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Brandi Vincent

Staff Correspondent

Brandi Vincent
Brandi Vincent reports on the federal government's use of and policies for emerging technologies—including but not limited to supercomputing, artificial intelligence, biometrics, and the internet of things. Before joining Nextgov, Brandi helped create news for millennials at Snapchat and mixed media at NBC News. She grew up in south Louisiana and received a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Emerging Tech

HHS Makes Strategic Moves to Achieve Ultimate ‘Artificial Intelligence Ambition’

The department’s chief AI officer shed light on what went into a new guiding document—and what’s next.

CIO Briefing

Agencies Name Additional Biden Appointees with Tech Expertise

Federal departments continue to roll out their rosters of officials tapped by the new administration.

CIO Briefing

How NARA’s Preserving More Than 20 Terabytes of Trump Social Media Data

Those are among 500 terabytes of records from the former president that the agency’s curating.

Emerging Tech

New Session Sparks New Priorities for Senate AI Caucus

After steering several AI policies in 2020, the nascent group is embarking on a new agenda.

CIO Briefing

As Biden Signs On, Trump Appointees Share Social Media Sign-Offs

Posts highlighting the former and present administrations’ moves spanned online platforms Wednesday.

Emerging Tech

Air Force, Korean Partners Unveil Plan to Co-Fund ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Research

The aim is to promote international collaboration and push forward new and needed technological developments.

Emerging Tech

HHS Names First Ever Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

It marks the agency’s recognition of the emerging technology’s importance.

Data

Synthetic Data Engine to Support NIH’s COVID-19 Research-Driving Effort

It’s all part of a new partnership the agency is embarking on with Syntegra, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Emerging Tech

White House Launches ‘Central Hub’ for Artificial Intelligence Research and Policymaking

The establishment of the new office is in accordance with the recently passed defense authorization act.

Emerging Tech

NTIA, Pentagon Move to Tackle 5G Interoperability Complexities

The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.”

CIO Briefing

Twitter, Facebook Temporarily Block Trump’s Accounts

Tech executives also called for Congress to move forward with certifying the election.

Emerging Tech

Inside the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Contemporary Quantum Pursuits

The early quantum adopter is making strategic moves to develop on-the-rise capabilities—and manage the hype around them.

Data

State Selects First Permanent Chief Data Officer

Matthew Graviss previously served as USCIS’ first CDO and will report to Janice deGarmo, who was recently promoted at State.

Emerging Tech

How Supercomputing and Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight COVID-19

Years of basic research and speedy, strategic coordination helped to catalyze new and needed treatments.

Emerging Tech

Army Research Lab Announces Acquisition of Two New Supercomputers

They’re named Jean and Kay to celebrate the legacies of two computing pioneers.

Emerging Tech

FAA Unveils Final Drone Rules for Remote ID, Nighttime Flights and Operations Over Humans

Unmanned aircraft systems will have to broadcast their “digital license plates” to legally zip around most places in the future. 

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Targets Emerging Smart Technologies to Pilot in 2021

Companies are invited to apply to present relevant products during a solutions meeting next spring.