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Sen. Kamala Harris Proposes Bill to Bolster U.S. Digital Services

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that aims to support the government's investment in digital services, including corresponding personnel and technologies. The Digital Service Act will allot $50M in annual funds for the U.S. Digital Service and $15M in annual grants for equivalent efforts in state and local govenments, Harris' office said Thursday.

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Will Hurd to Create National Strategy to Guide Govt in AI Efforts, Ethics

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, intends to issue a national artificial intelligence strategy to guide the U.S. government in the development and ethical use of the technology, Nextgov reported Friday. The lawmaker said at IBM’s recent Think Gov conference that he wants to maintain the government’s AI ethics that reflect “Western liberal democracies.” Hurd emphasized that the government should avoid the methods China uses to develop AI-based technologies.

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Navy Making Big Adjustments to Accelerate Acquisition Efforts

Senior Navy officials said the service is making changes to take advantage of previous updates in authorities by Congress for rapid acquisitions across the military, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. Congress allowed the U.S. Navy to accelerate how it develops, buys and fields new technologies through the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

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Report: US Postal Service Made $16B Contract Deals in FY18

The U.S. Postal Service completed $15.9B in contracts in fiscal year 2018, representing the agency’s largest commercial spending period since 2016, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. The figure was nearly $1B higher than the $15B record set in 2017. Spending data was drawn from Bloomberg Government’s latest data on the USPS Contracts Dashboard.

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