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GSA Adds 22 Federal Workforce-Proposed Projects to 10x Investment Program; Dave Zvenyach Quoted

Dave Zvenyach

The General Services Administration (GSA) has identified 22 federal employee-proposed projects that will be provided with phased funding under a Technology Transformation Services division-hosted investment program for enhancing technology uses in support of government priorities. 10x's selection focuses on public trust and civic life; public lands and environment; and equity in delivery themes.

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NIC’s Global Trends 2040 Report Cites Demographics, Environment, Economics & Technology

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted the National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World, a quadrennial report that details factors that could affect the national security environment over the next two decades. Demographics, the environment, economics and technology are the four structural forces highlighted in the Global Trends 2040 report.

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Alion Ranked On 2021 WBJ’s List Of Largest Government Technology Contractors; Steve Schorer Quoted

Steve Schorer

Alion Science and Technology announced on Monday that the company had been ranked in Washington Business Journal's List of Largest Government Technology Contractors for 2021. The list ranks companies involved in government contracting (GovCon) that are headquartered in the Washington DC metropolitan area. 

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CNSI Receives Top Score in NASPO Evaluation; Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

Todd Stottlemyer

CNSI announced Wednesday that it received the top overall score in the 2020 NASPO ValuePoint™ multi-state evaluation of Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Claims Processing and Management Services. CNSI received the highest composite proposal and demonstration scores and the top overall weighted score. CNSI’s performance will permit states and territories to procure CNSI solutions through NASPO ValuePoint.

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Deloitte Partners With Chatterbox To Create Ethical AI Technology; Beena Ammanath Quoted

Deloitte

Deloitte AI Institute announced Monday a new partnership with Chatterbox Labs to develop Model Insights for Trustworthy AI, a Deloitte-branded product that will assist organizations address artificial intelligence (AI) ethics by monitoring, updating, and validating private and public sector AI models. "Rapid developments in AI have unlocked incredible opportunities for organizations globally," concluded Ammanath. 

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FEMA Unveils Plans to Implement New Cybersecurity Controls; Ted Okada Quoted

Cybersecurity Controls

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has teamed up with information technology organizations under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish cybersecurity controls that could automate security processes. Ted Okada, chief technology officer at FEMA, said the agency intends to adopt a zero-trust security posture and handle as well as compute data at the edge.

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FBI Issues Guidance on Identifying ‘Deepfake’ Content

CISA Cybersecurity Tools

The FBI has released a guidance aimed at helping cybersecurity professionals and the general public identify cases of “deepfake” which adversaries may use to dissuade public opinion. FBI released the Private Industry Notification guidance on Wednesday in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Deepfakes or generative adversarial network techniques utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to manipulate digital content for fraudulent activities.

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DHS Issues Grants to Support Minority-Serving Academic Engagement

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has awarded grants to five minority-serving universities for academic engagement efforts. The awardees will work with centers of excellence to develop course content and academic engagement programs under the Scientific Leadership Award program, in line with DHS' objectives, the department said Wednesday.

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Rep. Marcia Fudge Receives Senate Confirmation as HUD Secretary

Marcia Fudge

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a 66-34 vote. Fudge said in her Senate confirmation hearing she will focus on addressing housing issues brought by the COVID-19 pandemic under her new role.

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Merrick Garland Confirmed to Serve as US Attorney General

Merrick Garland

Judge Merrick Garland has received the Senate's confirmation to serve as U.S. attorney general, a role through which he will lead the country's Department of Justice (DOJ). His confirmation resulted from a 70-30 vote the Senate made on the same day. Garland formerly served as a circuit judge for the District of Columbia at the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

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