TAG Capitol Update: October 2017

 

 

 

October 2017

       

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


TAG Chili Cook Off

 

Join TAG on October 26th at Heritage Sandy Springs for our second annual TAG Chili Cook Off competition! Join local celebrities for this excellent opportunity for friendly competition, networking with your counterparts, and enjoying the best chili in town. The TAG chili cook off is a family friendly festival with cold beverages for all ages.

Sponsorship opportunities and team registrations are now open. Award and prize categories include: judge's choice, people's choice, and best decorated tent!

 

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Sen. Bruce Thompson to Host First Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Cyber Security Education 

 

Sen. Bruce Thompson (R- White) will host the first meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Cyber Security Education on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the Augusta University Jaguar Student Activities Center Coffeehouse, located on the second floor.


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Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed to Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee 

 

Sen. Lester Jackson (D – Savannah) has been appointed to the Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee as an Ex-Officio member by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.


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Georgia's Cyber Innovation and Training Lab to Strengthen Security Through Collaboration  

 

The $50 million cyberlab will bring together state government, academia, law enforcement and private-sector players in a bid to shore up the cyberworkforce and strengthen defenses.


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Deal announces senior leadership changes 

 

Gov. Nathan Deal announced senior administration nominations and appointments for multiple state agencies. Deal recommended Christopher Nunn to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Nunn’s appointment follows current DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles’ announcement that she will depart at the end of September for a position in the private sector. Deal also appointed Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) President Shawn Ryan to fill the position of Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS). 

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Expanding Access to High Quality STEM and Computer Science Education Provides More Pathways to Good Jobs  

 

Providing Pathways to Well Paying Jobs: President Donald J. Trump recognizes the important roles that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science education play in developing a new generation of American workers.

 

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Senators reach deal on self-driving car bill 

Two key senators announced that they have reached a bipartisan agreement that removes some regulations making it harder to get self-driving cars on roads.

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In This Issue

State:

TAG Chili Cook Off

Sen. Bruce Thompson to Host First Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Cyber Security Education


Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed to Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee

 

Georgia's Cyber Innovation and Training Lab to Strengthen Security Through Collaboration

 

Deal Announces Senior Leadership Changes




Federal:
 

Expanding Access to High Quality STEM and Computer Science Education Provides More Pathways to Good Jobs  

 

Senators Reach Deal on Self-Driving Car Bill 

 

 

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