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GSA Increases Investment into Opportunity Zones After Trump’s Executive Order; Emily Murphy Quoted

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that the administration will increase its investment into Opportunity Zones and distressed communities for future federal government buildings and leases, GSA announced Tuesday. The agency's investment has come after the Executive Order related to Targeting Opportunity Zones and Other Distressed Communities for Federal Site Locations, signed by President Donald Trump on Aug. 24.

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NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins on Federal AI Adoption

Anthony Robbins, vice president of North American public sector at NVIDIA and a 2019 Wash100 award recipient, told Federal News Network in an interview published Wednesday he believes defense contractors, universities, startups, systems integrators and civilian agencies should work together to help the federal government advance the adoption of artificial intelligence and improve citizen services.

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NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins: Executive Order Calls for Government to Take Leadership Role in AI Efforts

Anthony Robbins, vice president for the North American public sector at NVIDIA, said the new White House executive order on artificial intelligence seeks to recognize the capability of AI and the government’s role in advancing AI adoption to ensure the security and prosperity of citizens. Robbins wrote in a Nextgov article published Thursday how AI could help improve health care, cybersecurity, transportation, disaster relief, defense system sustainment efforts and other initiatives in the public sector.
 

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Commerce-DHS Report: Private, Public Sectors Should Grow Cyber Workforce via Apprenticeships

A report by the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce calls for both private and public sectors to build up the cybersecurity workforce through “hands-on, experiential and work-based learning approaches” such as internships and apprenticeships. DHS and the Commerce Department prepared the report in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive …

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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Network Optimization Key to Cyber EO Compliance

Davis Johnson, vice president of public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said he believes federal agencies should prioritize network optimization to meet deadlines under President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order. Johnson wrote in an article published Friday on SIGNAL magazine that modernization of information technology networks can help increase the performance …

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Telos Report: 83% of Federal Employees, Contractors Support Mandatory Implementation of NIST Cyber Framework

A new report by cybersecurity company Telos says 83 percent of federal employees and contractors support a mandate to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity Framework across federal agencies. Telos said Tuesday the 2017 Public Sector Cyber Risk Management Report includes 257 responses from the attendees of Amazon Web Services‘ Public …

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Woolpert to Help Agencies Assess Cyber Risk Through FICO Enterprise Security Score

Woolpert has partnered with data analytics firm FICO to help government agencies evaluate their cybersecurity risks through the latter’s Enterprise Security Score. Woolpert will integrate FICO’s ESS with its EC:Secure platforms and services portfolio under the partnership, FICO said Monday. “We’re taking FICO’s advanced analytics to the federal government and enabling …

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Intel Security’s Steve Grobman: US Sanctions Against Russia Over Election Interference Could Spark War

Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at Intel Security, has said that sanctions against Russia for its interference in the U.S. elections through cyber hacking activities could potentially result in “kinetic, conventional shooting war,” VentureBeat.com reported Thursday. “Impacting digital infrastructure beyond the intended target opens the door to draw additional nation states …

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Los Alamos National Lab to Use D-Wave Computer for Quantum Annealing Research; Mark Anderson Comments

D-Wave Systems will install a quantum computing platform at Los Alamos National Laboratory early next year to support the lab’s research collaboration efforts with universities and within the Energy Department. Los Alamos and its research partners will use the D-Wave 2X system to study potential capabilities of quantum annealing technology …

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