Tag Archives: Walter Copan

Walter Copan Talks NIST’s AI, Quantum Computing Work at House Subcommittee Hearing

Walter Copan, director of the National Institutes of Science and Technology, appeared Wednesday before a House subcommittee to discuss NIST’s work in quantum science and artificial intelligence, Nextgov reported Thursday. He told members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s research and technology subpanel about NIST’s achievements in the quantum field, including work in quantum simulation and development of a quantum logic clock.

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NIST Seeks Feedback to Modernize Federal Invention Reporting System; Walter Copan Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology asks the public to submit input on the modernization of a platform through which inventors report on their federally-funded products. The agency said Monday it plans to update and simplify the Interagency Edison System or iEdison for improvements in functionality, information security and user experience. 

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NIST Issues Commerce Dept’s 2018 Tech Transfer Report; Walter Copan Quoted

A Department of Commerce report has found an increase in technology transfer efforts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences over the past five years.

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FirstNet, EDA, NIST Launch Disaster Response Competition

Three agencies within the Department of Commerce have commenced a contest on disaster response and public safety technologies. The First Responder Network Authority said Thursday it joined the Economic Development Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to launch the Accelerate R2 Network Challenge.

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NIST Seeks Feedback on Draft Plan to Drive AI Dev’t

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for public input on a draft plan to promote government and industry engagement in artificial intelligence initiatives for economic and national security applications. 

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NIST Holds Workshop for AI Standards Development Effort; Walter Copan Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a workshop Thursday to determine the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence as it works to develop technical standards for AI in accordance with an executive order issued in February, Federal News Network reported Friday. NIST Director Walter Copan said establishing AI technical standards seeks to reduce agencies’ threat vulnerabilities and establish public confidence in AI-based platforms.

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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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