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Q&A: The troubling implications of normalizing encryption backdoors — for government use

The Last Watchdog

Should law enforcement and military officials have access to a digital backdoor enabling them to bypass any and all types of encryption that exist today? The disturbing thing is that in North America and Europe more and more arguments are being raised in support of creating and maintaining encryption backdoors for government use. Here are excerpts edited for clarity and space: LW: What’s wrong with granting governments the ability to break encryption?

Is the federal government ready for robotic process automation?

CGI

Is the federal government ready for robotic process automation? Robotic process automation (RPA) has come into its own, and many organizations are gaining efficiencies by automating repetitive, rules-based tasks. Don’t think of the shambling, clanking humanoid automatons from 1950s sci-fi, or even the sleek bomb-disposal robots used today by the military and police departments. CGI will present a case study of RPA on the second day of the event.