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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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Kelvin Droegemeier Confirmed as Office of Science & Technology Policy Director

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier, a former member of the National Science Board, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Federal Times reported Thursday. President Donald Trump announced in late July his intent to nominate Droegemeier for the lead role at OSTP.

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White House to Release New AI Research Plan in 2019

The Trump administration plans to release a revised version of the 2016 National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan in the spring, FCW.com reports. Lynne Parker, assistant director of AI at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, said the plan will detail federal government procedures on tracking the progress of its AI programs, during an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event Tuesday.

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Trump Administration Launches Effort to Bolster U.S. STEM Education, Workforce

The Trump administration has announced a strategy that aims to drive innovation by promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The plan, titled Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, is intended to keep the U.S. at the top of innovation and economy, the White House said Tuesday.

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Trump Administration Forms Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has established a new subcommittee tasked with managing a national agenda on quantum information science, Fedscoop reported Friday. The QIS subcommittee will operate within the National Science and Technology Council to form and initiate quantum technology efforts across the U.S. federal government. Stakeholders …

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White House Directive Seeks to Reform Commercial Space Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …

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NIST Unveils New Initiative to Advance Federal Tech Transfer

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced an initiative that aims to facilitate federal technology transfer in an effort to accelerate the transition of new products to market, build up the U.S. economy and support national security efforts. NIST said Tuesday it launched the Return on Investment initiative …

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