DHS S&T Seeks Portable Radio Repeaters for Market Survey Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) seeks solutions to the communications challenge of encountering weak radio or cellular coverage while conducting life-saving operations. This week, S&T posted a request for information on portable radio repeater products for the emergency responder community’s indoor and subterranean environments. S&T’s National… Read More

Commerce Department Prohibits WeChat and TikTok Transactions to Protect the National Security of the United States

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s Executive Orders signed August 6, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Today announced prohibitions on transactions relating to mobile applications (apps) WeChat and TikTok to safeguard the national security of the United States. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps… Read More

Bipartisan House Science Bills on Space Weather and Election Technology Pass the House

(Washington, DC) –House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the passage of two bipartisan Committee bills today on space weather and election technology. S.881, the Promoting Research, and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act, more commonly referred to as the PROSWIFT Act, improves our ability to… Read More

Wolf Administration Launches KinConnector.org to Support Kinship Caregivers and the Children They are Raising

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Aging (PDA) Secretary Robert Torres today launched http://www.kinconnector.org, a resource designed to help kinship care families connect to services and supports that can help children and their caregivers. Grandparents raising grandchildren are among the most common type of kinship caregivers,… Read More

ICYMI: Sherrill Election Security Bill Clears House with Bipartisan Support

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment, applauded the passage of her Election Technology Research Act (H.R. 4990) today. This bipartisan bill will initiate critical research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) into U.S.… Read More

ICYMI: Perlmutter’s Space Weather Bill Passes House Bipartisan PROSWIFT Act to be signed into law

Washington D.C. – The Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05), today passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation is aimed at expanding the scientific understanding and forecasting of space… Read More

Lucas Bill to Improve STEM Education in Rural Schools Passes House

(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the passage of his bipartisan legislation to improve STEM education for rural schools today. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, math, computer science, and strong STEM education critical to America’s economic growth. H.R. 4979, the Rural STEM Education Act, addresses the… Read More

Vulcan Skylight enter into a public-private partnership

Data initiative sets sights on tackling global ocean challenges. NOAA, Vulcan Skylight enter into a public-private partnership Today, NOAA announced a new pilot program with Vulcan Inc. to utilize Skylight. A maritime intelligence tool developed to address Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. Under this contractual agreement, Skylight will be used to provide data… Read More

America Leads Act To Confront The Rise Of China

Durbin, Senate Dems Unveil America Leads Act To Confront The Rise Of China Legislation Makes Comprehensive Investments In American Workers, Competitiveness, Alliances, And Diplomacy Needed To Out-Compete China And Succeed In The 21st Century. WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senate… Read More

National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s Interim Findings

Chairman Langevin’s Opening Remarks at IETC Hearing on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s Interim Findings Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, offered the following opening remarks at the subcommittee hearing he is chairing entitled: “Interim Review of the National Security… Read More

Benefitfocus Names Barry Libert to Board of Directors Platform

Benefitfocus Names Barry Libert to Board of Directors Platform and A.I. expert brings experience in digital business transformation. Benefitfocus, Inc., today announces the appointment of Barry Libert to its board of directors, bringing the total number of Benefitfocus directors to seven. Libert is also a strategic advisor to BuildGroup, a significant investor in Benefitfocus, and… Read More

Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence

House Passes Gardner, Schatz, Portman, Harris Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act. He introduced with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). This bipartisan legislation… Read More

Gov. Wolf Dedicates $15 Million to Connect Students to High-Speed Internet, Remote-Learning

Harrisburg, Pa. – Continuing to help students learn during the pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating $15 million for schools to secure broadband, mobile hot spots, and other platforms that increase equitable access to remote learning. Gov. Wolf said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our schools to rethink and rework how to provide instruction to students… Read More

Clearview AI’s New Contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Chairs Johnson and Foster Issue Statement on Clearview AI’s New Contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Earlier this spring, Committee leaders sent two letters to Clearview AI, raising serious questions about privacy and security of its facial recognition technology and image databases. The Committee’s most recent Committee communications with Clearview AI have only served… Read More

First Under-River Subway Tunnel with Full Connectivity in New York City

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES L LINE EAST RIVER TUNNEL FIRST WITH FULL CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY IN NEW YORK L Line is First Under-River Subway Tunnel with Full Connectivity in New York City Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that work had been completed to bring cellular voice and data connections in the L line tunnel under the… Read More

Initiative to Support Manufacturers Recovering from COVID-19 Pandemic to Position Themselves for Future Competitiveness

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $2.3 MILLION IN CARES ACT FUNDING AWARDED TO HELP SMALL, AND MID-SIZED MANUFACTURERS RECOVER FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC Initiative to Support Manufacturers Recovering from COVID-19 Pandemic to Position Themselves for Future Competitiveness Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $2.3 million in federal CARES Act funding for four organizations to provide critical services to… Read More

Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the adoption of a final rule modernizing the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. Commerce also announced plans to unveil a new online platform for SIMA on Commerce’s website in October. U.S. Secretary… Read More

COVID Alert, PA – Ensures The Safety And Well-being Of Pennsylvanians

Health Secretary: Technology Can Help Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Add Your Phone to the Fight Technology connects us to resources and plays an influential role in our lives. And at no time is technology more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, COVID-19 continues to impact our state. Nearly 142,885 Pennsylvanians have been diagnosed with… Read More

Namecheap Offers Free 20 Minute Virtual Class On Internet Basics for Students & Online Novices

Namecheap, the world’s second-largest domain registrar and leading provider of online products and services, unveiled a virtual class lesson aimed at students and online novices. The free 20-minute YouTube video lesson covers the “Internet basics”, and everything someone would need to know to launch their first website. Additionally, through Namecheap for Education’s NC.ME initiative, almost… Read More

Aero India 21 website – Space Booking Opens for Asia’s Largest Aero show

Raksha Mantri launches Aero India 21 website; Space Booking Opens for Asia’s Largest Aero show The 13th edition of Aero India-21 will be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, from 3rd to February 07, 2021. Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh, launched the Aero India 2021 website https://aeroindia.gov.in at New Delhi today, giving the… Read More