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AI Funding in the FY2020 Budget

The federal government is poised to invest roughly $4.9 billion in unclassified artificial intelligence and machine learning-related research & development in fiscal year 2020. The number of AI-related programs has ballooned compared with fiscal 2019. The Defense Department (DoD) plans to allocate $4 billion toward artificial intelligence and machine learning R&D activities in fiscal 2020, a sizeable increase above fiscal 2019 spending levels. The cornerstone of the Pentagon’s AI program, […]

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DMGS Week In Review – February 17, 2019

Legislative Update: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency One of the top tech trends over the last several years has been the increasingly growing use of blockchain technology and related cryptocurrencies. Since we last reviewed the topic in an August 2018 blog post, there have been some new developments in the state-level regulatory framework, and there appear to be new items not far over in the horizon here in 2019. Read more […]

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Legislative Update: AZ, CO, NM, & UT

Arizona Gov. Ducey Names Kyl as McCain Successor After the passing of Sen. John McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to serve out the remainder of the late senator’s six-year term. Ducey commented at the press conference announcing his selection that “now is not the time for newcomers and not the time for on-the-job training.” Further that Kyl is a “beacon of integrity, highly regarded by […]

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Legislative Update: Four Corners Region

Arizona Legislative Highlights for Education in Arizona Amid talks of teacher raises dominating the news from this year’s legislative session, the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, and the state’s various vocational school will realize an increase in funding from the 2018 session.  Additionally, $1 million was allocated for a new initiative to instruct teachers in coding, which will then, in turn, be taught to students. Trump Appointee Takes […]

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