Sens. Rob Portman, Martin Heinrich Present Bill to Boost DoD AI Workforce

AI Workforce

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced a bill that aims to fortify the artificial intelligence workforce at the Department of Defense. The Artificial Intelligence for the Armed Forces Act, a bipartisan bill, would require DoD to create and implement a program for AI training and certification, Portman's office said Tuesday.

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Pavilion Data Systems Provides HFA to Sony Innovation Studios; VR Satish Quoted

VR Satish

Pavilion Data Systems has announced that Sony Innovation Studios Inc., a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), will integrate Pavilion’s storage array as part of an easy to use, scalable and dense solution to support high speed protocols, the company reported on Wednesday.

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Fact Sheet Seeks to Help Federal Agencies Manage Encryption Keys to Safeguard Voice Communications

Encryption Keys

The National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SAFECOM) and the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications have released a fact sheet to help law enforcement and public safety agencies manage encryption keys in order to protect voice communications from unauthorized personnel.

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Tamr Government Solutions to Continue Dev’t of Traveller Screening Tech for DHS


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $813,000 to Tamr Government Solutions for the continued development of the company's automated traveler screening technology. DHS said Monday that it issued the award to have Tamr continue Open Source Global Travel Assessment System's development under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's fifth phase.

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USCYBERCOM Deploys Next-Gen Training Environment for 2020 ‘Cyber Flag’ Exercise


The U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has commenced this year’s Cyber Flag exercise with the inclusion of a next-generation remote training system called Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE), Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Cyber Flag will run through June 26 and involve teams from the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as allied nations.

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NIH Provides Data Analytics Platform for COVID-19 Research


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now offers an analytics platform through which COVID-19 researchers may analyze data for treatment studies and development. NIH said Monday that it launched this platform to support the National COVID Cohort Collaborative or N3C effort that aims to provide insight on health risks and other factors that may help scientists come up with treatments.

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Sen. Gary Peters Introduces Two Bills to Boost U.S. Cybersecurity

Gary Peters

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has presented two bills to bolster U.S. cybersecurity through economic planning, technical support and state-level response. The Continuity of Economy Act of 2020 would task the president to work with certain federal agencies on the formation of a strategy to guide economic protection during a serious cyber attack, Peters' office said Friday.

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