Army DoD military Defense AI

The U.S. Army is seeking intelligent automation, augmentation, and analytics (IA3) services and solutions “to harness the power of data, while improving operational efficiency and effectiveness” across the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies, according to a May 20 request for information (RFI).






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ECS Federal was awarded an $83 million artificial intelligence (AI) contract with the U.S. Army on April 23 to help prototype the tech over the next three years.






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The Army Research Laboratory is building a new service to study the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence (AI) and determine the learning methods that benefit both soldiers and tech, according to an April 20 presolicitation.






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The Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) is seeking a cloud-based tool for managing new talent recruitment and event management, according to an April 15 request for information (RFI).






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U.S. Army and industry researchers have developed a metric for neural networks that will measure next generation AI and machine learning (ML) algorithms’ reliability.






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The U.S. Army is seeing success in implementing machine learning (ML)— evidenced by improved classification of previously unknown data by 20 percent— and is developing a workforce culture where artificial intelligence (AI) adoption is possible.






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military healthcare, veterans healthcare

While a House Veterans Affairs’ panel investigated the cause of delayed rollout of electronic health records (EHR) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee investigated a similar question during a hearing on the Defense Health Program.






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Modernization, Army, cybersecurity, technology
Modernization, Army, cybersecurity, technology

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is researching protypes to detect misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information campaigns in real time, according to a request for information (RFI) released by the agency on Dec. 12.






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The U.S. Army has appointed Paul Puckett the first director of its Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) within the Army’s office of the CIO, effective Nov. 25.  He was Chief Technology Officer for Federal at Pivotal Software, a cloud platform and consulting company.






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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sent a Nov. 7 letter to U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy expressing concern about the use of China-owned social media platforms including TikTok by Army personnel in their personal and official capacities.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) is partnering with Defense Digital Service (DDS) and HackerOne to launch the second Hack the Army bug bounty challenge. The challenge, which will run from Oct. 9 to Nov. 8, encourages hackers to attack more than 60 publicly accessible web assets to improve the DoD’s cyber defenses.






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Federal Cloud Flag

The Army Futures Command (AFC) has established cloud as a foundational part of its IT strategy, but is considering the possibility of moving all applications to its cloud-based Unified Data Environment, as noted in a request for information released October 1.






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The Army is establishing new cyber and electronic warfare units for multi-domain operations, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the branch has not fully assessed the risk of activating some of its units at an accelerated pace and is facing staffing, equipping, and training challenges.






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