Trump Administration Issues Guidelines to 'Revolutionize' Private Sector Role in Veterans Health Care

Government Executive | January 30, 2019

Trump Administration Issues Guidelines to 'Revolutionize' Private Sector Role in Veterans Health Care
The Trump administration has released new standards to give veterans access to private sector health care on the government’s dime, issuing guidelines that will expand the role of private providers in caring for former military personnel. Veterans living more than a 30-minute drive on average from the nearest Veterans Affairs Department facility can use a pre-approved network of private providers for services such as primary care, mental health, and non-institutional extended care. For specialized care, veterans must live outside of a one-hour drive from the nearest VA facility. The new standards were required by an overhaul of VA health care signed into law last year known as the Mission Act, which consolidated existing private care programs and aimed to make it easier for more veterans to access those providers.

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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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Guidehouse Insights Finds Emerging Hydrogen Applications Coupled with Government Policy Instruments Can Stimulate Demand and Unlock Economies of Scale

Guidehouse Insights | January 13, 2022

A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines emerging hydrogen end-use candidates that are expected to become mainstays in the future and provides recommendations for industry stakeholders, regulators, and governments. Hydrogen is expected to play a critical role in large-scale decarbonization, however the cost of production from low carbon energy sources can be prohibitive. Governments have developed roadmaps, policies, and subsidies to reduce costs. Yet, scaling the hydrogen economy is expected to also require measures to increase demand. According to a new report from Guidehouse Insights, emerging hydrogen applications coupled with government policy instruments to stimulate demand can support scaling of the hydrogen economy. "Hydrogen integration is constrained by its alignment with customer preferences and conveniences. Unlocking sustained economies of scale for hydrogen requires a step change in its demand." Shan Chakraborty, senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights According to the report, stakeholders must not only focus on key sectors for hydrogen innovation, but also mitigate risk to procure investment in the hydrogen infrastructure. These measures must be coupled with government policies applicable to the supply chain. The report, Emerging Hydrogen End Uses, explains emerging hydrogen end-use candidates that are expected to become mainstays in the future. These applications, coupled with government policy instruments, have the potential to unlock more projects and to support scaling the hydrogen economy. An executive summary of the report is available for free download on the Guidehouse Insights website. About Guidehouse Insights Guidehouse Insights, the dedicated market intelligence arm of Guidehouse, provides research, data, and benchmarking services for today's rapidly changing and highly regulated industries. Our insights are built on in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research, and demand assessment, paired with a deep examination of technology trends, to provide a comprehensive view of emerging resilient infrastructure systems. Additional information about Guidehouse Insights can be found at www.guidehouseinsights.com. About Guidehouse Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

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The Semiconductor Industry Association and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Releases a Preview of Their Upcoming Decadal Plan for Semiconductors

SIA | October 19, 2020

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) released a preview of their upcoming “Decadal Plan for Semiconductors,” a report outlining chip research and funding priorities over the next decade that will help strengthen U.S. semiconductor technology and spur growth in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced wireless communications. The Decadal Plan, developed with contributions from a broad cross-section of leaders in academia, government, and industry, identifies five “seismic shifts” shaping the future of chip technology and calls for an annual $3.4 billion federal investment over the next decade to fund semiconductor R&D across these five areas.

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This chapter describes information that a school must disclose to the public and report to the Department. This is information about: financial aid; the school’s campus, facilities, student athletes, and gainful employment programs; as well as campus security and fire safety, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and programs about them. The chapter also discusses counseling for students receiving FSA loans and disclosures that must be made for private education loans. Additonal disclosure requirements that are specific to disbursements of FSA loans are described in Volume 4.