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OSTP, GSA Issue Report on Agencies’ Use of Prize Competitions; Kelvin Droegemeier Quoted

A joint report by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the General Services Administration shows that the number of federal agency-backed prize competitions listed on Challenge.gov has increased from 744 to 875 since the 2016 study, FCW reported Friday. The challenges authorized under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 have led to the emergence of startups and offered agencies a mass of examples to launch their own initiatives, according to the report.

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Feds, Industry Detail How US Should Work on Global Standards for AI

Federal and industry officials called on the government to consider the latest changes in the tech sector when creating standards for the use of artificial intelligence-based technologies, Nextgov reported Thursday. Lynne Parker, assistant director for AI in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said there is a need for a new standards-setting process as the U.S. industry leads the global marketplace for technology. 

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NIST Issues Final ‘Green Paper’ to Boost Federal Innovation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the findings from its final “green paper” showing how the government could bring federally funded inventions from laboratories to markets faster. The report contains 15 key findings focusing on streamlined federal regulations, public-private partnerships, building an entrepreneurial workforce and support for innovation, NIST said Wednesday

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Feds Prep Workforce for Future AI Integration

Lynne Parker, assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House, said a number of agencies launched individual initiatives to educate and prepare employees for future integration of artificial intelligence into their operations, Federal Times reported Friday. “Agencies are stepping up on their own to create opportunities for people to maybe enroll in a short-term learning course where they can gain skills in IT areas or cybersecurity areas or AI areas,” Parker said at a recent National Academy of Public Administration event.

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White House Unveils National Strategy Protecting US From Space Weather Events

The Trump Administration released a new national strategy to guide the federal government in protecting the country’s critical infrastructures and security for future space weather events, such as solar storms and flares. White House unveiled the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan on Friday that aims to help the country prepare, predict and manage with space weather hazards.

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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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