How modern analytics will inform government in 2017
. In 2016, a wave of self-service analytics swept across the enterprise. Governments began embracing the modern approach to business analytics, with IT and public sector leadership partnering to derive maximum value from their data. (StateScoop)
Internet of Things
Investors cheered when Google announced its reorganization into Alphabet in October 2015. The takeaway was its new penny-pinching CFO would ax company science projects and unlock shareholder value. (Forbes)
Tech groups want digital issues addressed in new NAFTA
. As the U.S. Trade Representative begins weighing changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, groups representing the nation's largest technology companies are pushing for digital provisions that address industry concerns about constraints on data and e-commerce. (ITI Mentioned, Politico)
Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy
. As the rules of global Internet develop and evolve, digital trade has risen in prominence on the global trade and economic agenda, but multilateral trade agreements have not kept pace with the complexities of the digital economy. (Bgov)
Farm Bureau: Change NAFTA, but spare farmers new trade barriers
. The American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday outlined changes it would like the Trump administration to pursue in the renegotiation of NAFTA, but also called on negotiators to protect market access U.S. farmers enjoy in Canada and Mexico. (Politico)
Supreme Court to rule on legality of patent review system
. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a federal administrative process frequently used by technology companies to ward off patent infringement lawsuits violates the constitutional rights of patent owners. (Reuters)
Ninth Circuit Court Declines to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban
. A West Coast federal appeals court on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from enforcing an executive order seeking to temporarily ban U.S. travel for people from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing another legal blow against the order. (Wall Street Journal)
Spicer says Trump's travel ban will ultimately prevail in court
. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that the U.S. needs "every available tool at our disposal" to keep terrorists out of the country, maintaining that President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order is lawful despite another legal setback earlier in the day. (Politico Pro)
Uber CEO Kalanick likely to take leave, SVP Michael out: source
. Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick is likely to take a leave of absence from the troubled ride-hailing company, but no final decision has yet been made, according to a source familiar with the outcome of a Sundayboard meeting. (Reuters)
How Uber's Chief Is Gaining Even More Clout in the Company
. Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, already wields plenty of control over the company because it is structured to favor its founders. But Mr. Kalanick is quietly amassing even more control than entrepreneurs typically enjoy at their start-ups. (New York Times)
In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing. The President will then meet with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with members of Congress. The President will then depart the White House for Joint Base Andrews, en route to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Obamacare victims. The President will then give remarks on healthcare. Later in the afternoon, the President will tour Waukesha County Technical College. The President will then lead a workforce development roundtable discussion. In the evening, the President will give remarks at a Friends of Governor Scott Walker reception. The President will then depart Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Washington, D.C., en route to the White House.
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
10:00 a.m.: Convene and begin consideration of the motion to discharge S.J.Res.42, relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles. Thereafter, resume consideration of S.722, the Iran Sanctions bill.
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