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International Cryptocurrency Developments

RUSSIA AND CRYPTOCURRENCY[1] Russia has struggled to pass cryptocurrency reform for over two years, since January 2018. Various government agencies and the central bank worked on several different bills—including the law on digital financial assets and the law on crowdfunding—without regularly consulting one another. While the law on crowdfunding passed this August, going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, the law on digital financial assets was fought over until the […]

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Tri-State Infrastructure: Developing the Future

PENNSYLVANIA Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pennsylvania and federal transportation officials have designated hundreds of miles of Alternative Fuel Corridors through a federal program, the 2015 “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” or FAST Act, designed to help the state prepare hundreds of miles of highway for less reliance on gasoline in the future. Officials hope that the program will reduce concerns around electric vehicle range by providing charging state gaps found outside of […]

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The Week Ahead in Washington | April 5, 2019

Democratic legislators in the House will be working on priorities for internet regulation and fiscal 2020 spending next week, while the Senate returns to confirm more of President Donald Trump’s nominees under an expedited process after Senate Republicans jettisoned the Senate’s deliberative process for executive nominees this week. The House could also take up legislation also supported by Senate tax writers to overhaul the IRS as tax day approaches April […]

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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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