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House Representatives Introduce Bill to Establish National S&T Strategy; Rep. Michael Waltz Quoted

Michael Waltz

Reps. Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; Deborah Ross, D-N.C.; Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas; and Frank Lucas, R-Okla., have presented a bill to produce a strategy for the country's science and technology pursuits. NSTC and OSTP would quadrennially assess the U.S. science and technology scene and produce a corresponding national strategy, Space and Technology said Monday.

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President Biden Directs Establishment of S&T Advisory Council

White House

President Biden has issued an executive order directing the creation of an interdisciplinary group of experts that will provide advisory support on science and technology. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology will be co-chaired by the “science adviser” or the assistant to the president for S&T and have up to 26 members including engineers, scientists and other professionals.

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Select Committee Offers Recommendations for Using Cloud to Help Advance AI Research

Artificial Intelligence

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has issued a report outlining four recommendations for how the federal government can help improve the use of cloud computing resources in support of federally funded research-and-development work on AI. Those recommendations are launching and supporting pilot projects to explore the challenges and advantages related to the use of commercial cloud platforms in conducting AI research. 

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New Earth Observation Plan Encourages National Collaboration; Lawrence Friedl Quoted

An office within the White House has updated a strategy on Earth observation data with efforts to better collaborate with industry and other sectors, Space News reported Wednesday. The Office of Science and Technology Policy's National Science and Technology Council released the National Plan for Civil Earth Observations on Monday.

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White House Requests Insights on US Research Environment

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a request for information to seek insights on how federal agencies can work with industry and academic institutions to maximize the effectiveness and quality of the U.S. research environment.

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White House Issues Progress Report on Federal Investments to Push AI R&D Work

The White House National Science and Technology Council released its 2016–2019 progress report on the advancement of research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The report documents the initiatives agencies have launched in the past three years to deliver on federal AI R&D and is structured around the eight priority areas outlined in the National AI R&D Strategic Plan: 2019 Update issued in June.

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Executive Order Establishes Science & Tech Advisory Council

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to form an advisory council on science and technology. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology will provide advice on innovation policy and education and offer technical and scientific data to inform public policy with regard to national security, U.S. economy and the country's workforce.

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