We see lots of moves to IT modernization in motion–but how does it all come together? The White House wants to tie those into a broader program, creating a new ecosystem to fuel government-wide modernization efforts.






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The White House American Technology Council IT modernization report, released Aug. 30, emphasizes the need for updated IT infrastructure and shared services. The ATC said that the Federal government should invest in two to three cloud platforms to support all of the agencies.






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Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., wrote a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to appoint qualified experts to the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy. Trump hasn’t appointed a science adviser, director for the OSTP, or a chief technology officer.






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The White House is holding an Electric Vehicle Datathon on Nov. 29 for experts to discuss how data can help deploy EV charging stations and how data collection and curation can help improve electric vehicles.






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The White House asked for student input and received more than 2,500 ideas about STEM education from students across the United States. Eleven students were invited to the White House to share their ideas.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the creation of the Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution initiative, which will work to use small satellites for innovation and exploration.






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The White House released a report on artificial intelligence (AI) and a National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan on Wednesday that address the state of AI and the progress that will be made.






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