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Trump Nominates Marine Corps Vet Michael Eric Wooten as OMB Federal Procurement Policy Lead

Michael Eric Wooten, Marine Corps veteran and senior adviser for acquisitions at the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office, was selected by President Trump to be the next administrator of federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget. The White House announced Wooten’s nomination for the new role on Wednesday.  

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Potomac Officers Club Hosting Artificial Intelligence Summit With Keynote Speaker Dana Deasy, CIO at Department of Defense

The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — will be hosting the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Summit on Feb. 13 at the Hilton-McLean in McLean, Va. Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2019 Wash100 winner, will serve as a keynote speaker. On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order to launch the American AI Initiative, which directs federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens.

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White House Launches ‘American AI Initiative’ Through Executive Order

President Trump has signed an executive order launching a new program to direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence to improve national security and the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles and one of those is directing federal agencies to prioritize investments in research and development efforts related to AI, the White House said Monday

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Lawmakers Set Tentative Deal to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

Senate and House lawmakers said they have reached a tentative deal preventing another government shutdown on Friday night, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Representatives from both chambers made the agreement after Democrats dropped some demands to limit immigrant detention. The lawmakers also settled and are denying full funding for President Trump’s proposed walls along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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USDA Unveils Resource Toolkit on Broadband Programs

The Department of Agriculture unveiled a resource guide to help facilitate broadband connection deployment in rural areas. The e-Connectivity Toolkit is a free PDF file listing over 27 programs that are intended to assist potential customers locate projects and resources to develop potential broadband initiatives, USDA said Wednesday.

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Report: White House Plan on Artificial Intelligence, 5G Could be Ready Within Weeks

The White House is expected within the coming weeks to introduce an action plan on 5G technology, artificial intelligence and the National Quantum Initiative Act’s "first deliverables,” The Hill reported Wednesday. An administration official told the publication the Trump administration could release such a plan designed to keep the country’s research-and-development leadership in those tech areas.
 

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President Trump Signs Policy to Boost Industry’s Use of US Products

President Trump has signed a new executive order encouraging companies to “buy American” products as they receive contracts to work with the federal government on infrastructure projects. The White House said Thursday that the policy's goal is boosting the use of U.S.-made goods, products and materials. In particular, iron, steel, aluminum and cement, in federal contracts and financial assistance programs.

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