Do Trump Officials Plan To Break Centuries Of Precedent In Divvying Up Congress?

Iowa Public Radio | August 14, 2019

Recent statements by Census Bureau and Justice Department officials have raised the question of whether the Trump administration plans to diverge from more than two centuries of precedent in how the country's congressional seats and Electoral College votes are divvied up. Since the first U.S. census in 1790, the Constitution has called for a head count every 10 years of "persons" living in the U.S. to determine the number of congressional seats each state gets. Federal law requires the commerce secretary, who oversees the Census Bureau, to deliver those numbers by the end of a census year to the president, who must report them to Congress within a week after the start of its new session.

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The Charlotte Fire Department has the ability to run medical calls, respond to hazmat situations, and perform rescue work including dive recovery. Fire Station 38, located on Lake Wylie, is a specialized dive station with two boats. Their fire boat stays on the lake, while the pontoon boat is used as a dive platform and is mainly taken out of county to assist with water incidents.

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The Charlotte Fire Department has the ability to run medical calls, respond to hazmat situations, and perform rescue work including dive recovery. Fire Station 38, located on Lake Wylie, is a specialized dive station with two boats. Their fire boat stays on the lake, while the pontoon boat is used as a dive platform and is mainly taken out of county to assist with water incidents.

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Enveil Achieves AWS Government Competency Status

Enveil | March 03, 2022

Enveil, the pioneering Privacy Enhancing Technology company protecting Data in Use, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Government Competency status. This designation recognizes that Enveil has demonstrated experience in delivering quality solutions to government agencies for mission-critical workloads and applications on AWS that reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation. Achieving AWS Government Competency differentiates Enveil in the AWS Partner Network (APN) as a provider that possesses deep domain expertise. The company utilizes its experience in the National Security and Defense space to develop innovative Privacy Enhancing Technology-based solutions that leverage AWS. “We are proud to become an AWS Government Competency Partner and the validation it represents. Our team is committed to enabling Trusted Compute in Untrusted Locations® for our government customers, and the agility that AWS provides allows us to efficiently and effectively address mission-critical needs.” Ellison Anne Williams, Founder and CEO at Enveil AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise. Defining the transformative category of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs), Enveil’s ZeroReveal® solutions change the paradigm of how and where organizations can securely and privately leverage data assets. Enveil ZeroReveal® protects the content of the search, analytic, or machine learning model — and its corresponding results — to ensure a customer’s interest or intent are never revealed. Data can be securely shared between entities and across security boundaries, expanding data access and utility without the need to move or pool sensitive assets. About Enveil Enveil is a pioneering Privacy Enhancing Technology company protecting Data in Use. Enveil’s business-enabling and privacy-preserving capabilities change the paradigm of how and where organizations can leverage data to unlock value. Defining the transformative category of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs), Enveil’s award-winning ZeroReveal® solutions for secure data usage, collaboration, and monetization protect data while it's being used or processed. Customers can extract insights, cross-match, search, and analyze data assets at scale without ever revealing the content of the search itself, compromising the security or ownership of the underlying data, or exposing their interests and intent. A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer founded by U.S. Intelligence Community alumni, Enveil is deployed and operational today, revolutionizing data usage in the global marketplace.

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ClearInfo and Carahsoft Partner to Bring FIAR FUSION and C-CCARS Platforms to the Federal Government

ClearInfo | January 20, 2021

ClearInfo, an innovator in review readiness, business process automation, and records management services and arrangements, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that the ClearInfo FIAR FUSION and Customer-Content, Capture and Records Services (C-CCARS) stages are presently accessible to the Federal government through Carahsoft's NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V and the company's affiliate accomplices. ClearInfo FIAR FUSION The FIAR FUSION stage gives start to finish digitization and AI analytics for the Federal government's financial worth chains and is reason worked to help the Department of Defense (DoD) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) command. FIAR FUSION improves financial process cycles, framework controls, records and bits of knowledge, empowering agencies to become review prepared by joining financial transactions and documents across the financial life cycle. By implementing the FIAR FUSION platform solution, agency financial teams can expect the following outcomes: • Ensured KSD Audit Readiness: Keeps financial content connected, contained, accessible, consistently cataloged and retained in a FIAR-mandated DoD 5015.2 certified records management system. • Operational cost reductions and improved process cycles, insights and controls. • Improved customer and supplier communications. • Reduced storage costs of 30-50%. “A major financial audit challenge faced by the Department of Defense is the lack of documentation,” said Ray Chance, Chief Technology Officer at ClearInfo. “FIAR FUSION is the perfect solution to address this challenge. The platform eliminates financial content silos and brings transactional data and key supporting documents together throughout the entire process life cycle to create a single source of truth. Implementing FIAR FUSION improves financial management practices and moves the DoD toward a positive, clean and unmodified audit outcome.” ClearInfo C-CCARS The C-CCARS stage gives start to finish digitization, low-code business process automation, clever capture and records management services for Federal agencies. C-CCARS combines content and contextual information processing to empower agencies to meet the Office of Management and Budget M-19-21 electronic records management and advanced modernization objectives all the more efficiently. By implementing the C-CCARS platform solution, agency mission operations teams can expect the following outcomes: • Assured OMB M-19-21 compliance by mandated timeline of December 2022. • Time and cost savings by accelerating capture processes for agency electronic and physical records. • Enhanced compliance by keeping content contained, accessible, consistently cataloged and retained in a DoD 5015.2 Records Management certified system to meet mandate goals. • Increased productivity of knowledge workers through low-code, automated processes that ensure rapid and ready access to enterprise information assets. • Reduced costs for identifying, collecting and preserving electronically stored information. “By 2022, Federal agencies are required to manage all permanent records in an electronic format with appropriate metadata,” said Margaret Lawrence, Chief Records Management Specialist at ClearInfo. “C-CCARS is the perfect solution to address this challenge by giving agencies the contextual data ‘fuel’ they need to accelerate their business processes and meet OMB M-19-21 requirements.” “Carahsoft is proud to partner with ClearInfo to bring the FIAR FUSION and C-CCARS platforms to Federal agencies in need of tailored audit preparation and records management,” said Matt Rattigan, Director of Partnerships at Carahsoft. “ClearInfo has a proven understanding of the challenges facing agencies covered by the DoD FIAR and OMB mandates, and we look forward to working with them to deliver their purpose-built solutions to our joint customers and reseller partners to streamline the path to compliance.” Both FIAR FUSION and C-CCARS are facilitated on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), permitting Federal agencies looking to procure ClearInfo's specialized answers for influence these stages in a secure and versatile cloud climate. AWS GovCloud (US) is intended to address specific administrative and compliance necessities of U.S. government agencies at the Federal, state and local level, just as contractors and educational foundations that run touchy outstanding burdens in the cloud. Past the assurance programs applicable to all AWS Regions, the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions permit customers to cling to U.S. Worldwide Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), FedRAMP, and DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) Impact Levels 2, 4 and 5. About ClearInfo ClearInfo, is an innovative, results-driven IT Service Provider focused on delivering Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions to optimize the creation, capture, use and lifecycle of structured and unstructured information assets that enable our customer’s to meet their mission objectives. A member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, the ClearInfo team has created, delivered and supported EIM solutions resulting in successful programs for over 25 years.

