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'Avoid a precautionary approach' to AI regulation

In a new memo, the Office of Management and Budget gives agencies guidance on how to regulate artificial intelligence applications produced for the U.S. market. The document states that "agencies must avoid a precautionary approach that holds AI systems to an impossibly high standard such that society cannot enjoy their benefits and that could undermine America’s position as the global leader in AI innovation." Dave Nyczepir has more.

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Bad IT hampered DHS from reuniting separated families

When Customs and Border Protection went to reunite families it previously separated at the border, known issues with legacy systems kept the agency from doing so. That's according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general. The lack of a unified IT system that could track separated families led CBP agents to adopt "ad hoc" methods of tracking migrants. The report found "widespread errors" in agency methods that stymied the ongoing reunification process. Jackson Barnett has this one.

AI in space

NASA has ambitious plans to get back to the moon. And when it gets there, it wants to make sure helmet-to-helmet communications are clear. NASA CDO Ron Thompson said at FedTalks Wednesday that artificial intelligence can play a key role in fixing any broken communications transmitted in space, and discussed that agency's work in that area. More from NASA's use of data and AI.

Basil Parker to be appointed Federal CIO

In case you missed it, the president announced Tuesday that he will appoint a new Federal CIO. Basil Parker will be the administrator of the Office of Electronic Government in the Office of Management and Budget, a position better known as the Federal CIO. Parker has spent the past nine months as chief of staff of the Office of Personnel Management and before that was the agency's senior adviser for IT and cyber workforce development. Dave has more.


How the pandemic changed the future of government work

Federal, state and local government leaders discuss how cloud- and AI-enabled tools are enabling mission, in a series on a future-ready government. The insights show that because of the shutdown, there is an intensive push across government to phase out legacy systems faster and implement advanced technology tools to deliver services more effectively. Read more from our government leaders.

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