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White House Issues Report on Quantum Information Science, Unveils Plan to Facilitate HPC Tech Development

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The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a report on the opportunities and challenges in quantum information science and a strategic plan on how to facilitate the development of high-performance computing platforms. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the report titled “Advancing Quantum Information Science: …

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White House Issues Cyber Incident Coordination Policy

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President Barack Obama has issued a new directive to establish principles that will govern the federal government’s response to malicious cyber activities in the public and private sectors. The Presidential Policy Directive-41 designates the departments of Justice and Homeland Security as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as federal lead …

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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: Agencies Embrace Digital Service Delivery Framework

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Casey Coleman, group vice president of Unisys‘ federal civilian business, has said she observed many agencies prioritizing digital government initiatives since the White House  issued a road map for digital services delivery in May 2012. She wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on the Federal Times the White House’s Building a 21st Century Digital Government framework …

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FDA Drafts Genomic Test Guidelines to Support White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative

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The Food and Drug Administration has released two draft guidance documents that seek to provide a streamlined oversight process for genomic tests as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative established by the Obama Administration. FDA proposed a new regulatory system meant to help manufacturers accelerate the development of genetic screening devices, the White House said Wednesday. The draft …

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White House Eyes Software Product Security Ratings System

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The White House is considering endorsing a cybersecurity ratings model developed by Peter Zatko’s Cyber Independent Testing Lab in an effort to help screen the safety level of software products, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes the White House’s cyber commission looks to include the CITL rating system in the group’s recommendations to …

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