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Senators Ask Congress for More Funds to Help US Digital Service, TTS Back States, Local Governments

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A group of 16 senators has called on congressional leaders to allocate more funds for the Office of Management and Budget’s U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service to help state and local governments address information technology challenges as they administer federal assistance programs to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senate Panel Seeks Alternative Approaches to Address Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing Thursday to ask supply chain experts about potential options to prevent future shortages of drugs and other critical goods amid the coronavirus pandemic and reduce reliance on foreign countries like China for such products, FCW reported Thursday.

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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Senate Bill Calls for Space Weather Research, Forecasting Efforts

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate calls for several federal agencies to develop tools that can aid in the government’s space weather research and forecasting activities, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act would codify responsibilities of some agencies to help protect U.S. critical …

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4 Senators Ask GAO to Look Into Internet of Things Market

A bipartisan Senate group has requested that the Government Accountability Office determine the impact Internet of Things technology has on the U.S. economy and end users. The request came after the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution that calls for the government to develop strategies to drive adoption of connected systems, …

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Sens. Booker, Hoeven Propose Interim Safety Rules for Commercial UAS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a bill that establishes a framework for innovation and interim guidelines for commercial unmanned aircraft system operations. An announcement posted Tuesday on Booker’s website states that the proposed Commercial UAS Modernization Act will include safety rules for small commercial UAS flying …

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