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New Executive Order Forms Quantum Information Science Advisory Committee

President Trump has signed an executive order to establish a new advisory committee to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum information science and related technology efforts. The National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee will provide advice on quantum information science and technology research, technology transfers, standards, education, commercial application and national security economic issues, the White House said Friday.

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Trump Issues Executive Order on Citizenship Data Collection

President Trump issued an executive order directing agencies to provide “the maximum assistance permissible” to the Commerce Department to ensure the accuracy of citizenship records relevant to the 2020 decennial census on Thursday. The directive comes after the Supreme Court ruled in Department of Commerce v. New York that the decision to include a citizenship status element in the 2020 decennial census was “substantively invalid”.

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NIST Holds Workshop for AI Standards Development Effort; Walter Copan Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a workshop Thursday to determine the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence as it works to develop technical standards for AI in accordance with an executive order issued in February, Federal News Network reported Friday. NIST Director Walter Copan said establishing AI technical standards seeks to reduce agencies’ threat vulnerabilities and establish public confidence in AI-based platforms.

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DHS Warns of Data Security Risk Associated With Chinese-Made Drones

The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert saying Chinese-built drones may be transmitting to manufacturers sensitive flight information that could be accessed by the Chinese government, CNN reported Monday. The drones "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself,” the DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in the alert obtained by CNN.

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Trump Inks Executive Order on ICT Supply Chain Security

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency to address threats posed by foreign adversaries to the country's information and communications technology and services. The EO prohibits transactions involving ICT and related services that pose national security risks and threats to the security and resiliency of the U.S. critical infrastructure and digital economy, the White House said Wednesday

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DoD Supports Strategy for Global Health Security

The Department of Defense is supporting a national effort to prevent the spread of diseases across the U.S. and allied countries. The government's 2019 Global Health Security Strategy aims to foster international collaboration with foreign nations and organizations to avert and address disease outbreaks, DoD said Thursday.

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