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Federal workforce AI training bill lands on president’s desk
The AI Training for the Acquisition Workforce Act would require acquisition officials involved with AI procurement to receive instruction.
NIST targeting early 2023 launch of new AI risk management framework
The evolving document will be the basis for additional guidance, standards, measures and tools to help agencies and industry evaluate AI use cases.
NASA Johnson Space Center tech chief: agency focused on working with industry to spur innovation
Nick Skytland highlights the approach his team takes to procuring sophisticated leading-edge technology and says this is being similarly applied to IT acquisition.
DOL emerging tech chief says engaging staff, identifying pain points key to process automation
Sammies emerging leader award-winner Krista Kinnard discusses best practices for using technology to streamline back-office processes at federal agencies.
President’s science and tech advisors recommend launch of $500M fund for semiconductor startups
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology say such a fund would boost innovation by supporting chip manufacturers during the most vulnerable stages of company development.
Google Public Sector CEO: open-source chips likely to be ‘hundreds of times’ cheaper for researchers
Will Grannis tells FedScoop that projects like a recent agreement between Google and NIST to produce open-source chips will improve cybersecurity by encouraging researchers to become more involved in the hardware design process.
NIST and Google sign agreement to produce open-source chips
Google will finance an initial production run of the new chips, which will be manufactured by Skywater Technology in Bloomington, Minnesota.
White House proposes biotech specialist as inaugural ARPA-H director
Renee Wegrzyn will be tasked with shaping ARPA-H‘s research portfolio to develop biomedical innovations preventing, detecting and treating diseases including cancer.
DOJ agrees to prevent AlphaDetective AI software from falling into foreign adversaries’ hands
The AI-enabled software allows law enforcement to identify opioid traffickers on the dark web.
NSA sets 2035 deadline for adoption of post-quantum cryptography across national security systems
The intelligence agency expects traditional networking equipment to comply with the new standards by 2030.