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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Trend: Increasing Transparency & Streamlining Governance of Federal Power Regulation

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Energy

Increasing transparency and citizen engagement with federal power regulatory bodies, including the Department of Energy and its Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and federally-held corporations such as the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Pups for Patriots Act of 2017 (HR 3335, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to enter into contracts with qualified nonprofit organizations to provide service dogs to eligible veterans with a mental health mobility disorder related to post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury.

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (HR 2810 / S 1519, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; establishes certain requirements and programs related to traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, artificial intelligence, drones, and biological engineering / genetic enhancement.

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