Taiwan's TSMC to build Arizona chip plant as U.S.-China tech rivalry escalates

TSMC | May 15, 2020

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the biggest contract chipmaker, said it plans to build a $12 billion factory in Arizona in an apparent win for the Trump administration’s efforts to wrestle global tech supply chains back from China. The plan, which will create over 1,600 jobs, comes as U.S. President Donald Trump steps up criticism of Chinese trade practices and Beijing’s handling of the novel coronavirus ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.

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Credo AI Announces the World's First Responsible AI Governance Platform

Credo AI | April 27, 2022

Credo AI, the company behind the world's first comprehensive and contextual governance solution for AI, announced the availability of its Responsible AI Platform, a SaaS-product that empowers organizations with tools to standardize and scale their approach to Responsible AI. While standards, benchmarks, and clear regulatory regulations are still emerging, many organizations are struggling to put their AI principles into practice and determine what "good" looks like for their AI systems. Credo AI's Responsible AI platform helps companies operationalize Responsible AI by providing context-driven AI risk and compliance assessment wherever they are in their AI journey. Credo AI helps cross-functional teams align on Responsible AI requirements for fairness, performance, transparency, privacy, security and more based on business and regulatory context by selecting from out-of-the-box, use-case-driven Policy guardrails. Moreover, the platform makes it easy for teams to evaluate whether their AI use cases are meeting those requirements through technical assessments of ML models, datasets and interrogation of development processes. The platform, which was built on cross-industry learnings in both regulated and unregulated spaces, is complemented by Credo AI Lens, Credo AI's open source assessment framework that makes comprehensive Responsible AI assessment more structured and interpretable for organizations of all sizes. The release of Credo AI's Responsible AI Platform also includes the following features: Seamless assessment integrations: Credo AI ingests programmatic model and dataset assessments from Credo AI Lens and automatically translates them into risk scores across identified AI risk areas such as fairness, performance, privacy, and security Multi-stakeholder alignment: Credo AI brings together product, data science, and oversight teams to align on the right governance requirements based on business and regulatory context Tunable risk-based oversight: Credo AI allows teams to fine-tune the level of human-in-the-loop governance needed based on the use case risk level Out-of-the-Box Regulatory readiness: Credo AI provides gap analysis across out-of-the-box guardrails that operationalize industry standards, as well as existing and upcoming regulations Assurance and attestation: Credo AI serves as a central repository for governance evidence automates creation of critical governance artifacts, including audit trails of decision provenance, Model and AI Use Case Cards, and attested AI risk and compliance reports AI Vendor Risk Management: Credo AI also makes it easy for organizations to assess the AI risk and compliance of third party AI/ML products and models via a dedicated vendor risk assessment portal Credo AI aims to be a sherpa for enterprises in their Responsible AI initiatives to bring oversight and accountability to Artificial intelligence, and define what good looks like for their AI framework. We've pioneered a context-centric, comprehensive, and continuous solution to deliver Responsible AI. Enterprises must align on Responsible AI requirements across diverse stakeholders in technology and oversight functions, and take deliberate steps to demonstrate action on those goals and take responsibility for the outcomes." Navrina Singh, founder and CEO of Credo AI Multiple AI government regulations are on the horizon, including the European Union's Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), and New York City's bill that states that AI employment decision tools need to be audited for bias before January 1, 2023. Organizations need to responsibly leverage or build their AI governance framework in anticipation of these and other evolving government regulations. To date, AI Governance has been manual, unscalable, and incapable of providing the oversight needed to prevent AI from behaving in unintended ways. This leaves enterprises exposed to extreme risk and operational overhead, creating a desire for a new solution. Credo AI's Responsible AI Platform is the first AI Governance platform that creates accountability structures throughout the AI lifecycle, from data acquisition to model deployment. With Credo AI, governance enables organizations to deploy AI systems faster while managing risk exposure. Credo AI Lens Credo AI Lens is an open-source Responsible AI (RAI) assessment framework. It provides a single entrypoint to a curated ecosystem of assessments developed by Credo AI and the broader open-source community. Lens covers diverse AI risk areas including fairness, security, performance, transparency and others, which can be assessed on many model and dataset types. In addition, Lens is extensible, and easily augmented with custom modules derived from other tools or proprietary code. By standardizing AI assessment, Lens makes it easy for ML practitioners to integrate RAI assessment of models and datasets into their existing workflow, and accelerates the time to productionize new solutions. When paired with the Responsible AI governance platform, Lens assessments are translated into an actionable form understandable by diverse stakeholders, making the development of AI systems a more collaborative process. With Credo AI, organizations are able to better understand and troubleshoot potential governance blindspots within their AI applications, ML models, dataset, and processes. Existing customers have access to the available version and full list of features of Credo AI Responsible AI Governance. About Credo AI Founded in 2020, Credo AI is a venture-backed company on a mission to empower organizations to deliver Responsible AI (RAI) at scale. Credo AI brings context-driven governance and risk assessment to ensure compliant, fair, transparent and auditable development and use of AI. Credo AI's Intelligent SaaS platform empowers enterprises to measure, monitor and manage AI introduced risks at scale. Credo AI enables organizations to create AI with the highest ethical standards, so that they are able to capture its tremendous benefits while mitigating unintended negative consequences. Credo AI customers include one of the largest cloud providers, a Fortune 500 Global financial services and one of the largest defense contractors among other Global 2000s.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

