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    FORMER GOOGLE EXEC ERIC SCHMIDT: US GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO LEAD ON TECH INNOVATION

    Feb 27, 2020

    The federal government needs to "get back in the game" if the US wants to maintain a technology lead over China. That's the message from former Google executive Eric Schmidt in an op-ed published Thursday in The New York Times. Schmidt, who was CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011 and later...

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    GOOGLE ANNOUNCES $10 BILLION INVESTMENT IN US EXPANSION AMID GOVERNMENT ANTITRUST PROBES

    Feb 26, 2020

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post Wednesday that the company is investing more than $10 billion this year in data centers and offices across the United States. The move comes as Google faces increased scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee in September req...

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    WHITE HOUSE TOUTS A YEAR OF AI INITIATIVES IN ROUNDUP REPORT

    Feb 26, 2020

    One year into the administration’s big push to fuel development of artificial intelligence technologies and boost adoption within government, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a roundup highlighting early achievements. The report released Wednesday touches on sev...

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    TETRA TECH'S SEGUE BUYOUT TO AID GOVERNMENT SERVICES UNIT

    Feb 26, 2020

    Tetra Tech, Inc. TTEK announced yesterday that it acquired Arlington, VA-based Segue Technologies, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction have been kept under wraps. Segue specializes in providing management consultancy, IT solutions and cybersecurity to customers, including commercial, non-profit ...

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    US DOD ANNOUNCES ADOPTION OF AI ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

    Feb 25, 2020

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) ethical principles. AI ethical principles will cover the five major areas of responsibility, equitability, traceability, reliability and governability. These principles will be enforced on both combat and n...

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    CIRCLECI-AWS GOVCLOUD PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO BRING MODERN DEVELOPMENT TO US GOVERNMENT

    Feb 25, 2020

    Much like private businesses, the United States government is in the process of moving workloads to the cloud, and facing a similar set of challenges. Today, CircleCI, the continuous delivery developer service, announced a partnership with AWS GovCloud to help federal government entities using AWS&r...

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    PENTAGON ADOPTS NEW ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR USING AI IN WAR

    Feb 24, 2020

    The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. The new principles call for people to "exercise appropriate levels of judgment and care" when deploying and using AI systems, such as those that sc...

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    NEW YORK GOVERNOR PROPOSES RENEWABLE ENERGY PERMITTING OFFICE TO SPEED PROJECTS

    Feb 24, 2020

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, has proposed a new Office of Renewable Energy Permitting that would "improve and streamline the process" for permitting large-scale renewable energy projects across the state. The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act was advanced Feb....

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    PRESIDENTIAL ADVISERS SET TIMELINE FOR REPORT ON OPTIONS TO SECURE 5G NETWORKS

    Feb 21, 2020

    The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will vote Aug. 12 on whether to approve a report the group is preparing on the cybersecurity implications of using software-defined networking to secure 5G networks. The NSTAC is made up of senior executives from across th...

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    U.S. MEETING ON HUAWEI, CHINA POLICY STILL ON FOR THURSDAY DESPITE TRUMP TWEETS: SOURCES

    Feb 20, 2020

    A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to Huawei and China is still on for Thursday, two sources said, despite pushback from President Donald Trump against the restrictions. The deputy-level meeting was called to discuss proposals including possible new restrictio...

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    AWS EXECUTIVE SAYS NO MISUSE OF ITS FACE BIOMETRICS BY POLICE, TALKS FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SALES

    Feb 20, 2020

    Andy Jassy, Amazon Web Services CEO, would have no problem selling the company’s facial recognition software Rekognition to law enforcement and foreign governments, except to those banned from doing business with U.S. companies, he said in an interview with Frontline, PBS reports. The statemen...

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    GRANICUS RECOGNIZES 16 GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Feb 20, 2020

    Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, today announced the recipients of the 2019 Granicus Digital Government Awards. The winners implemented transformational digital initiatives that demonstrate excellence in online se...

