Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (15 October)

Further Reading  “Amazon to escape UK digital services tax that will hit smaller traders” By Mark Sweney — The Guardian. According to media reports, the United Kingdom’s (UK) new digital services tax will not be levied on goods Amazon sells directly to consumers. Rather, the new tax HM Revenue and Customs will be on the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (15 October)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 October)

Further Reading  “False Rumors Often Start at the Top” By Shira Ovide — The New York Times. This piece traces how misinformation can arise from poorly phrased or ambiguous statements and utterances from authorities or famous people. Throw in a very liberal dose of people misinterpreting, and it’s a miracle there’s any clear communication online.“With … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 October)

Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part VI

At this point, Congress is just looking to organize U.S. AI efforts, maximize resources, and better understand the field. Today, let us survey bills on artificial intelligence (AI), an area of growing interest and concern among Democratic and Republican Members. Lawmakers and staff have been grappling with this new technology, and, at this point, are … Continue reading Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part VI

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (8 September)

Here is today’s Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on 9 September on "U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges” to “evaluate key developments in China's economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020.”On 10 September, the General … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (8 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 September)

Here is today’s Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on 9 September on "U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges” to “evaluate key developments in China's economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020.”On 10 September, the General … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 August)

Here are today's Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 10 September, the General Services Administration (GSA) will have a webinar to discuss implementation of Section 889 of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019” (P.L. 115-232) that bars the federal government and its contractors from buying … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 August)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (15 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 18 August, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the “Bias in AI Workshop, a virtual event to develop a shared understanding of bias in AI, what it is, and how to measure it.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (15 August)

NSA Location Data Guidance

The U.S. signals intelligence agency releases guidance on mobile device location services that should not shock anyone versed in cybersecurity. Why the agency did so is the question.    The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued guidance for those who work for the United States’ (U.S.) security services and military on how to limit their … Continue reading NSA Location Data Guidance

U.S. Announces Plan To Release Prized Mid-Band Spectrum For 5G

The U.S. government has rolled out a plan to make available desirable mid-band spectrum in an arrangement under which the military would share with commercial providers. However, these new frequencies would be used in mid-2022 at the earliest.    The White House and the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DOD) will share a prime … Continue reading U.S. Announces Plan To Release Prized Mid-Band Spectrum For 5G

Federal Software Hearing

Through the prism of the US’ inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a House committee chewed over familiar issues plaguing the US’ government’s technology use and modernization efforts. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. … Continue reading Federal Software Hearing