05 May 2021

White House Asked to Increase Crypto Regulation

The Institute for Security and Technology has formed a task force responsible for urging the White House to address and combat the rise in ransomware attacks and make it harder for cybercrimes to be committed through greater regulation of the cryptocurrency industry. Law enforcement agencies, cybersecurity experts, and government entities

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16 Mar 2021

U.S. Outreach to North Korea Has Gone Unanswered, White House Says

According to a White House press release on Monday, the Biden administration previously reached out to North Korea, seeking to open conversations regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The administration has not received a response, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. The communication attempt follows recent

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16 Oct 2020

White House Strategy Names 20 Emerging Technologies Crucial to National Security

On Thursday, the White House announced a new strategy to achieve global superiority in emerging technology ranging from artificial intelligence to space innovation. Although the US has been the leading force among many recently develop technologies spanning over the past century, that supremacy is currently being challenged by foreign forces

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11 Aug 2020

DOD Releases Prime Airwaves for Commercial 5G Networks

Yesterday, the White House announced that it is advancing the deployment of 5G networks by releasing 100 megahertz of the ideal midrange spectrum to commercial organizations. However, this has sparked some controversy, with critics claiming that the megahertz released should be double the amount. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios made

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30 Jun 2020

Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Pressure Over Russia ‘Bounty’ Intelligence

On Monday, Republican and Democratic lawmakers united to demand that the White House hand over information indicating that Russia has paid bounties to insurgents to kill American forces in Afghanistan. The lawmakers also called on Trump to explain why he was not briefed on the apparent threat to the US

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17 Apr 2020

OSTP, NIST Team Up to Fine-Tune Search Engines for COVID-19 Research

On Wednesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Institute of Standards and Technology stated that it had joined forces with four entities, two institutes, and two universities, to further developments in search engines that streamline COVID-19 research. The effort, which has been named “TREC-COVID,” is

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26 Mar 2020

White House Releases National Strategy for 5G Security

This week, the White House released a 7-page policy document that outlines its national strategy for a secure 5G network across the United States, outlining how the nation will efficiently safeguard the new wireless infrastructure domestically and internationally. The document also sets forth the US’s vision for how the technology

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24 Mar 2020

White House pushes for more telework as first DOD contractor dies because of COVID-19

The White House has announced that government agencies must utilize technology to support teleworking capabilities after COVID-19 took its first victim from the Pentagon. The memo, which was issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), states that agencies should be taking steps to ensure that employees can work

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17 Mar 2020

Government Partnership Offers Cash Prizes for AI Tools That Support Coronavirus Research

The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) was recently created to work on developing vaccines and cures for the ongoing pandemic. The White House and industry partners announced that CORD-19 will offer a new data repository that allows all to gain access to the best research on the coronavirus effort. The

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27 Feb 2020

White House Touts a Year of AI Initiatives in Roundup Report

On Wednesday, the White House released a report on progress in the development of artificial intelligence technologies over the past year after announcing a big push in the industry in 2019. The White House Office of Science and Technology released a 2019 report that highlights achievements within the field, detailing

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