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09/14/2022
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NIST and Google sign an agreement to produce new open-source chips. Democratic senators call on ICE to stop relying on data brokers. VMware settles cease-and-desist proceedings brought by the SEC. This is FedScoop for Sept. 14.

NIST and Google sign agreement to produce open-source chips

Securing the chip production supply chain and ensuring researchers have access to the technology needed for path-breaking research remain key priorities for the Biden administration. Under the new agreement, NIST will create up to 40 different circuit designs for chips and the first production round will be financed by Google. John Hewitt Jones has the story.


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Senators petition ICE to curtail ‘Orwellian’ use of facial recognition, surveillance technology

Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Ron Wyden, D-OR., have called on Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop using surveillance technology and to end the purchase of private information from data brokers. Nihal Krishan has the details.


VMware pays $8M to settle SEC cease-and-desist proceedings over prior revenue disclosures

VMware has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $8 million to settle proceedings brought against it by the Securities and Exchange Commission over prior order backlog and revenue management disclosures. John Hewitt Jones has the story.


Commerce identifies 15 vendors likely to win spots on $1.5B IT contract

CATTS is an IDIQ contract covering chief information officer support, digital document and records management, managed services outsourcing and consulting, IT operations and maintenance, IT services management and cybersecurity. Dave Nyczepir has the details.


VA plans to award sole-source training contract to support Oracle Cerner EHR migration

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a notice of intent to sole source a technology training contract for the agency’s Office of Information Technology to support of the transition to a modernized electronic health record. John Hewitt Jones has this as well.


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