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The latest developments around the fields of

  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

First Look: Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018 (HR 4796, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Provides relief from removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States before reaching the age of 18, improves border security, and fosters United States engagement in Central America.

Updated last April 20, 2018
for the 01/16/2018 version of HR 4796.

First Look: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Robotics/AI

Describes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nonbinding guidance to the automotive industry for improving motor vehicle cybersecurity

Updated last March 6, 2018
for the 10/28/2016 version of the document.

The District Court for the District of Columbia finds that certain records regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s use of drones were properly exempt from a request of action under the Freedom of Information Act (CREW v. DOJ)

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Upholds the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s decision to withhold records of drone usage, including domestic, when disclosing such records could impact national security, harm the competitiveness of contracted drone companies, or reveal law enforcement techniques.

Updated last February 23, 2018
for the 02/09/2016 decision.

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