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IARPA Seeks Govt, Industry Participation in Chemical Change Detection Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will award up to $50,000 in cash prizes under a new competition that will seek algorithms designed to predict changes in a chemical’s infrared spectrum depending on the surface where it is deposited. IARPA’s Modeling of Reflectance Given Only Transmission of High-concentration Spectra for Chemical …

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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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IARPA Launches Satellite Imagery Analysis Automation Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a prize competition for interested participants to develop machine learning algorithms and automated methods to detect and categorize satellite imagery points of interest. IARPA’s functional Map of the World challenge seeks to automate identification of land, building and facility use through recognition and categorization of …

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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Monday President Donald Trump picked Brigati to help guide strategic policymaking for the federal government on areas such …

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