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Guidance on Federal AI Regulations Coming Shortly, Federal CTO Says

Current and former government tech leaders also stressed the need for high-level standards to ensure the global AI industry grows in line with democratic values

Trump’s Top Acquisition Official Outlines Priorities

Michael Wooten, the new administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, wants contracting professionals to meet 21st-century tech challenges head-on.

Trump Administration Seeks to Quash Lawsuit Over OPM Hack

Government says feds are not entitled to damages as hackers intended to use the personal information they gathered for spying, not identity theft or fraud. 

White House Launches New Committee to Advise on Quantum Efforts

It’s all part of a continuing initiative to sustain American leadership in the quantum space.

The Trump Administration’s Plan to Usher in ‘Second Bold Era’ of Science and Technology

The administration’s lead budget and science policy shops released an outline of funding priorities to maintain America’s competitiveness through research and development of new technologies.

GSA Hits First Deadline On New Federal Identity Management Policy

The agency was tasked with creating a catalog of identity, credential and access management options within three months of a memo issued by OMB.

Agencies Faced 31,000 Cyber Incidents Last Year, But Gave Up No Major Breaches

The total number of incidents the government experienced last year dropped 12% from 2017, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Cloud Smarter

A deep dive into the White House’s finalized cloud computing guidance for federal agencies. 

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Industry Group Asks U.S. CTO and FAA Administrator to Focus on Large Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations for small drone flights but has yet to take up unmanned systems over 55 pounds.

NIST Lays Out Roadmap for Developing Artificial Intelligence Standards

The plan is meant to help federal leaders roll out standards that reduce the potential risks of AI without stifling innovation. 

Trump Ousts Would-Be Acting Spy Chief

Deputy DNI Susan Gordon was statutorily required to be elevated after DNI Coats resigned in July.

The Trump Administration Finally Has a Top Procurement Administrator

Innovation, cost efficiency, cybersecurity protections, small business partnerships and category management are all on Michael Wooten’s agenda.

Why Trump Cares About the Pentagon’s Mega-Cloud — and Why That Terrifies Those Who Want It

Breaking up the $10 billion JEDI network project will hurt the U.S. military’s effort to speed data to troops, its fans argue.

The Government’s Artificial Intelligence Reality

Agencies are laying the foundations now for their future AI plans.