U.S. Government and Nuclear Energy Industry Response to the Fukushima Accident

The 2011 accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station had a profound impact on nuclear power operators worldwide. The policy discussion on nuclear energy changed from the benefits of this clean energy technology to safety and security issues that, informed by decades of safe operation, had been largely resolved in the minds of the public. Within one week of the Fukushima accident, operators at U.S. reactors were reviewing systems and components to ensure that the designed features and measures could mitigate the effects of a seismic event, flood or complete loss of AC power. The U.S. nuclear industry has pooled resources to ensure the lessons from Japan are systematically gathered, analyzed and implemented. This process has already identified near-term enhancements that will add further to the margin of safety.

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City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco. The City & County of San Francisco employs more than 28,000 individuals in a diverse array of services such as maintaining city streets and parks, driving buses and cable cars, providing public health services, keeping the streets safe and firefighting.

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Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Organization Design Principles and Recommendations

whitePaper | January 21, 2020

When America’s Founders wrote the Constitution, they laid out a clear vision for the United States Government: to establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. Moreover, they established Executive Branch organizations and structures to deliver on the Federal mission in ways appropriate to America’s needs at the time. Over successive generations, our Federal Government has evolved by expanding in scope and complexity to try to meet Americans’ needs. However, the organizational structures that underpin the Executive Branch have not always kept pace.

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Cross Government AI Adoption Review: Final Report

whitePaper | December 2, 2019

The Autumn 2018 Budget commits HM Government to review how it can use Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and data in new ways to drive public sector productivity and wider economic benefits.

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Government Requests for Cloud Customer Data

whitePaper | February 12, 2022

At Google, we know that transparency plays a critical role in earning and maintaining customer trust. That is why Google Cloud has taken steps to develop industry-leading product capabilities that enhance the control that our customers have over their data, and that give customers visibility into when and how their data is accessed. We think it is important to be clear at the outset about where we stand: our customers own their data and have the right to control access to it. Like other technology and communication companies, Google receives requests from governments and courts around the world for customer information, including requests for Google Cloud customer information. Google Cloud has developed a transparent, fair, and thorough process that meets international best practices when it comes to data access requests from law enforcement agencies and governments. Google provides a response on a case-by-case basis, taking into account different circumstances and informed by legal requirements, customer agreements, and privacy policies. We are committed to protecting privacy while also complying with applicable laws.

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Funding the Global Benefits to Biopharmaceutical Innovation

whitePaper | February 12, 2020

Both the U.S. Government and biopharmaceutical industry have been central engines for developing new medical treatments and cures, thereby lowering the effective price of better health for patients worldwide. The sector has done so by being both the world leader in these biopharmaceutical cures and treatments as well as the source of the returns that are required to fund new medical R&D investments.

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The California DMV's Digital Leap Forward - Accelerating Government Digital Transformation through Automation

whitePaper | May 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how government operates and delivers services to constituents. In the spring of 2020, government found itself with a remote workforce, closed field offices, mounting backlogs, outdated manual processes and increasingly strained legacy IT solutions. The impact of the pandemic revealed a divide between legacy and cutting-edge technology solutions, amplifying a critical need to accelerate digital transformation in government.

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Cybersecurity Modernization - Transform Government While Controlling Business Risk

whitePaper | December 17, 2019

Moving systems to the cloud, introducing mobile devices into the workforce, investing in smart city projects and undergoing other modernization efforts can introduce risk if agencies can't sufficiently protect their data. According to a recent survey, 92 percent of government respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology within the year, yet 96 percent consider themselves "vulnerable."

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City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco. The City & County of San Francisco employs more than 28,000 individuals in a diverse array of services such as maintaining city streets and parks, driving buses and cable cars, providing public health services, keeping the streets safe and firefighting.

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