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09/21/2022
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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommends the creation of a $500M fund to support semiconductor startups. Rep. Rosendale questions the size of the penalty imposed on Oracle-Cerner amid EHR failures. Winners are announced for this year's Sammies. This is FedScoop for Sept. 21.

President’s science and tech advisors recommend Commerce launch $500M fund for semiconductor startups

In a report published Tuesday the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology recommended the National Semiconductor Technology Center create a $500 million investment fund for startups by the end of 2023. Such a fund is intended to support innovation by allowing the Department of Commerce to invest directly in semiconductor companies at the seed and pre-seed stage. Dave Nyczepir has the story.


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Rep. Rosendale questions size of penalty imposed on Cerner-Oracle by VA amid electronic health record system failures

At a House hearing Tuesday, Rep. Rosendale, R-Mont., cited a figure of $156,750 that according to the lawmaker the VA has withheld from the technology giant, and contrasted this with number of outages that have occurred since the rollout of the EHR system. Nihal Krishan has the details.


Labor Department emerging tech chief among Sammies award winners

Krista Kinnard has won the emerging leaders medal for her work automating administrative processes across the agency at this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America awards. She received the accolade for using robotic process automation to slash the time needed to format and organize personnel performance reviews from 40 hours to under three minutes. John Hewitt Jones has the story.


IRS picks 8 new members for electronic tax filing advisory committee

The Internal Revenue Service has named eight new members of its Electronic Tax Filing Administration Advisory Committee, which provides a public forum for the airing of electronic tax administration issues and for promoting paperless filing of tax returns. John Hewitt Jones has this also.


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