Media Coverage

Oct. 9, 2017

N&C Wins Baltimore Startup of the Year Award from

BALTIMORE — Notice and Comment Inc. (N&C) recently won Tech Startup of the Year in’s 5th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards, presented at a ceremony during the BIW17 Innovation Celebration.

Aug. 25, 2017

N&C Nominated by for Baltimore Startup of the Year

BALTIMORE — Notice and Comment Inc. (N&C) has been nominated for Tech Startup of the Year in’s 5th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards, a competition featuring the most promising leaders in the metro area’s tech startup community.

July 11, 2017

At Notice and Comment, Artificial Intelligence Transforms Regulatory Process

MDBIZ News, a publication of the MD Dept. of Commerce, highlights Regendus and its role in transforming the regulatory process after recently completing a $275,000 financing round.

June 28, 2017

N&C Inc. Raises $275,000, CEO Profiled in

With a fresh round of $275,000 in equity investment, N&C Inc. and its CEO John Davis are profiled in the tech business journal Davis discusses how the pursuit of effective advocacy in the rulemaking process drives the company's overall mission and product development.


Mar. 3, 2017

Regendus Featured in Report about Rule Making Process

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s news service Circa features N&C and Regendus in a report about modernizing the federal regulatory system, using new technologies that encourage public participation and produce fairer outcomes.


Feb. 2, 2017

Notice & Comment/Regendus Named to Top 20 List of Startups, a technology business news publisher and events producer, has identified N&C as one of the hottest startups in Baltimore for 2017.

September 2015

Baltimore magazine: ETC President Deb Tillett Interviews N&C CEO John W. Davis II

A friendly conversation about the joys of startups and entrepreneurship conducted at the Emerging Technology Center in Baltimore, home to N&C headquarters.

OpEd Articles by N&C CEO John W. Davis II

Aug. 8, 2017

How AI Can Help With the Ever-Growing Email Deluge

Political advocates and campaign managers have a new tool to help them sift through the deluges of words contained in everything from emails to opposition research.

July 31, 2017

Making an impactful public comment in a power player-dominated debate

As a former debate coach and trial lawyer, I am constantly encouraging folks to engage in the public notice and comment process. Along with voting in elections and serving on juries, it’s a way to directly impact government, but too few people are aware of how the system works or how to influence it.

July 21, 2017

Winning in Rulemaking, Instead of in Criminal Court

Earlier this month, the Nashville District Attorney completely retired charges against a man named Christopher Miller who was arrested in May by the city’s police for attempting to sell the botanical substance called kratom.

June 19, 2017

Trump Tobacco Policy Takes on Bootlegger-Baptist Coalition

In March, 2017, the FDA under the new Trump administration announced it was delaying for a full year the effective date of a regulation which would seriously restrict the rapidly growing market for non-traditional tobacco products, in particular e-cigarettes.

March 28, 2017

A critical piece missing from Sen. Lankford’s regulation reform package

A new “package of regulatory reform bills” introduced to the U.S. Senate represents an ambitious and laudable effort, but additional measures to require more metadata and standardization would take it further in the right direction.

April 10, 2017

The case for grammar cops in every regulatory agency

If copy edit desks work for newspapers and magazines, why shouldn't regulatory agencies also use them, in the interest of clear communication with the public?

Feb. 13, 2017

Nation should reach for low hanging fruit in trimming regulation

President’s Trump’s executive order to eliminate two regulations for every new one issued presents a unique and complex challenge for agency rule makers. NLP tech can help identify the most obvious candidates for the chopping block.

Feb. 1, 2017

Reed Cordish has golden opportunity to smash regulatory stovepipes

The appointment to a newly created position as advisor to the President for intragovernmental and technology initiatives could lead the way toward more streamlined regulatory rule making processes.

Jan. 20, 2017

Why less regulation often means more regulation

If the federal government begins unwinding regulations according to the President’s new Executive Order, it’s likely the states will step into the “void,” creating a more complex landscape for companies doing business across borders within the U.S.

Jan. 3, 2017

Government regulation doesn’t have to stay stuck in the 20th century

Agency rule making personnel sometimes spend as much as 40% of their time with mundane tasks such as sorting and batching public comments. With NLP, the process can be greatly accelerated, saving significant amounts of time and money.

Dec. 19, 2016

FCC needs to change course under threats to net neutrality

The Trump Administration has indicated Net Neutrality rules might be revisited. Before that happens, the Commission could avoid past procedural delays by joining the federal eRulemaking process.

Oct. 14, 2016

Veterans shouldn't have to wait

It took the VA months to consider a tidal wave of public comments about expanding license nurse practitioner’s ability to provide medical care to veterans. Only one person was responsible for the initial manual review of an unexpected tsunami of comment data.