2022 Federal 100 Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees to be Announced

Government Executive Media Group | April 29, 2022

On May 12, FCW and GovExec will host the Evening of Honors and present the 2022 Federal 100 Award Winners and Government Hall of Fame Inductees. Taking place at the National Cathedral, this special evening is a celebration of the public sector and those that have shown their dedication to it. The event will honor the current and former officials and industry stakeholders who have made historic achievements and advances across our government. The Federal 100 Awards are presented to the 100 women and men who personify what's possible in how the federal government acquires, develops, and manages IT. As with previous years, this year's Federal 100 winners include an outstanding mix of individuals from civilian and defense agencies, the intelligence community, the legislative branch, and the private sector. Each of these individuals has their own story about what they have given to the public sector and helps to demonstrate the range of important work being done throughout our communities. The Government Hall of Fame celebrates distinguished civil servants who have demonstrated sustained achievement and unparalleled dedication to public service throughout their careers. This high honor is designed for those who have reached a pinnacle of success during their careers in civil service and those who have made historic progress in changing government for the better, and whose influence will live on for generations. Each year the new class of inductees is added to this group's elite membership amongst previous winners. Inductees for the Hall of Fame will be announced on March 10th, 2022. This year is going to be like no other. I'm that we are merging these two influential events into one night of honoring exceptional individuals. Choosing winners and inductees from a pool of so many qualified candidates is a challenging task, but our judges selected an outstanding sale of honorees. It's a privilege to be able to help showcase such outstanding work in the government community." Troy K. Schneider, GovExec's President for Content Brands Detailed winner profiles will be featured on FCW.com in early May, and will appear in the April/May issue of FCW magazine, which will be distributed first at the Evening of Honors on May 12, 2022. About GovExec As the market-leading information platform, for over fifty years GovExec has empowered the government ecosystem to engage and support government leaders as they work to achieve their missions across federal, defense, and state and local agencies. All powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, GovExec's platform services are three-fold—data that informs, media that connects, and marketing services that activate. Reaching 3.3 million government influencers each month, GovExec's brand and platform portfolio includes Government Executive, GovTribe, Market Connections, Nextgov, Public Sector 360, Government Contracting Institute, Government Marketing University, Defense One, Forecast International, Military Periscope, The Atlas for Cities, Route Fifty, City & State New York, City & State Pennsylvania, News Service of Florida, Professional Development Academy, and a strategic investment in Power Almanac. About FCW FCW's editorial mission is to provide federal technology executives with the information, insights, and strategies necessary to successfully navigate the complex world of federal business. By providing federal technology executives with the "who" and "what" they need to know to get things done, FCW delivers access to a powerful, hard-to-reach audience that controls the $112B technology purchasing in the federal government.

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Trimble Announces FedRAMP In Process Status for e-Builder Enterprise Government Edition

Trimble Construction | February 24, 2022

Trimble announced today that e-Builder Enterprise Government Edition, a leading cloud-based construction program management solution for owners of capital improvement programs, has achieved FedRAMP In Process status. U.S. federal agencies now have an industry-trusted construction project and program management system available to help safely streamline their infrastructure projects and create valuable efficiencies. The advancement from FedRAMP Ready status to FedRAMP In Process is due to the establishment of the U.S. Department of Energy as an authorizing partner. Available on the FedRAMP Marketplace, the e-Builder Enterprise Government Edition is an advanced digital construction management system with built-in, federally-approved levels of security controls and compliance features not offered by public clouds. Agencies have been limited in improving their project management performance because of the lack of FedRAMP construction management system options. Now, with e-Builder Enterprise Government Edition, agencies can partner with an industry-leading solution that many of their peers outside of the federal sector have relied on for over 25 years for tracking allocation of funds, real-time project-status updates, cost controls, document management and stringent data security for their capital improvement programs. "A FedRAMP In Process designation is a major accomplishment for both Trimble and federal builders. Achieving this through a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and their reputation as a technology leader in the federal space is an even greater accomplishment. In addition, we will be able to provide e-Builder Enterprise Government Edition on a larger scale as we move into a new era of infrastructure modernization." Greg Blackman, general manager, Trimble's Program and Project Management Division FedRAMP is a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for federal government-authorized cloud products and service programs at the low, moderate and high-risk impact levels. The FedRAMP program addresses the security of commercial cloud service providers and helps government officials manage risk in a cloud-based environment. About Trimble Construction Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble's innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble's Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver each project with confidence. About Trimble Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Red River Names Industry Veteran Brian Roach as Chief Executive Officer

Red River | May 21, 2022

Red River, a technology transformation company serving government and enterprise customers, announced that Brian Roach has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31. Roach joins Red River from SAP North America, where he led the Regulated Industries practice in the United States. He oversaw the business’ strategy, operations, and customer relationships, partnering with federal, state, and local governments, as well as organizations in the higher education, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and utilities industries. “Brian is ideally suited to lead Red River into the future. He is an accomplished industry veteran with a deep understanding of our clients and markets. He also has a strong track record of building partnerships and bringing people together. This combination of experience and leadership is just what Red River needs in its next chapter of expanded growth.” Nana Banerjee,Red River Chairman Prior to SAP, Roach spent six years with Juniper Networks, where he led the National Government business unit, selling and delivering high-performance networking and security systems to U.S. government agencies. He has also had leadership roles at Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Unisys during his more than 20-year career. “This is an exciting time to join Red River,” said Roach. “Technology integration and modernization has never been more critical to organizations and Red River’s unique ability to combine cutting-edge solutions with unmatched engineering expertise has made it a distinct leader. I look forward to working with this talented team and our ecosystem of partners to deliver solutions tailored to customers across all segments.” Red River is a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, a global leader in alternative investing. “Red River continues to meet the evolving needs of government agencies and businesses with its market-leading capabilities,” said Michael Sanford, Cerberus Senior Managing Director. “With the company’s exciting growth trajectory, it’s great to welcome Brian to this strong management team as Red River builds on its more than 25 years of leadership.” About Red River Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government in ways previously unattainable. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, bringing more than 25 years of experience and mission-critical expertise in security, networking, data center, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions.

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