AI

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a new blueprint today for an “AI Bill of Rights” to help guide organizations on the development and deployment of artificial intelligence, in an effort to help protect the rights of Americans in the age of AI.

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The Biden-Harris Administration announced today a list of actions it is taking to deliver funding and other resources help development of small businesses in underserved communities, including $100 million in new technical assistance grants.

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Customer experience CX-min

Four Federal government officials talked this week about how they’ve been working to implement the customer experience executive order issued by the Biden administration late last year that aims to put citizens at the center of better government service delivery.

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semiconductor

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is recommending the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) create a $500 million investment fund for semiconductor startups, according to its September report.

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White House

Lizzy Ragan has been appointed to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) by the President’s Commission of White House Fellows for the 2022-2023 class, according to a press release published on Sept. 14.

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White House

The Biden-Harris administration last week appointed six policy leaders to the newly established CHIPS for America offices – which are housed within the White House and the Department of Commerce (DoC) – to lead the way in implementing the CHIPS and Science Act.

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Arati Prabhakar’s nomination as the next director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in a 56-40 vote, making her the first woman and person of color to serve in the position.

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The White House has released a new framework that encompasses a plethora of findings on digital assets, which includes stopping illegal uses of it, climate change effects, as well as how Federal agencies should move forward with regulations and guidelines.

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Technology and cybersecurity issues took a big step up today in the Federal government’s process for approving foreign-buyer acquisitions of U.S. assets by adding several tech-related screens to the approval process under which the government can allow – or prevent – those acquisitions to be completed.

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Federal money spending government

As Congress and the Biden administration have yet to pass a budget deal for fiscal year (FY) 2023, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is asking Congress to pass a $47.1 billion continuing resolution (CR) funding bill before the current fiscal year ends on September 30.

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OMB

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Richard L. Revesz for administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to a White House press release from September 2.

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President Biden said on August 31 that he plans to make 26 appointments to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises the White House on ways to reduce physical and cyber risks and improve the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors.     The NIAC – established in 2001 – has advised […]

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OMB

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking the public’s perspective in a  formal review of the government’s standards for collecting race and ethnicity data, according to a blog written by Chief Statistician, Karin Orvis, and released by the White House on Aug. 30.

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research

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo to Federal agencies today that requires them to make the results of taxpayer-supported research available to the American public free of charge.

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Electronic Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is in talks with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about an extension of the December 2022 deadline for government agencies to transition fully to electronic records as directed by the M-19-21 directive issued by NARA in 2019.

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White House

Pamela Coleman is stepping down from her position as Associate Director of Performance and Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she has played important roles in workforce and customer experience improvement policies since joining the agency in early 2021.

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Dr. Lynne Parker, the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and director of the White House’s National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative Office within the White House, announced on Aug. 15 that she will be stepping down from her posts after six years of public service.

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White House

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) needs to do a better job at strengthening collaboration between Federal agencies on science and technology issues.

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Senate hearing Congressional-min

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted narrowly on July 28 to approve the nomination of Arati Prabhakar to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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telework

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a request for Information to help develop a national science and technology strategy for U.S. activities in cislunar space.

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