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National Security Agency Director Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone has announced the creation of a new entity designed to oversee development of artificial intelligence in U.S. national security systems.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s new public safety campaign is trying to raise the national cyber posture by offering short, simple tips to all users.
Plus, the federal digital discrimination task force is holding a listening session this week in New York City; Charlotte is launching a pilot program to increase tech transparency; and more.
While AI appears to be a shiny new bauble full of promises and perils, lawmakers in both parties acknowledge that they must first resolve a less trendy but more fundamental problem: data privacy and protection.
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the grants in an effort to modernize IT infrastructure for unemployment programs with cloud technology and user-friendly interfaces. Here’s who got the money.
Last week, several members of Congress reintroduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act, a bill that would help regulate new generative AI systems to protect constituents from potential harm.
Plus, the percentage of executives who say their organizations are ready for generative AI, exciting news for electric vehicle drivers in the EU and a robot that could be the future of lung cancer treatment.
The single sign-on portal for government benefits and services is set to be expanded to all 50 states. The program was initially piloted in Arkansas in 2022 and has since been adopted by more than 40 federal and state agencies.
The Cybersecurity for Rural Water Systems Act and the Food and Agriculture Industry Cybersecurity Support Act would address vulnerabilities in agricultural systems and help farmers and ranchers prevent and respond to cyber threats.
During a virtual event hosted by the Brookings Institution, experts and lawmakers explored the benefits and risks of AI, as well as the possible regulatory structures that could help guide its advancement.