turned over to Congress 54 DVDs showing every moment, including some embarrassing ones. VA officials say they are not trying to downplay the potential waste of taxpayer money.
  4. The Obama Administration is ordering a shift from paper to electronic records by 2019. The 5 page memo from the Office of Management and Budget also called for agencies to consider using cloud computing services for data storage and to explore the use of automated technologies to make record keeping easier. 
  5. The Thrift Savings Plan says roughly 20,000 participants have opened Roth IRA accounts since the program launched back in May. Federal Times says that amounts to about $13 million being deposited in TSP Roth accounts, or roughly $650 per participant on average.
  6. Cloud computing software provider Adaptive Computing Inc. inked a partnership with the CIA's venture capital wing, In-Q-Tel. NextGov says Adaptive Computing will develop a cloud operating system tailored to the intelligence community that integrates Moab Cloud Suite.
  7. 12 Mexican police officers are in custody after supposedly shooting two US government workers. The Washington Postsays the Mexican police officers have not been formally charged, but may be held for 40 days for questioning about possible crimes that include attempted murder, aggravated assault, damage to property and abuse of authority. A pair of U.S. government employees, traveling in an armored U.S. Embassy sport-utility vehicle with diplomatic license plates, were pursued in a high-speed chase and shot at by Mexican federal police officers in the mountains south of Mexico City on Friday morning.
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