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    U.S. GOVERNMENT SIGNS $450 MILLION COVID-19 VACCINE CONTRACT WITH JOHNSON & JOHNSON

    Mar 31, 2020

    The Trump administration has made another move in the race to combat and stop the viral outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, around the globe. The Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently signed a deal for a $456 millio...

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    PENTAGON TO MODIFY HUNDREDS OF CONTRACTS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

    Mar 30, 2020

    The Defense Department modified an existing government contract to purchase 8,000 ventilators from four vendors worth as much $84 million, with an initial shipment of 1,400 of the increasingly important ventilators due for delivery by early May. The announcement to purchase ventilators—already...

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    IPHONE LOCATION DATA USED BY US GOVERNMENT TO TRACK CORONAVIRUS SPREAD

    Mar 29, 2020

    On Wednesday, it was announced a collection of mobile carriers in Europe will share customer location data with the European Commission to monitor the spread of the coronavirus. On Saturday, a report surfaced suggesting a similar program is being carried out in the United States, but in a slightly d...

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    FREE TECH HELP FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Mar 29, 2020

    The U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19 site offers a platform designed specifically to help state and local governments get tech help for managing pandemic response from volunteers. Started by three former U.S. deputy CTOs and a former Facebook executive, the site says it has more than 500 qualified...

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    U.S. AIRLINES TO DASH FOR CASH GRANTS, NOT LOANS, EVEN WITH POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT STAKE

    Mar 27, 2020

    U.S. airlines are preparing to tap the government for up to $25 billion in grants to cover payroll in a sharp travel downturn triggered by the coronavirus, even after the government warned it may take stakes in exchange for bailout funds, people familiar with the matter said. After the U.S. House of...

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    GOVERNMENT ENTITIES FACE AN EPROCUREMENT WAKE-UP CALL

    Mar 26, 2020

    The U.S. economy has never seen a clearer picture of the consequences of friction in government procurement practices than it is witnessing right now. Earlier this week, The Washington Post described the current state of medical supplies procurement as “chaos,” and despite a surge in pri...


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    EXCLUSIVE: U.S. PREPARES CRACKDOWN ON HUAWEI'S GLOBAL CHIP SUPPLY - SOURCES

    Mar 26, 2020

    Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China over coronavirus. The move comes as ties between Washington and Beiji...

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    WHITE HOUSE RELEASES NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR 5G SECURITY

    Mar 25, 2020

    The White House this week released its National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States to formally frame how the nation will safeguard fifth-generation wireless infrastructure at home and abroad. The 7-page policy document sets forth the president’s “vision for America to lead the de...

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    DEFENSE AGENCY RENEWS ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION FOR WORKERS’ HOME USE

    Mar 25, 2020

    As the coronavirus pandemic grows the ranks of teleworkers, the Defense Information Systems Agency is imploring Defense Department employees to take advantage of the agency re-upping its home-use antivirus program with vendor McAfee. “Recognizing a need, DISA and the DoD have renewed their ant...

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    APPLE, GOOGLE AND OTHERS PARTNER WITH AD COUNCIL AND US GOVT TO EXPAND CORONAVIRUS MESSAGING

    Mar 25, 2020

    Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are among the leading tech digital platforms to partner with the Ad Council and US government agencies to extend the reach and impact of Covid-19 response messaging. The platforms working with the White House, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and th...

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    WHITE HOUSE LAUNCHES SUPERCOMPUTING CONSORTIUM TO FIGHT COVID-19

    Mar 23, 2020

    The Trump administration unveiled a new initiative to help researchers worldwide harness a range of America’s most powerful high-performance supercomputing resources to deliberately accelerate new discoveries in the fight against COVID-19. Through the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consor...

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    WHITE HOUSE UPDATES CONTRACTING AND TECHNOLOGY GUIDANCE FOR FEDERAL AGENCIES

    Mar 22, 2020

    Over the weekend, the Trump administration published several memo of additional guidance for federal employees, contractors and agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Days after directing agencies and departments to offer “maximum telework flexibilities” for federal employees, th...

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