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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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Legislative Update: Data Privacy Laws

In today’s legislative update, we review the California Consumer Privacy Act and some of the other state laws that has inspired across the country. California At the end of June 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) into law. The most sweeping data privacy law in the United States to date, the CCPA has been described as the “almost GDPR in America,” a reference to […]

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The Democratic Medicare for All Proposal

The Medicare for All Act of 2019 introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and 106 House Democrats would create a universal, single-payer health program. The bill (H.R. 1384) would provide comprehensive health-care benefits at no cost to patients, replacing health insurance. However, the measure does not include provisions to pay for the program, though Rep. Jayapal said she is considering several options including increasing corporate taxes, increasing income taxes on […]

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DMGS Week in Review – March 17, 2019

Legislative Update – Connecticut Recreational Marijuana  At a news conference on Thursday, leaders from the Connecticut House of Representatives outlined what appears to be the comprehensive proposal that will be making its way through the legislature this year. In this week’s Legislature Update here, we have detailed some of the major policy points of the proposal. This Week in the States Alabama – Gov. Kay Ivey signs Alabama gas tax […]

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