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Alexandra Kelley

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Alexandra Kelley
Alexandra Kelley reports on emerging technology for Nextgov. Her most recent post was covering breaking news for The Hill where she focused on a variety of quantitative subjects, including Big Tech and the economy, in addition to covering the coronavirus pandemic since late 2019. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2017.
Congress

Bipartisan bill proposes new federal data privacy standards

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act stands to improve American users’ data privacy and offers federal regulatory power.

Cybersecurity

Report finds identity fraud up 167% in USPS change of address requests

The USPS Office of the Inspector General recommends stricter identity verification controls online, while management disagrees.

People

Senate confirms NIST leader

Laurie Locascio, a bioengineering professor and NIST alum, was nominated by President Biden back in 2021.

Cybersecurity

State Department announces first Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy

The new office will work to advance foreign and domestic security through modernizations featuring new and emerging technology.

IT Modernization

VA delays EHR deployment due to COVID cases

The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System was supposed to receive a new EHR system deployment in March, but COVID spikes overwhelmed the workforce.