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NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins: Government Can Harness AI Through Data, Training, Computing Systems

Anthony Robbins, vice president for the North American public sector at NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), has said the federal government should make contributions across data, computing infrastructure and training areas in order to harness the potential of artificial intelligence. Robbins wrote the U.S. government should train engineers in data science and deep …

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White House Launches ‘American AI Initiative’ Through Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to launch a new program that will direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles …

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NIST Reveals Draft of Cybersecurity Framework

Industry experts and federal employees met at a workshop hosted this week at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland to hammer out the details of the new federal cybersecurity framework draft requested by President Donald Trump in his executive order. The framework will fulfill five key functions: identify, protect, detect, …

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Report: Accenture to Help CBP Employ 5K Border Patrol Agents Under $297M Contract

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won a potential five-year, $297 million contract to help the Customs and Border Protection recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. CBP received five bids for the contract that also covers the recruitment of 2,000 customs officers and 500 employees for …

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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Prioritize Network Modernization to Drive Cyber EO Compliance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 6, 2017 — Davis Johnson, vice president for Riverbed Technology‘s public sector business, has said network optimization should be a key priority of federal agencies as they work to comply with the White House’s cybersecurity executive order, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 30. He wrote in a guest …

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DHS: Over 700,000 Travelers Overstay U.S. Visas

Over 700,000 legal foreign travelers to the United States overstayed their visas and remained in the country during 2016, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security. “This report shows that we have a problem with visa overstays in the United States,” a senior administration official said in …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: President Trump’s Cybersecurity Order & More

Weekly Roundup May 15 – May 19 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Last week President Trump signed an executive order to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity and maintain and strengthen U.S. cybersecurity capabilities. The order addresses the network security of U.S. government agencies, …

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U.S. CIO Margie Graves: Thanks to 2015 Cyber Security Sprint, Feds Avoid Wannacry Virus

Acting U.S. CIO Margie Graves said that thanks to the 2015 federal cybersecurity sprint, federal agencies were able to avoid the devastating WannaCry ransomware virus that infected more than 200,000 people and organizations in over 150 countries. When asked at the Public Sector Innovation Summit how security protocols implemented in …

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President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, after a spate of high-profile government hackings in recent years, a senior administration official told reporters on a call. “I think the trend is going in the wrong direction on cyberspace,” Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert …

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Weekly Roundup March 13 – March 17, 2017: A Busy Week For the Trump Administration, GSA Successes & More

Weekly Roundup March 13 – March 17 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson It’s been a busy week for the Trump administration, with further federal budget alterations, official appointments and executive orders. The changes implemented by President Trump and his administration …

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