Public Safety

Proposed bill would let people know when law enforcement is surveilling them

The legislation would require law enforcement to disclose surveillance orders covering digital communications, such as e-mails and search histories, as well as more traditional calls and wiretaps. 

Emerging Tech

Scrubbing the bias from machine learning systems

Monitoring, testing and evaluating impacts will help limit the systemic, statistical and human biases that affect artificial intelligence systems, according to a new NIST report.

Data & Analytics

Supply chain data-sharing pilot aims to ease shipping bottlenecks

The Freight Logistics Optimization Works initiative looks to mitigate supply chain disruption and improve the flow of goods to consumers by fostering information-sharing between port operators and trucking, warehousing and logistics companies.

State & Local

House Committee's cyber training bill targets public sector responders 

The legislation calls for development of new cybersecurity training and education programs for federal and state homeland security employees in advance of widespread ransomware or digital attacks.

Data & Analytics

Native American health agencies struggled to access federal data amid pandemic

Some tribal epidemiology centers reported having trouble receiving patient health data from the Indian Health Service, primarily due to federal and state rules and regulations around sharing and maintaining patient information, a new GAO report found. 

Cybersecurity

Schools would receive funding for cyber education programs under bipartisan bill

The proposed Cybersecurity Grants For Schools Act of 2022 establishes federal grants for schools to promote cybersecurity education. 

Emerging Tech

Biden calls out big tech, supports greater domestic investment

In his State of the Union address, the president stressed the need for more research and development of emerging technologies and lauded Intel's semiconductor manufacturing investments in Ohio.

State & Local

Commerce gives over $277 million in grants to build out broadband

Millions were dispersed across 12 states and territories to develop stronger internet infrastructure, a key mission in the Biden administration agenda.

State & Local

Senators call for removal of facial recognition tech in unemployment services

The lawmakers asked the Department of Labor to help state unemployment agencies remove facial recognition technology from application forms. 

Cloud & Infrastructure

Tribal broadband effort gets $1.5 million federal investment

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued another round of funding for indigenous communities with poor broadband infrastructure.

Emerging Tech

Extended reality sees potential, challenges across multiple industries

A new GAO report itemizes how extended reality technologies can be used, and what other emerging tech needs to be bolstered to support its implementation.

Data & Analytics

Watchdog: HUD disaster relief could use better data collection, analysis

A GAO report found one of HUD’s aid programs could be more efficient if more accurate demographic information is harvested and referenced prior to distributing funds.

Cybersecurity

NIST releases final cybersecurity assessment guidance

The document extensively reviews best practices in security assessments for organizations. 

Cybersecurity

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Engineering Guidelines

Amid constant cybersecurity threats, NIST added more insight for engineers and programmers on how to mitigate system vulnerabilities.

State & Local

White House Developing Digital, Community-Oriented Health Care Service

The White House is asking for examples of digital community health programs in the U.S. and abroad.

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