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CISA Lead Christopher Krebs Says VPN May Help Hackers Spy on US

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, confirmed that other countries like Russia and China could use virtual private network apps to spy on the U.S. He said in a letter issued on May 22 that some nation-state actors are trying to leverage VPN services for malicious purposes. 

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NIH Contributes to Roadmap on AI-Applied Medical Imaging

The National Institutes of Health co-developed a report highlighting translational research efforts on artificial intelligence applied in medical imaging. The Journal of the American College of Radiology published the report that lists priority research efforts on the use of big data, cloud and machine learning to visually aid doctors in forming diagnoses, NIH said Tuesday.

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USAF Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch on Aircraft Sustainment, Software Development

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the incoming head of Air Force Materiel Command, told Defense News in an interview published Tuesday that software development and aircraft sustainment are some of the improvement areas he wants to focus on. He cited the service’s effort to build up readiness as well as software development initiatives.

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OBIM to Migrate Biometric Database to HART System

The Office of Biometric Identity Management intends to migrate the government's biometric identification database to a new platform to optimize federal agencies' security, GovernmentCIO Media and Research reported Friday. OBIM will move information from the Automated Biometric Identification System to the planned Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology suite.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Deploys AI, Machine Learning for Data Coding Tasks

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is implementing artificial intelligence and automation to simplify the agency's data analysis operations, Nextgov reported Friday. The Department of Labor component started using open-source software to automate menial functions and deployed a neural network framework to mitigate system errors earlier this year.

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DISA Migrates Security Tech Guides to DoD Portal

The Defense Information Systems Agency has transferred its security technology implementation and requirement guides to the cyber .mil website. DISA said Thursday that it's moved over 350 security guides, a Windows 10 secure host baseline download, STIG viewer capabilities and security automation protocols to their website's Department of Defense Cyber Exchange portal.

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ARPA-E Seeks Algorithms, Software for AI Tech Dev’t Program

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy unit launched a program focusing on algorithm development to support artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, Federal News Network reported Thursday. David Tew, program director for ARPA-E, told attendees at a Federal Monthly Insights event that the "Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements" program will use technologies from academic and industry representatives to support the development of AI and machine learning-driven tools.

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SOCOM to Develop AI-Based Strategy for Asset Allocation, Transparency

The U.S. Special Operations Command hopes to create a machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy that allows transparency and validate allocation in future expenses, National Defense reported Thursday. The strategy's roadmap will utilize AI-based applications, outreach and workforce components and is expected to yield five different outcomes and focus on six specific areas.

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