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Federal CIO Suzette Kent, Rep. Will Hurd on AI, STEM Education

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, said she believes artificial intelligence could result in the creation of jobs amid concerns regarding its potential impact on the workforce, FCW reported Thursday. "We know for a fact that we are creating more jobs in the data space, in the computational sciences spaces, and the design spaces," she said Wednesday at a Bipartisan Policy Council-hosted panel discussion.

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Navy Completes Last Test Requirement of MUOS Satcom System

The U.S. Navy has concluded the final critical testing phase of the Mobile User Objective System, a narrowband satellite communications technology. Results of the multiservice operational test and evaluation say the system is operationally effective, cybersecure, suitable for operations and ready for transition, the service branch said Wednesday.

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DHS Selects U.K.-Based Business to Deliver Airport Passenger-Measuring System

The Department of Homeland Security has selected CrowdVision, a U.K.-based startup, to develop a system that counts and measures airport passengers. CrowdVision will perform work under a $160.9K award in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS Science and Technology Directorate said Wednesday.

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ACT-IAC Issues Report on Federal Data Strategy Compliance Program

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council released a report on its Data-Driven Decision Making initiative aimed at helping agencies comply with the Federal Data Strategy and 2018 Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

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CMS Gets Support for Claims Data Interoperability Program; Seema Verma Quoted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has gathered signatures of about 570 organizations that support an effort to develop an updated claims data system with boosted interoperability, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Seema Verma, CMS administrator and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, said the Data at the Point of Care project would use an application programming interface to eliminate the need of a traditional portal for access.

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