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Bipartisan Resolution Guides Creation of National AI Strategy; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have presented a bipartisan resolution that aims to establish a national strategy in pursuit of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and other information technology companies have shown support for the resolution that highlights AI's strategic value, Hurd's office said Friday.

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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve IoT Cybersecurity Standards; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

The House has passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., that seeks to fortify the security posture of U.S. internet of things (IoT) networks. The 2020 IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act awaits Senate approval and requires all government-owned IoT devices to undergo vetting procedures to ensure supply-chain accountability. 

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Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly to Introduce Legislation on AI Research, Ethics

Will Hurd,

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., plan to introduce legislation focused on driving research into artificial intelligence and its impact on ethics, national security and the workforce. He noted that agencies should partner with industry to establish a "cyber National guard” to improve cybersecurity and promote the good use of AI.

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House Lawmakers Propose $28B State and Local IT Modernization and Cybersecurity Act; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

Cybersecurity Act

Several House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allocate $28 billion in federal funds to modernize and improve the security of information technology systems of state and local government agencies in response to a recommendation by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission in a recent white paper.

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Report Calls for Significant Increase in Federal AI Research Spending to $25B; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for New American Security recommends that the federal government immediately double research-and-development spending on artificial intelligence and increase R&D funding for AI efforts to $25 billion by fiscal year 2025.

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House Members Present Bill to Create New Cyber Adviser in White House

The White House

Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.; Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient; Mike Gallagher, R-Wis.; Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; John Katko, R-N.Y.; and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. have jointly introduced a bill that aims to establish a new cybersecurity executive role in the White House.

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Federal CIO Suzette Kent, Rep. Will Hurd on AI, STEM Education

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, said she believes artificial intelligence could result in the creation of jobs amid concerns regarding its potential impact on the workforce, FCW reported Thursday. "We know for a fact that we are creating more jobs in the data space, in the computational sciences spaces, and the design spaces," she said Wednesday at a Bipartisan Policy Council-hosted panel discussion.

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