A subcommittee of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recommended on June 30 that the Federal government dramatically increase funding for non-defense artificial intelligence technologies in order to ensure U.S. world leadership in development and deployment of the technology. […]

In order to overcome systematic racial biases that can show up in algorithms, three scholars at a June 19 Brookings Institution webinar suggested putting recognition of historical racial bias at the center of algorithm development from the very beginning of the design process.






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Two senators introduced a bill this week that would address artificial intelligence (AI) workforce development for the Department of Defense and implement several recommendations from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.






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The recently established Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) at the Department of Energy (DOE) expressed interest in hosting sector-specific grand challenges that advance AI tech innovation to support U.S. AI leadership, per a June 10 request for information (RFI).






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Autonomous cybersecurity is changing the way the government protects and secures its crucial data. By leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, agencies can respond to cyber threats in real time and more efficiently than ever. MeriTalk connected with Dr. Matt McFadden, Cyber Director, GDIT to discuss this burgeoning field.






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A confluence of trends – including ever-mounting cyber attacks, expanding network attack surfaces stemming from increased teleworking during the coronavirus pandemic, and an enduring shortage of skilled cybersecurity workforce talent – is creating demand for more autonomous cybersecurity technologies.






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When the Department of Defense awarded a big artificial intelligence tech contract earlier this month, it marked one of the department’s first attempts at building its AI ethical principles into a request for proposals.






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The vast majority of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) stakeholders agree that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to greatly improve GEOINT effectiveness, according to a recent report from MeriTalk and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). However, GEOINT stakeholders must address the AI skills gap before those benefits can be realized






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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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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a five-year, $800 million task order today to support warfighting operations with AI-based solutions.






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The Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service released a May 2020 issue brief examining artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) from a cybersecurity perspective with a list of questions for policymakers to consider.






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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its Insider Threat Roadmap on May 14, with details on how the agency plans to use emerging tech and advanced analytics to mitigate risks. 






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General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced on May 11 that it has won a $50 million contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to support the agency’s expansion and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).






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The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is seeking better data management for AI-based predictive maintenance on aircrafts, according to a May 7 request for information (RFI).






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In a request for information (RFI), the U.S. Navy is seeking technologies to assist IT staff in correcting technical issues in data centers in enterprise networks. “The United States Navy is assessing the global impact of transformative technologies that enable IT professionals to perform at an expert level despite not having sufficient IT staff with […] […]

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