Secretary Ross Announces National Grant Competition to Support America’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the opening of a national grant competition funded through the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics through innovation and entrepreneurship. Secretary Ross announced the competition at St. Petersburg College (SPC) in St. Petersburg, Florida and was joined by SPC… Read More

Supporting Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

WASHINGTON – In support of the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said the Department is fully behind the President’s strategy and has already implemented several export controls on emerging technologies. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Commerce imposed controls on six more emerging… Read More

NIST Cybersecurity Expert Donna Dodson Receives Service to America Medal

Dodson’s many career contributions include the development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. NIST Fellow and director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Donna Dodson retired from NIST and as a federal employee on May 8, 2020. Donna Dodson, a cybersecurity expert who worked for her entire 33-year career at the National Institute of… Read More

DOD Issues New Data Strategy

The Department of Defense has published a new Data Strategy focused on accelerating the Department’s transition to a data-centric organisation that uses data at speed and scale for operational advantage and increased efficiency. The Strategy emphasises managing data as a strategic resource, highlighting the criticality of data to build and maintain battlefield advantage, and the… Read More

Gov. Wolf Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants had been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Businesses in every county were approved for grants in this round of funding, and 52 percent… Read More

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) along with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognise the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 50th anniversary which falls on October 3. NOAA’s history of environmental stewardship… Read More

Gardner Introduces Legislation to Create NOAA Artificial Intelligence Center

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, introduced legislation to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The legislation identifies several goals for the AI Center, including to coordinate AI-related scientific and technological efforts across… Read More

USPTO releases report on artificial intelligence and intellectual property policy

Report catalogues agency’s commitment to keeping pace with emerging technologies WASHINGTON — The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released a report titled “Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy.” It takes a comprehensive look at a wide variety of stakeholder views on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) across the… Read More

AI Is Helping Scientists Discover Fresh Craters on Mars

The HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image of a crater cluster on Mars, the first-ever to be discovered AI. The AI-first spotted the craters in images taken the orbiter’s Context Camera; scientists followed up with this HiRISE image to confirm the craters. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona It’s the first time machine… Read More

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $18 MILLION INITIATIVE TO TRAIN WORKERS AND SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $18 MILLION INITIATIVE TO TRAIN WORKERS AND SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS DURING AND AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Federal Grant Will Be Used to Fund Educational Opportunities that Train New Yorkers for In-Demand Jobs, Support Entrepreneurs, and Help Small Businesses Recover New York Was One of Only Eight States in the Nation to Receive a… Read More

Chairs Johnson and Foster Express Disapproval of Proposed Rule to Restrict Visas for International Students

(Washington, DC) – Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule to restrict visas for international students. The proposed rule would place an expiration date on visas that had previously lasted the duration of a student’s degree program. Now, most international student visas would expire after four years. Increased restrictions will… Read More

Attorney General James Helps Secure $39.5 Million After Anthem’s 2014 Data Breach

New York to Receive More Than $2.7 Million NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a multistate settlement with health insurance company Anthem, Inc. that resolves a massive 2014 data breach that compromised the personal information of 78.8 million customers nationwide, including more than 4.6 million customers in New York state… Read More

House Passes Portman, Hassan Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Federal Government’s Use of Latest Technology

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives passing their bipartisan Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act that will accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies by government agencies. This legislation expands upon Senator Portman’s bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, which codifies… Read More

FBI and NCSC Release New Movie to Increase Awareness of Foreign Intelligence Threats on Professional Networking Sites and Other Social Media Platforms

The FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) today released a new movie to increase awareness of how foreign intelligence entities use fake profiles and other forms of deception on social media platforms to target individuals in government, business, and academic communities for recruitment and information gathering. Inspired by real events, the 30-minute… Read More

NIFA Invests Over $7 Million in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Other Cyberinformatics Research

KANSAS CITY, MO, September 30, 2020 – USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded 12 grants totaling over $7 million to initiate research on big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive technologies needed to keep U.S. agriculture on the leading edge of food and agricultural production. These grants are awarded through… Read More

SBA Awards $19 Million to Expand Small Business

The deadline in Massachusetts to apply for State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grants is Wednesday, September 30 BOSTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that 48 state international trade agencies successfully competed for $19 million in grants to support export growth among small businesses through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). Loretta Greene,… Read More

Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum

The U.S. Department of Commerce Concludes Successful Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum Highlighting Importance of Women Exporters The U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley closed the final session of the six-part virtual “Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum” earlier this week. She highlighted the vast opportunities available to women business leaders across North… Read More

Lucas and McNerney Introduce Legislation to Accelerate Progress in Quantum Information Sciences

(Washington, DC) House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas introduced legislation to expand work by the Department of Energy (DOE) to advance quantum information sciences. The bipartisan QUEST Act cosponsored by fellow Science Committee Member Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA). The bill establishes a program at DOE called the Quantum User Expansion for… Read More

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Data Management during COVID-19

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight is holding a hearing titled, “Data for Decision-Making: Responsible Management of Data during COVID-19 and Beyond.” Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX) opening statement for the record is below. Thank you, Chairman Foster, and thank you to our panel… Read More

TurnKey Internet, Inc. Receives Privacy Shield Recertification LATHAM

NEW YORK (June 18, 2019) – Leading Data Center and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. has announced its Privacy Shield recertification. Certified initially in March 2017, TurnKey Internet has renewed its Privacy Shield certification through April 2020. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework and certification designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the… Read More