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Alexandra Kelley

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.
Tech & Data

Biden Spurs U.S. Biotechnology with New Order

In a surprise executive order, President Biden directed more federal resources to go toward establishing a competitive U.S. biomanufacturing sector to support independence in key input ingredients.

Tech & Data

White House Team Unveils New Recommendations for US Semiconductor Industry Growth

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology introduced new advice to help successfully implement the CHIPS Act and develop an advanced U.S. semiconductor market.

Infrastructure

Energy Department Seeks Input on $10B Electric Grid Overhaul

Modernization of the nation's grid to increase clean energy sources and reliability is a key part of President Biden’s sweeping infrastructure agenda.

Tech & Data

Bipartisan Senators Want Commodity Regulations For Cryptocurrency

A new bill would task the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with imposing more consumer protections and other oversight regulations on digital asset trading.

Infrastructure

Bill Aims To Reclassify Broadband As Essential To Promote Net Neutrality

Two Democratic senators unveiled a new bill to codify broadband as an essential service and prevent discriminatory practices.

Tech & Data

Census Bureau Launches Interactive Demographic Map

The My Community Explorer tool aims to provide transparency on racial and income data across the country.

Tech & Data

Lawmakers Request Support in Broadband Rollouts

House Democrats asked the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to help make good on broadband development with bipartisan infrastructure funding.

Tech & Data

Schools Would Receive Funding for Cyber Education Programs Under Bipartisan Bill

The proposed Cybersecurity Grants For Schools Act establishes mandated federal grants to schools to promote cybersecurity education. 

Tech & Data

Commerce Issues States $277M in Grants to Build Out Broadband

Millions were dispersed across 12 states to develop stronger internet infrastructure, a key mission in the Biden administration agenda.

Infrastructure

Department of Energy Launches New Program To Overhaul US Electrical Grid

Engaging local, state and tribal governments will be a hallmark feature of the new initiative as the federal government works to expand access and make systems more resilient.

Tech & Data

Transportation Secretary Pushes for Government Support for Vehicle Innovation

Pete Buttigieg doubled down on the government's role in fostering a strong environment for emerging tech like electric cars and buses and automated vehicles. 

Tech & Data

White House AI Initiative Launches Public Research Support Tools

The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office opened a new page dedicated to providing AI researchers with sophisticated tools to bolster research projects.

Management

Report: US Workforce Falling Behind in Digital Skills

Experts advocate for strengthening K-12 school curriculum and tax breaks for reskilling existing workers.

Tech & Data

Senators Urge Better Cyber Protection For K-12 Schools

A recent Government Accountability Office report dove into how virtual classrooms are increasing vulnerability to ransomware and other cyber threats.

Tech & Data

Most Employees Want Stronger Cybersecurity Standards in the Workplace, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of respondents found national cybersecurity guidelines to be “extremely” or “very” valuable.

Tech & Data

Broadband Dominates Tech Funding In Infrastructure Bill

Funds will go to expanding broadband and 5G connectivity nationwide.

Tech & Data

Bill Supports the Expansion and Development of 6G Infrastructure

A bipartisan bill would establish a council to oversee and implement 6G broadband access across the country.