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  • Emerging Tech
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    What happens when machines break the law?

    Governments, private companies and financial institutions are all using AI to automate simple and complex processes. But what happens when an algorithm breaks the law and humans can't explain why? 06/28/2019

  • Congress
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    Raskin: OPM-GSA merger 'likely illegal'

    At a testy House Oversight hearing June 27, lawmakers from both parties heaped criticism on the Office of Personnel Management for what they're describing as a lack of responsiveness to their requests for documents in support of a plan to merge OPM into the General Services Administration. 06/28/2019

  • Voting Tech
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    Three states responsible for half of all paperless e-voting machines in 2018, survey finds

    Policymakers and experts know that paperless DRE voting machines are confined to a small number of states, but new survey results demonstrate just how concentrated the problem is. 06/27/2019

  • Defense
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    Lawmaker worried about DOD leadership shuffle

    Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) worries U.S. defenses in space could be at risk due to lack of permanent leadership at the Pentagon. 06/27/2019

  • Data Centers
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    Federal CIO issues new data center strategy

    Suzette Kent told a House panel that the new policy "focuses on enabling aggressive closure and ensuring efficient operations." 06/26/2019

  • Congress
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    House approves measure to block OPM furloughs

    An appropriations bill passed in the House includes multiple provisions to prevent OPM and GSA from merging and blocks any reduction in force arising from a budget gap at the human resources agency. 06/26/2019

  • Congress
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    Connolly amendment would block OPM layoffs

    The chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee is looking to check an administration warning of layoffs at the Office of Personnel Management in the event that a merger with the General Services Administration can't move forward. 06/25/2019

  • Social Media
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    New bill takes aim at social media data goldmine

    Two senators have introduced legislation that would require social media companies to calculate the value of the data they collect and provide clear options for users not to share it. 06/24/2019

  • Drones
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    Chinese drone maker tries to quell talk of data siphoning

    DJI's U.S. operation tells lawmakers its technology is secure and is approved for use by state, local and federal agencies. 06/24/2019

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