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Alexandra Kelley

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Alexandra Kelley
Alexandra Kelley reports on emerging technology for Nextgov. Her most recent post was covering breaking news for The Hill where she focused on a variety of quantitative subjects, including Big Tech and the economy, in addition to covering the coronavirus pandemic since late 2019. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2017.
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New bill would unlock cybersecurity funding for small businesses

Sen. Maggie Hassan’s proposed law would help set up funds to protect smaller organizations from malware.

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Lumen tapped to upgrade Customs and Border Protection comms network

The communications company will overhaul CBP’s communications infrastructure and expand its network. 

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FBI, Verizon collaborate on $400M IT overhaul

The telecommunications giant will help the law enforcement agency improve connectivity and security for its acting agents. 

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TSA collaborates with European security, manufacturers to upgrade security tech

The Transportation Security Administration and Airports Council International Europe worked together to implement open architecture frameworks in screening technology.

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Lawmakers Quiz VA, Cerner Staff on Major EHR Problems

A House Veterans’ Affairs hearing examined why the agency’s EHR rollout continues to struggle, with lawmakers demanding Cerner address safety issues.

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GSA launches AI challenge inspired by pandemic needs

The General Services Administration is looking for contractors to build out federal AI tech in response to COVID-19.

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Biden Requests Significant IT, Cyber Investment Increases for 2023

Tech and cybersecurity spending would receive major boosts under President Joe Biden’s proposed 2023 budget.

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NIST Seeks Members For New IoT Advisory Board

The inaugural board will advise the Internet of Things Working Group on federal policies that may influence IoT development and security.

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Energy Launches New Program To Overhaul the U.S. Electrical Grid

Pursuant to President Biden’s sustainable energy plans, the Department of Energy launched a new initiative to restore the country’s electrical grid through expanded access and more resilient systems.

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Army Intel Division Plans Wide-Reaching IT Overhaul

The Intelligence and Security Command unit published a solicitation looking for a contractor to modernize its IT infrastructure, focusing on secure network and automation capabilities.