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NSF, USDA, DHS, VA, DOT Partner to Foster AI Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a program that aims to pursue artificial intelligence research projects with partnering institutes. NSF said that it partnered with the departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Transportation to solicit for work under the National AI Research Institutes program.

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Millisa Gary to Lead AbilityOne Program at GSA

Millisa Gary, former procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, will go on to serve as program executive of AbilityOne, a government-led procurement effort to create more job opportunities for disabled Americans. She holds the task to ensure GSA awards fair-priced AbilityOne contracts, updates service offerings and supports the mission to employ for disabled U.S. citizens, Jeff Koses, the agency's senior procurement executive, wrote in a blog posted Monday.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Mark Sopp, EVP and CFO of KBR, His Third Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Mark Sopp, executive vice president and chief financial officer of KBR’s Government Services business, with his third Wash100 Award. Sopp was also a Wash100 Award recipient in 2015 and 2017.

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Katie Arrington: Pentagon’s Cyber Certification Model Specifically Designed for Small Businesses

Katie Arrington, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition for cyber, said the Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity certification model seeks to help small businesses comply with cyber controls through a tiered rating system depending on the platforms they are asked to protect, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday.

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Veronica Villalobos: OPM Eyes Rotational Program for Federal Reskilling Academy Graduates

Veronica Villalobos, principal deputy associate director of employee services at the Office of Personnel Management, said OPM plans to launch a program to help federal employees who graduated from the government’s reskilling academy further build up their skills through interagency rotations, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA Adds AI to Centers of Excellence Program’s List of Modernization Areas

Anil Cheriyan, deputy commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency’s Centers of Excellence program has made artificial intelligence its sixth modernization focus area, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

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FAA Fully Implements New Air Traffic Surveillance System

The Federal Aviation Administration has completed implementation of a new air traffic surveillance system across 155 airports. FAA said Monday that it activated the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast system at Ohio-based Akron-Canton Airport and Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport for the last batch of implementation.

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