Transparency Report: Second Half of 2018 (LinkedIn Blog)

LinkedIn Blog: Transparency Report: Second Half of 2018. “As this report shows, the number of government requests for data about LinkedIn members continues to grow as our overall membership grows. As always, we continue to review each request carefully before taking any action, and we continue to notify affected members whenever the law allows it.”

Federal Reserve: Federal Reserve Board publishes transcripts of more than 50 interviews with former policymakers and former senior staff that chronicle nearly half a century of Federal Reserve history

Federal Reserve: Federal Reserve Board publishes transcripts of more than 50 interviews with former policymakers and former senior staff that chronicle nearly half a century of Federal Reserve history . “The interviews, including with former chairs Paul A. Volcker, Alan Greenspan, and Janet L. Yellen, provide personal recollections of important economic, monetary policy, and regulatory developments. They also provide impressions of life and culture at the Federal Reserve Board.”

Politico: National Archives joins investigation into Interior chief’s missing calendars

Politico: National Archives joins investigation into Interior chief’s missing calendars. “The National Archives and Records Administration gave the Interior Department until late April to address Democrats’ allegations that newly confirmed Secretary David Bernhardt may have been destroying his official calendars, according to a letter POLITICO obtained Friday.”

Watchdog: EPA data on sewer plant pollution is inaccurate (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Watchdog: EPA data on sewer plant pollution is inaccurate. “The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general says data released to the public about municipal sewer discharges is not accurate. The agency watchdog sent a letter to the head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention on Monday, warning that some information about hazardous substances released from publicly owned sewer systems is missing from a public database.”

Department of Energy: Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Develop Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools

Department of Energy: Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Develop Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools. “Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $20 million in funding to accelerate the incorporation of machine learning and artificial intelligence into energy technology and product design processes.”

FedTech Magazine: How AI Will Reshape the Federal Workforce

FedTech Magazine: How AI Will Reshape the Federal Workforce. “The Office of Management and Budget is preparing new policy guidance for how federal agencies should use automation technologies, paving the way for wider adoption of artificial intelligence in government. As agencies deploy more AI tools, however, they should do so in a way that is responsible, according to a recent report.”