TAG Capitol Update: September 2017

 

 

September 2017

       

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


Georgia Tech Guarantees Admission to Georgia’s Valedictorians, Salutatorians

 

The Georgia Institute of Technology will offer automatic acceptance to all Georgia high school valedictorians and salutatorians under a new program that goes into effect with this year’s graduating class. The initiative applies to students who graduate at the top of their class from any accredited Georgia public or private high school with 50 or more graduates. It is designed to increase exposure and access to Georgia Tech for the state’s most prepared students.



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Sen. P.K. Martin Holds First Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee  

 

Sen. P.K. Martin (R – Lawrenceville) held the first Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee on August 30, 2017. Senate Resolution 410, sponsored by Sen. Martin, created the Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee. Sen. Martin will serve as chair of the five member study committee. The goal of the study committee is to explore the possibility of information technology corridors throughout Georgia and to review current state incentives for future technology growth. The next study committee is scheduled to occur at the end of September 2017.


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Lt. Governor Cagle Hosts 2nd Annual GA CATT Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony

 

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle hosted the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (GA CATT) Program signing ceremony. Sixteen Georgia manufacturing companies signed their apprenticeship acceptance letter with twenty-one incoming high school sophomores who are part of the 2nd GA CATT cohort of Industrial Mechanics apprentices. This event was held to recognize the importance of workforce development through GA CATT, the first apprenticeship program of its kind for high school students in the United States. 


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Alumni from top Georgia incubator see 145% increase in funding this year 

 

Just-released figures by the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s technology incubator and the oldest startup incubator in the country, show that its portfolio companies raised more than double the amount of capital in the first half of 2017 than in the comparable period a year ago.


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Trump lifts Cyber Command status to boost cyber defense 

 

President Donald Trump said he was elevating the status of the Pentagon's U.S. Cyber Command to help spur development of cyber weapons to deter attacks and punish intruders. In a statement, Trump said the unit would be ranked at the level of Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations.

 

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Rep. Loudermilk Introduces Legislation to Modernize the Securities Exchange Act

 

Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after introducing bipartisan legislation to modernize the Securities Exchange Act:

“Regulatory agencies have a tendency to expand their reach into areas they should not be regulating and engage in mission creep, which can stifle innovation...Instead of trying to make new ideas fit into old, one-size-fits-all regulations, agencies should adjust to allow business and individuals the opportunity to grow. In order to update the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, I introduced H.R. 3555, the Exchange Regulatory Improvement Act." 

 

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Office of Science and Technology Policy FY19 Administration Research and Development Priorities

 

American leadership in science and technology is critical to achieving this Administration's highest priorities: national security, economic growth, and job creation. In spurring future advances, Federal funding of research and development (R&D) programs and research infrastructure can play a crucial supporting role. This memorandum highlights the Administration's R&D priority areas for formulating FY 2019 Budget submissions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

 

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In This Issue

State:

Georgia Tech Guarantees Admission to Georgia’s Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Sen. P.K. Martin Holds First Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee

Lt. Governor Cagle Hosts 2nd Annual GA CATT Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony


Alumni from top Georgia incubator see 145% increase in funding this year


Federal:
 

Trump lifts Cyber Command status to boost cyber defense 

 

Rep. Loudermilk Introduces Legislation to Modernize the Securities Exchange Act

 

Office of Science and Technology Policy FY19 Administration Research and Development Priorities

 

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