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Intel to Collaborate with Microsoft on Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Program

Intel | March 09, 2021

What’s New: Intel today announced that it has signed a concurrence with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to act in its Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program. The program intends to build up a gas pedal for completely homomorphic encryption (FHE). Microsoft is the key cloud biological system and homomorphic encryption accomplice driving the business selection of the innovation once created by testing it in its cloud contributions, including Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft JEDI cloud, with the U.S. government. The multiyear program addresses a cross-collaboration across different Intel gatherings, including Intel Labs, the Design Engineering Group and the Data Platforms Group, to handle "the last outskirts" in data security, which is registering on completely encoded data without admittance to decoding keys. “Fully homomorphic encryption remains the holy grail in the quest to keep data secure while in use. Despite strong advances in trusted execution environments and other confidential computing technologies to protect data while at rest and in transit, data is unencrypted during computation, opening the possibility of potential attacks at this stage. This frequently inhibits our ability to fully share and extract the maximum value out of data. We are pleased to be chosen as a technology partner by DARPA and look forward to working with them as well as Microsoft to advance this next chapter in confidential computing and unlock the promise of fully homomorphic encryption for all.” – Rosario Cammarota, principal engineer, Intel Labs, and principal investigator, DARPA DPRIVE program Why It Matters: Ensuring the privacy of basic data — regardless of whether individual data or corporate intellectual property — is of key significance to organizations. Today, many depend on an assortment of data encryption strategies to secure data while it is on the way, being used and very still. Notwithstanding, these methods necessitate that data be unscrambled for preparing. It is during this decoded express that data can turn out to be more powerless for abuse. Completely homomorphic encryption empowers clients to register on consistently scrambled data, or cryptograms. The data never should be unscrambled, lessening the potential for cyberthreats. FHE, when actualized at scale, would empower associations to utilize methods, for example, AI, to separate full an incentive from enormous datasets while ensuring data classification across the data's life cycle. Clients across businesses like medical care, protection and money would profit by new uses made conceivable by having the option to utilize and separate an incentive from delicate data to its fullest degree without danger of openness. About Democratizing Adoption of Fully Homomorphic Encryption: FHE selection in the business has been moderate since preparing data utilizing completely homomorphic encryption techniques on cryptograms is data concentrated and brings about a gigantic "execution charge" in any event, for straightforward tasks. Under the DARPA DPRIVE program, Intel plans to plan an application-explicit coordinated circuit (ASIC) gas pedal to decrease the exhibition overhead as of now connected with completely homomorphic encryption. At the point when completely understood, the gas pedal could convey an enormous improvement in executing FHE responsibilities over existing CPU-driven frameworks, possibly lessening cryptograms' handling time by five significant degrees. With its mastery in cloud framework, programming stacks and completely homomorphic encryption, Microsoft will be a basic accomplice in speeding up the commercialization of this innovation when prepared, empowering free data sharing and coordinated effort while advancing protection all through the data life cycle. “We are pleased to bring our expertise in cloud computing and homomorphic encryption to the DARPA DPRIVE program, collaborating with Intel to advance this transformative technology when ready into commercial usages that will help our customers close the last-mile gap in data confidentiality —– keeping data fully secure and private, whether in storage, transit or use,” said Dr. William Chappell, chief technology officer, Azure Global, and vice president, Mission Systems, Microsoft. What’s Next: The multiyear DARPA DPRIVE program will traverse a few stages beginning with the plan, advancement and check of essential IP hinders that will be incorporated into a framework on-chip and a full programming stack. All through the undertaking, Intel will survey progress against pre-set up execution focuses on man-made consciousness preparing and derivation responsibilities utilizing homomorphically scrambled data at scale.1 Beyond the advancement of the center innovations required for the plan of the gas pedal, Intel and Microsoft will work with worldwide principles bodies to create global norms for FHE. Intel will likewise keep on putting resources into continuous scholastic examination in the field. About Intel Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.

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