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Navy Challenges U.S. Citizens to Develop AI-Based Cybersecurity Systems

Jeff Brody

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command has launched a competition in search of cybersecurity technologies powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, DVIDS reported Monday

NAWAR is working with the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to sponsor the Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge or AI ATAC. The competition also calls for nontraditional businesses or other parties to participate and provide input.

“We need to get after faster solutions from sectors of industry outside our traditional partners and we want to lower any barrier to entry,” said John Armantrout, a deputy program manager within PEO C4I.

AI ATAC’s first place winner will receive $100,000 and the second placer will receive $50,000. The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will offer facilities for evaluation activities under the program. U.S. citizens may submit endpoint security technology proposals through Sept. 30. The Navy will announce winners in December.

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