U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D, N.Y., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., speak to reporters following a Senate Forum on Artificial Intelligence in the Russell Senate Office Building on October 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

With AI development, Schumer says U.S. needs to hold competitive edge on China for national security

The Senate Majority Leader’s last AI forum focused on the importance of balancing national security with AI innovation in the race against China, efforts that also involve…
Committee chairman Sen. Joe Manchin speaks with ranking member Sen. John Barrasso as they arrive for a Senate Energy Committee hearing on Capitol Hill September 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At Senate hearing, lawmakers zero in on federal AI research goals, risks

Several topics came up in the hearing, including U.S. competitiveness with China, the threat of misinformation, the state of American supercomputers, and the prospect of using AI…
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst speaks during the third installment of The Senate Project at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on June 12, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Sen. Ernst calls for federal IGs to investigate employees ‘phoning it in’ during telework

In addition to impacts on service delivery, Ernst wants to know worksite attendance rates at each agency and if steps have been taken "to adjust bureaucrats’ location-based…
The Capitol dome is seen early Wednesday morning before Amb. William Taylor And Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent testify at the first public impeachment hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Trade group calls for omnibus spending bill to include $100M for Technology Modernization Fund

The Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) in a missive called for lawmakers to adopt language that would provide $100 million for the Technology Modernization Fund.
John Sherman presents a keynote address from the Pentagon Briefing Room for the Cyber Beacon virtual event, Dec. 3, 2020. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

John Sherman confirmed, sworn in as DOD CIO

Sherman takes over the role in a permanent capacity after serving in an acting capacity for most of the year.