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White House Strategy Names 20 Emerging Technologies Crucial to National Security

As part of the strategy, the administration is encouraging government agencies to research, develop and buy more emerging technologies.

AI Commission Recommends Powerful CTOs to Prep for Great Power Competition

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence offers 66 recommendations for out-innovating China.

Why Women Can’t Want

Kamala Harris and the politics of female ambition.

White House Launches Single Site for the Government’s Quantum-Focused Activities

It accompanies the release of a new report highlighting key areas to focus quantum research.

'Nobody Knows What's Going On': Census Workers Decry Chaos as Trump Administration Challenges Court Order

Census enumerators say they have received inconsistent messages and workloads in recent days despite court order to keep count going.

Despite President’s Comments, Transition Efforts Required By Law Are Underway

The Trump administration so far has met all of its requirements to prepare for the transition to a second term or a new president.

Here Are the Major Differences Between Trump and Biden on Tech Issues

President Trump favors reducing government hurdles to usher in technology while rival Joe Biden favors an active government role in partnering with industry, according to a report.

U.S., Greece Formally Agree to Collaborate on Science and Technology

The nations hope to promote research and development activities across their collective agencies, universities, institutions, and private sector businesses.

Watchdog Highlights Need for Better Cyber Coordination Across Government

A pair of reports point to confusion about the State Department’s new cyber bureau and the vacuum left behind by the eliminated White House cyber coordinator position.

FERC Asks Energy Sector to Report Huawei, ZTE Usage

Amid fears over having to replace equipment, Energy official noted no set timeline for implementing next steps on a related executive order.

Agencies Should Consider the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Officials pushed agencies to examine the trade-offs—both positive and negative—as they adopt emerging technologies. 

Trump Administration Appeals Block on Census Immigration Plan

Experts have been skeptical about the feasibility of the plan to identify people living here illegally.

Steering Committee Named for NIST’s Quantum-Focused, Public-Private Consortium 

The announcement also follows the group’s establishment of a new, more formal membership structure.

OMB Starts Clock on Agencies Implementing Policies to Welcome Public Security Research

CISA also released a binding operational directive and will start scanning government systems for the policies when time is up in six months.

A New Era of Coronavirus Testing Is About to Begin

A newly authorized test promises to double America’s monthly testing capacity, thanks in part to a huge purchase by the Trump administration. Can the test deliver?