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The Technology Policy Institute, a think tank focusing on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation, announced Friday that David Fish is TPI’s new vice president for communications and external relations. […]

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The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX organization has issued a solicitation for an “innovative adaptation of a commercially available development-to-operations (DevOps) platform-as-a-service (PaaS).”






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Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor director of its CyLab organization, which functions as a research institute focusing on security and privacy issues including ransomware attacks, network security, and cyber autonomy, among others.






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The Department of Transportation (DoT) is seeking research from companies and universities in the Arlington, Va., area to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications for the use of autonomous drones.






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The MITRE Corporation is offering a Systems Engineering Fellowship which will allow participants to collaborate with MITRE employees, government staff, and contractors on next-generation systems.






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The Department of Defense will expand the mission of active-duty troops at the U.S. southern border to include mobile surveillance and detection activities, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to a Monday news release.






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The partial Federal government shutdown continued its record-setting pace today as negotiations between the White House and Congress remained stalled and Mother Nature had a hand in preventing activity on Capitol Hill from progressing further.






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In a letter on Friday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Democratic leadership on the House Energy and Commerce Committee called for an emergency briefing from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to explain why the Commission “has yet to end wireless carriers’ unauthorized disclosure of consumers’ real-time location data and what actions the FCC has taken to address this issue to date.”






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While the Federal IT community is eager to embrace the benefits of cloud services, agency leaders are working to balance the transition to cloud with Federal policies and maintaining continuous operations, deputy CIOs from the Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told the crowd at CES-Government on Friday in Las Vegas.






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A multi-cloud environment offers Federal agencies the advantages of high resiliency combined with the agility to adapt quickly to changing mission and technology requirements. But if migrating workloads to one cloud environment expands the attack surface, imagine how multiple clouds can extend the attack surface even more.






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The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2019, spearheaded by Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Will Hurd, R-Texas, was added to the list of bills up for consideration this week late Friday evening. Rep. Kelly’s office confirmed to MeriTalk that the bill was on the House’s docket, but said given the snow that blanketed D.C. this weekend, things may shift around. MeriTalk previously reported that Rep. Kelly’s office believed that the legislation would be shelved until after the government reopened, but things appear to have shifted later in the day on Friday to move the legislation back on to the schedule.






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President Trump held off today on his threat to declare a national emergency to get border wall funding, and the House of Representatives passed another separate funding bill to reopen the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Forest Service, with little chance that measure will receive Senate or White House approval.






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In response to the Department of Commerce exploring new export restrictions for emerging technology, industry organizations stressed that export controls should be narrowly tailored to national security concerns, and not used to accomplish trade policy.






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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has named Vicki Hildebrand CIO; she was CIO at the Department of Transportation before leaving the agency last week.






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