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Tech Companies Work With Agencies to Ensure Election Security

Election security

Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook announced that they have expanded their group with the addition of new partners and met with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI to discuss efforts to protect the upcoming presidential elections from disinformation campaigns and foreign interference, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

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White House Asks Tech Firms to Help Combat COVID-19; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The White House on Wednesday called on technology companies to help the government in its campaign against the new coronavirus, The Hill reported Wednesday. “The White House's top priority is ensuring the safety and health of the American people amid the COVID-19 outbreak," Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said during a phone call Wednesday. "Cutting edge technology companies and major online platforms will play a critical role in this all-hands-on-deck effort."

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Executive Spotlight: Shamlan Siddiqi, CTO of NTT DATA's Public Sector

Shamlan Siddiqi, chief technology officer of NTT DATA's public sector division, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the impact artificial intelligence is having on the U.S. government, the reason why there's so much red tape in AI innovation, why attracting talent is such a challenge in today's climate and how the government can implement emerging technology more effectively.

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DHS, FBI, Microsoft, Facebook Host Joint Briefing on Election Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security collaborated with the FBI, Microsoft and Facebook to inform state and local government officials at a recent joint briefing about cybersecurity initiatives ahead of midterm elections. DHS said Saturday the event aimed to encourage public and private stakeholders to exchange information on efforts to safeguard election infrastructure against foreign interference. …

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Software Developers From China, Russia Win Prizes at IARPA Facial Recognition Challenge

Software developers NTechlab and Yitu have won prizes from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s Facial Recognition Challenge which aimed to discover the technology sector’s best available identification software, Nextgov reported Tuesday. NTechlab won prizes from the U.S. Intelligence Community for its facial recognition software called FindFace which helps users …

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