The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. This week in regulatory news, the U.S. government requests information on conflicting cybersecurity regulations at the federal, state, and local levels, China announces broad regulations for the use of generative AI, and more.
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Regulatory policies are ever-evolving and differ widely from coast to coast and around the world. We keep a pulse on the active world of regulation and licensing.

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. In this week's news, a Texas company sues Iowa for excessive licensing requirements for threaders, nurses face more licensing delays, and one state introduces new hospital policies to fight labor shortages.
Regulators around the world approach the process of regulation differently. In his efforts to determine what makes good regulation, Harry Cayton helped design what came to be called Right-touch regulation. In this series, Ariel Visconti explores what it is and how it is used in practice.
Dealing with complaints is a huge part of professional regulation. Like other countries, the U.S. deals with huge volumes of complaints. But where are we seeing the most? And in which industries? Jordan Milian explores.
At the simplest, professional associations serve the interests of members while regulators serve the interest of the public. But on closer inspection, it's more complicated than that. Ariel Visconti explores in this article on the differences between regulators and professional associations.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Oklahoma eliminates licensing barriers for people with criminal records, Louisiana Senate approves universal licensure recognition bill, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
Advocates of universal license recognition say that it can alleviate labor shortages and help skilled workers start practicing faster. But opponents argue that taking a "one-size-fits-all" approach can dilute or eliminate licensing requirements that exist to protect the public. We take a deeper look at the policy and its implementation.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss professional licensing reform in Georgia, calls for AI regulation in the U.S., a recent influx of nursing applicants in Nova Scotia, and much more.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Massachusetts gaming regulators review applications for mobile sports betting licenses, Kentucky expands assessment options for teachers, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. In this week's news, Kentucky moves to support better licensing for ex-criminals, a think tank calls for less occupational licensing regulation in Ohio, and Pennsylvania moves to improve the lives of veterans.
What exactly defines regulatory excellence? And how can regulators achieve it? In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) enlisted the help of experts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) to answer these questions. In this article, we break down the key findings of the PPR team’s final report, which provides a general framework that any regulator can use to chart their own path towards achieving regulatory excellence.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Jordan discuss a review commission's recommendations to address Virginia's teacher shortage, suggestions from U.K. architecture leaders to do away with educational requirements, and more.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. This week in regulatory news, Pennsylvania senators grill Shapiro Administration officials over license application processing times, New Hampshire lawmakers move to strike down Governor Sununu’s controversial licensing reform measures, and much more.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. This week in regulatory news, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo lifts a six-month regulatory freeze, Missouri lawmakers push for legislation that would enter the state into two new licensing compacts, and much more.
Kieran Walshe, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Manchester Business School, joins Paul Leavoy on Ascend Radio to discuss the benefits regulators can gain by building in-house research capacity and how any regulator – regardless of their size and resources – can get started.
Credentials are among the most sought-after pieces of data by malicious actors in the cybersecurity space. With the right set of passwords, a cybercriminal can breach many systems, accessing a treasure trove of other, more sensitive information. Here we break down the basics of credential security as well as measures regulators can take to safeguard electronic information.
Ascend Magazine covered a lot of ground in its inaugural year, investigating topics ranging from cannabis licensure in the U.S., to use cases of data virtualization in regulation. For our final article of 2022, we looked back on the year to recap the five articles that most fascinated our readers. 

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Review commission identifies barriers to entry for Virginia teachers: Weekly regulatory news

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
This week in regulatory news, a review commission identifies barriers to licensure amidst Virginia’s statewide teacher shortage, a U.K. architecture board recommends reforming educational requirements, and more.

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