Lamar Johnson

MeriTalk

Lamar Johnson is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.

The 107 conferees assigned to hash out the differences between the House and Senate-passed semiconductor manufacturing, innovation, and competition bills met for the first time May 12 to officially kick off the conferencing process and begin to stake out their priorities for the final bill.

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The House of Representatives approved a pair of bills May 10 to bolster Federal cybersecurity by creating a Federal cybersecurity rotational workforce program and developing a training program for Federal officials with supply chain risk management responsibilities.

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As the Federal government and Department of Defense look to find creative solutions to problems, creators will need to emphasize getting accurate nonbiased data and understanding the user experience (UX) of their product if they look to create something that is both useful and used, the Chief Data Officer for United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) said.

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AI

The General Service Administration’s (GSA) Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AI CoE) has launched an Applied AI Challenge that seeks to bring forth industry solutions for AI technologies, the AI CoE announced. The challenge aims to find solutions to aid citizen service delivery in areas of natural language processing engines, unified platforms, computer vision engines, and general AI functions.

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Pipeline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a zero trust planning guide May 6 for Federal administrators that provides an overview of how the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) can be used to develop and implement a zero trust architecture (ZTA).

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Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation has appointed Chris Mendoza to serve as associate chief information officer (CIO) for Infrastructure and Operations, according to Mendoza’s LinkedIn.

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Lamar Johnson
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