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Report: DOE-Backed National Labs License 19 Cybersecurity Tools to Private Sector

Energy Department-funded national laboratories have so far licensed 19 cybersecurity technology platforms through the Transition to Practice program managed by the  Department of Homeland Security, FCW reported Wednesday. DHS established the TTP program in 2012 as part of efforts to help transfer innovations from a laboratory into the commercial marketplace. The …

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Promote AI Tech Advancement

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that seeks to encourage the continued development of artificial intelligence systems. The Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017 would direct the Commerce Department to create a federal advisory committee to examine opportunities and impacts of …

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Army, Marines Collaborate to Develop 3D-Printed Drone Tech

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have partnered to develop unmanned aircraft systems with the use of three-dimensional printing technology. Eric Spero of the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle technology directorate leads a team pursuing the UAS development project at Fort Benning in Georgia, the service branch said Friday. ARL researchers and …

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White House Plans IT Modernization Center of Excellence

The White House has partnered with the Agriculture Department, General Services Administration and the information technology industry to create an IT modernization center of excellence, Nextgov reported Thursday. The CoE will be established to help federal agencies in efforts to modernize legacy IT systems and will build off of a modernization …

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New DOJ Guide Urges Prosecutors to Seek Data Access Directly From Enterprise Users

The Justice Department has released new guidelines advising prosecutors to work directly with businesses when they need access to those enterprises’ data, instead of going through cloud service providers. Neal Suggs, Microsoft vice president and deputy general counsel, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the guideline also describes practical considerations on the …

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