The U.S. Navy has kicked off its Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge (AI ATAC), sponsored by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I). […]

The Defense Department’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is seeking to procure innovative commercial software and services solutions to provide comprehensive data management, end-to-end platform integration, and model/capabilities development for technologies to assist in disaster relief through a new pilot program.






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The Department of Commerce issued a request for information (RFI) for the Commerce CIO, Solutions and Partners (S&P) requirement, that supports the Office of Enterprise Services and Solutions (OESS) whose priority is delivering IT solutions.






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The Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is preparing to call for private sector technology pitches at “Solutions Meetings” that are planned for late summer and early fall in the northern Virginia area.






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MeriTalk announced July 8 that it purchased Cyber Smoke, which hosts bi-monthly gatherings of Federal IT and industry officials that have become “must-attend” exchanges for government and industry in the Washington area. Terms of the purchase from Intelvative were not disclosed.






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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated a Request for Quote (RFQ) to reflect its intention to procure commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) data subscription for blockchain ledger data.






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According to security researchers Chase Dardaman and Jason Wheeler, three security flaws in Zipato smart hubs can be used to unlock doors equipped with smart locks if the flaws are chained together.






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The U.S. Air Force announced in a press release the award to Accenture Federal Services of a Compute and Store agreement on June 21.






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The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has promoted Matthew Schruers from vice president of law and policy to chief operating officer.






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Seven companies – Box, Dropbox, Okta, Slack, Twilio, Workday, and Zendesk – announced the launch of the Enterprise Cloud Coalition (ECC) on June 13.






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News emerged on May 9 that a Russian hacker collective known as Fxmsp claimed to have breached three major U.S.-based antivirus companies. The hackers said they “worked tirelessly” for the first quarter of 2019 to obtain access to the companies’ internal networks, where they extracted sensitive antivirus source code, artificial intelligence models, web security software, and security plug-ins.






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The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council, or ACT-IAC, announced the results of its elections for members of its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Executive Committee.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) dropped a list of 22 new vendor agreements to provide Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiatives at agencies with more options for advancing their IT modernization initiatives.






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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a total value of $49 million over a five-year base period to provide AI technologies through HHS’ Program Support Center.






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NTT DATA Federal Services Corporation has been awarded a five-year, $218 million contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide operations and maintenance support to improve USAID infrastructure and operations, the company announced.






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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Department of Defense (DoD) on behalf of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), alleging that the Pentagon neglected its duty to consult with the union on 1,200 IT personnel transfers to the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA).






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The Defense Security Service has awarded a $75 million contract to Perspecta through an other transaction agreement (OTA) that will work to add advanced AI to backend systems and modernize the vetting processes of security clearance personnel for the National Background Investigation Service (NBIS).






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