Trump moves against Huawei, Chinese vendors | House forms group to advance rural broadband | Opinion: States are in cyberattack crosshairs
May 16, 2019
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Trump moves against Huawei, Chinese vendors
President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that lets the government block technology trade if it thinks the equipment poses a security risk -- a move expected to affect Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Separately, the Commerce Department barred firms from supplying US-based technology to Huawei without special licenses.
Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (5/16),  The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (5/15),  CNBC (5/16) 
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House forms group to advance rural broadband
House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., has formed a House group designed to find ways to bring broadband service to underserved rural areas. The House (Democratic) Task Force on Rural Broadband has several priorities including "ensuring that federal funding for rural broadband is spent effectively."
Broadcasting & Cable (5/13) 
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Opinion: States are in cyberattack crosshairs
Govs. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas teamed up with Thomas Kennedy, CEO of Raytheon, to raise awareness that interconnectivity puts states "on the front lines" of cybersecurity. Responding to cyberconcerns requires that all states work together, they write, because the sharing of information is essential to preventing potentially devastating attacks and recovering from successful ones.
Fox News (5/15) 
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Why Does Equipment Need Seismic Compliance?
Learn why seismic resilience is an integral part of product, equipment and critical facility or building design and how a comprehensive approach can ensure the right outcome.
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Technology Trends
AI chip design firm unveils a deep learning processor
Israeli startup Hailo is sampling its Hailo-8 deep learning processor, which is said to offer up to 26 tera operations per second for applications in automotive electronics and other fields. The artificial intelligence chip design startup last year received $12.5 million in Series A funding.
TechCrunch (5/14) 
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Company building car-charging electric road
The battery is the most expensive part of an electric vehicle, and one company is working on a solution to that and more. Elonroad's electric road charges electric vehicle batteries as the vehicles drove down the road; construction on the road is to start next year, and if the road works, it could mean that vehicle batteries could be smaller, which would save money and other resources.
Fast Company online (5/11) 
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Career & Workforce Development
8 ways to create professional development opportunities
Managers have many tactics available for creating informal professional development opportunities, including offering a higher volume of focused work, finding ways to fill in organizational gaps and encouraging volunteer work, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. "You and the employee must align with growth goals and develop a plan to create not just business but also developmental outcomes," she writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (5/9) 
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IEEE-USA InSight Podcast: Episode 30
This month, learn about the IEEE-USA Salary Survey, WISE engineering internship program in Washington, D.C. and the power of self-awareness. We also cover upcoming conferences, the latest e-books, and interview volunteer Jay Diepenbrock about IEEE-USA's "MOVE" disaster response vehicle. IEEE-USA InSight
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EVO19 Leadership Conference
IEEE-USA's flagship event for active and emerging leaders will challenge you to think differently, develop important new relationships with industry peers and gain valuable insights with speakers from HP, Adobe, GameFace Labs, CyberSN and more. Take your career to the next level this Aug. 2-3 in Pittsburgh. Learn more.
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