The House Oversight and Reform Committee has scheduled voting on a bill to be newly introduced to boost training for federal employees on artificial intelligence, to include information about how AI works, introductory concepts relating to the technological features of AI systems, ways AI can benefit the federal government, risks posed by AI and risk mitigation strategies, and future AI trends.
Also set for voting in the committee are:
* HR-6104, to create an office within OPM to oversee the government’s various internship and fellowship-type programs and create a central website for such programs; require each agency to have an official responsible for coordinating such programs; require that program participants are paid rather than unpaid; and provide successful participants credit in competitive hiring.
* HR-521, to preserve the special retirement benefits of law enforcement officers who become disabled in the line of duty and are reassigned to a different position in the civil service that is not covered under the same retirement program.
* HR-7331, to have the GAO submit an annual report listing recommendations it has made but that agencies have not carried out, including the amount of time the recommendations have been unimplemented and recommendations for any actions by Congress.
* HR-7535, to set standards for making agency IT systems resistant to quantum computing technology that holds the potential for overcoming current encryption protections.
* HR-4176, to require agencies that collect demographic survey data to assess methods for incorporating questions about sexual orientation and gender identity into existing surveys where appropriate.