District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into effect last week an order that outlines how her administration plans to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) solutions – aligned with D.C.’s values – in government services to better serve Washingtonians.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order (EO) that will create a task force to recommend policies for the responsible and effective use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technologies in state executive-branch agencies.

Feds Warn of Chinese Hack Into US Critical Infrastructure
Federal agencies called on all organizations today to urgently implement a series of cybersecurity actions after discovering that a Chinese-based hacking group has compromised the IT environments of multiple U.S. critical infrastructure organizations – with the end goal of a future cyberattack.

The Biden-Harris administration this week announced the creation of the AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC), which will unite more than 200 AI creators and users, academics, government and industry researchers, and civil society organizations in support of the development and deployment of safe and trustworthy AI.

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Senate Finance Committee leadership released a bipartisan framework of legislation on Feb. 8 that would make key improvements to the nation’s unemployment insurance (UI) system, including the implementation of new technology.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has officially launched its new #Protect2024 website that aims to help state and local election officials across the country ensure a safe and secure election process.

A new report from the nonprofit Internet Safety Labs (ISL) finds significant disparities in K-12 school technology practices that impact privacy, especially in low-income schools and schools with majority black or indigenous students.

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Maria College, a private college in Albany, N.Y., announced the opening of its new Center for Academic Innovation (CAI), which includes more than 1,000 square feet of extended reality (XR) technologies to train students in nursing, anatomy and physiology, and human biology.

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