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Brandi Vann: DOD Changes Approach to CBRN Defense

Brandi Vann

Brandi Vann, deputy assistant secretary for chemical and biological defense programs at the Department of Defense, said DOD is reassessing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) amid emerging threats. Vann noted that there are new opportunities to leverage artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other emerging technologies for CBRN defense.

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NAIRR Task Force Extends Deadline for Roadmap Public Comments; Erwin Gianchandani Quoted

Erwin Gianchandani

The deadline for public comments on the implementation plans for the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) has been extended for one month to take in more diverse perspectives. Erwin Gianchandani, co-chair of the team responsible for creating the NAIRR roadmap and representative of the National Science Foundation (NSF), said the timeline will help them maximize the responses. 

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Airgility Selected for the AFWERX Revolutionizing USAF Flight Line Operations Challenge

Airgility

Pramod Raheja, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airgility, announced on LinkedIn that the company has been selected to attend the AFWERX Revolutionizing USAF Flight Line Operations Challenge. Airgility was selected to attend under the Flightline Security Subtopic, where the company will be showcasing its MS-1 Kampe™, which features on-board autonomy & artificial intelligence. 

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U.S., UK Defense Labs Host ‘Capture the Flag’ Competition for Autonomous AI Agents; Mick Hitchcock Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Air Force's research organization and the U.K.'s defense science and technology laboratory are set to conduct the final round of a collaborative challenge that features autonomous artificial intelligence agents designed to control small drone swarms and compete against each other in a simulated game of capture the flag. 

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MDA Director Jon Hill: AI Can Help Military Address Information Gap in Testing

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), said artificial intelligence can help the military process the large amount of missile testing information that humans cannot handle alone. "You start to see areas where you can improve algorithms and how you do that detect-control-engage sequence," Hill said.

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Army Seeks to Advance Human-AI Synergy With Theoretical Construct; Jason Metcalfe Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Army researchers have come up with a model that seeks to advance team-like partnerships between humans and artificial intelligence. Metcalfe said the task complexity factor enables the construct to provide a more accurate representation of AI and human capabilities that should be taken into consideration by engineers and scientists. 

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Army AI Research Seeks to Mitigate Uncertainty in Combat Decision-Making; Maggie Wigness Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Army researchers have developed a new method that allows neural networks to be more confident in judging potential threats in battlefield environments as part of their artificial intelligence study. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Army Combat Capabilities (ACC) Development Command worked with university researchers from the Internet of Battlefield Things Collaborative Research Alliance to classify sources of uncertainty. 

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DOE to Finance AI-Driven Research Projects on Environmental, Material Science; Barbara Helland Quoted

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy will invest $15.1 million in three research efforts that will use artificial intelligence to tackle environmental and materials science topics. DOE said Thursday these projects will produce simulations from multi-tiered data to support research on gulf coastal flooding, new materials and distributed computing infrastructures.

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Gen. Mark Milley: AI, Other Emerging Tech Needed to Deter Aggressors, Win Future Wars

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said artificial intelligence, hypersonics, 3D printing, unmanned systems, long-range precision fires and other emerging technologies could transform the conduct of warfare and are needed to win future wars in the event of deterrence failure.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Require AI Training for Federal Acquisition Professionals

Artificial Intelligence

A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, would mandate the creation of a training program for federal employees tasked with procuring artificial intelligence platforms. The Artificial Intelligence Training for the Acquisition Workforce Act is intended to help government buyers to learn the potential advantages and risks from the emerging technology. 

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