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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Intends to Upgrade Launchers on Destroyers for Hypersonic Weapons

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, said the U.S. Navy plans to upgrade launchers on its Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to accommodate hypersonic missiles, Defense News reported Sunday. “Vertical launch system has been a real game-changer for us."

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DoD’s Laser Device Could Help ID People Through Cardiac Signature

An infrared laser device developed for the Department of Defense could help authorities identify individuals from a distance through their unique cardiac signatures, the MIT Technology Review reported Thursday. The Jetson device uses the laser vibrometry technique to detect the heartbeat-linked surface movement from a distance of up to 219 yards or approximately 200 meters.

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Brian Thomas: NASA Eyes AI, Machine Learning Use in Four Categories

Brian Thomas, a data scientist at NASA and program manager for Open Innovation, said the space agency is looking to advance the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in aeronautics, human capital, information technology support and operations, Federal Times reported Friday. Thomas said on Wednesday that NASA plans to use AI and ML technologies to help with antenna positioning operations in order to facilitate contact with satellites during the AI World Government Conference. 

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USAF Leads Program to Sustain Older Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has engaged in a public-private partnership to address the supply needs for sustaining older aircraft. Air Force Research Laboratory leads the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment program to sustain older aircraft via advanced manufacturing and digital technologies, the service branch said Thursday.

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ODNI Creates Tech Innovation Unit

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has created a new unit focused on the deployment of innovative technologies to the 17 intelligence community agencies as well as government entities. ODNI said on Wednesday that the Lateral Innovation division operates under the Transformation and Innovation Office within the agency’s Strategy and Engagement Component. 

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DHS, Canada Apply AI to Paramedic Operations

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the creation of an artificial intelligence platform designed to inform paramedic decision making. U.S. and Canadian organizations worked together to develop the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY, DHS said Thursday

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Sue Gordon: Intell Community Should Expand AI Adoption to Accelerate Data Analysis

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the intelligence community is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to accelerate data analysis, facilitate the decision-making process and keep ahead of adversaries, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We are going to have to make machines integrated into all our processes,” she said Thursday at the Defense One Tech Summit.

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HHS Officials on How AI, Data Sharing Could Help Transform Health Care

Department of Health and Human Services officials discussed the potential role of artificial intelligence and data sharing in the prevention and treatment of diseases during a panel discussion on Tuesday at the AI World Government Conference, Federal Times reported Thursday. “[It’s] a way of thinking about how health information flows across the country and the first step is getting it in digital format," said Paula Braun, entrepreneur-in-residence at HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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