If Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) has his way, self-driving cars will anchor an artificial intelligence revolution in his state and create a new Silicon Valley. But Peters, who co-founded the Senate Smart Transportation Caucus, faces an uphill climb as safety advocates and industry members clash over the government’s role in accommodating autonomous vehicles.
If Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) has his way, self-driving cars will anchor an artificial intelligence revolution in his state and create a new Silicon Valley. But Peters, who co-founded the Senate Smart Transportation Caucus, faces an uphill climb as safety advocates and industry members clash over the government’s role in accommodating autonomous vehicles.
Because women are underrepresented in the sectors where automation is likely to generate demand for skilled human workers, women will lose jobs to automation at almost twice the rate of men.
Because women are underrepresented in the sectors where automation is likely to generate demand for skilled human workers, women will lose jobs to automation at almost twice the rate of men.
As the Federal Communications Commission crafts rules for future auctions, it should allow spectrum to go to its highest and best use based on a competitive auction open to all participants.
As the Federal Communications Commission crafts rules for future auctions, it should allow spectrum to go to its highest and best use based on a competitive auction open to all participants.
When the Federal Communications Commission made its decision two years ago to regulate the internet as a public utility, the harm came to small towns and rural communities almost immediately. Internet companies nationwide slowed or stopped plans to invest in improving and expanding their services due to new legal and compliance costs.
When the Federal Communications Commission made its decision two years ago to regulate the internet as a public utility, the harm came to small towns and rural communities almost immediately. Internet companies nationwide slowed or stopped plans to invest in improving and expanding their services due to new legal and compliance costs.
In Senate Judiciary Committee testimony Wednesday, Comey pushed for reauthorization of a surveillance provision the intelligence community views as a vital counterterrorism tool — despite a recent signal from a key House member suggesting reform will be necessary before the provision is extended past its expiration date at the end of the year.
In Senate Judiciary Committee testimony Wednesday, Comey pushed for reauthorization of a surveillance provision the intelligence community views as a vital counterterrorism tool — despite a recent signal from a key House member suggesting reform will be necessary before the provision is extended past its expiration date at the end of the year.
Debate over how to best protect the open internet has hit Congress, with Republicans pushing to undo the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules and Democrats fighting to preserve them.
Debate over how to best protect the open internet has hit Congress, with Republicans pushing to undo the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules and Democrats fighting to preserve them.
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Tech Brief: FCC Faces Scrutiny for Reporter ‘Manhandling’ Incident

After the National Press Club issued a release reporting that a journalist had been “manhandled” by security guards at a Federal Communications Commission press conference, Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) wrote a letter asking FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for details surrounding the incident and assurances it won’t happen again. They requested a response by May 26.

Tech Brief: GSA Launches Civilian Bug Bounty Program

A public-private U.S. effort to stem cyberattacks is underway as the General Services Administration partners with HackerOne to incentivize the discovery of web vulnerabilities in a “bug bounty” program. Researchers would give the government time to fix problems before the vulnerabilities become public.

Tech Brief: Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Donald Trump issued a long-awaited executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity, including implementing reviews of security practices and digital vulnerabilities. Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to play a major role as leader of the administration’s Office of American Innovation.

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