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Bill Marion: Air Force Aims to Unify Data, IT, Business Systems via CIO Restructuring

Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service’s move to elevate the CIO role as part of a restructuring effort seeks to bring together information technology, data and business, Federal News Network reported Friday. His remarks came following the appointment of Matt Donovan, the branch’s undersecretary, as permanent CIO at the Air Force in addition to his role as chief management officer.
 

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FCC Announces AI, Machine Learning Forum; Ajit Pai Quoted

The Federal Communications Commission is inviting artificial intelligence experts to discuss the technology's future applications in the communications field at an upcoming symposium. The public event, titled the Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, will take place on Nov. 30 at the commission's headquarters in Washington D.C., the FCC said Wednesday.

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Rear Adm. David Hahn: Military Needs to Establish Trust as AI Tools Mature

Rear Adm. David Hahn, chief of naval research, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Tuesday that military needs to “get at a place of trust” as algorithms and other artificial intelligence tools get more sophisticated and transition into the operational space. “[We need trust] between the algorithm, what’s behind that curtain, and our ability as the humans to agree that the decision or the space that it’s going to operate in – the context in which its making that decision – is understood by us,” Hahn said.

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Presidential Innovation Fellows, HHS Partner on Tech Sprint to Improve Patient Experience, Treatment Access

Presidential Innovation Fellows and the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to conduct a tech sprint that seeks to improve patients’ experiences and access to health care. The 14-week sprint that commenced in October aims to convert open data from HHS, Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies into digital platforms, according to a Digital.gov blog post published Friday.

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Dana Deasy Talks Cloud, Artificial Intelligence at DISA’s Forecast to Industry Conference

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said he believes cloud provides DoD components with capabilities to update Pentagon’s technology systems and manage data assets “in an enterprise manner,” MeriTalk reported Monday. “DoD is committed to maintaining a multivendor, multicloud environment,” he said Monday at a Defense Information Systems Agency-hosted conference.

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GSA Develops AI Platform to Evaluate Contract Solicitation Regulation Compliance

The General Services Administration plans to use artificial intelligence technology to review the compliance of contract solicitations with a certain federal rule, FCW reported Tuesday. Marina Fox, dot-gov domain services manager at the GSA, said that the agency's Solicitation Review Tool would check if a contract's internet-based content is accessible to people with disabilities as required under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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DHS, NASA Jointly Develop AI First Responder Support System

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate collaborated with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an artificial intelligence system geared to help first responders process large amounts of information. Built under S&T's Next Generation First Responder Apex program, the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY works to manage first responder data in emergency situations, the DHS said Tuesday.

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DARPA Unveils Program to Speed Up Discovery of Molecules for Defense Applications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-based processes designed to accelerate the discovery of molecules for military applications. The Accelerated Molecular Discovery program aims to “speed the time to design, validate, and optimize new molecules with defined properties from several years to a few months, or even several weeks,” Anne Fischer, program manager at DARPA’s defense sciences office, said in a statement published Thursday.

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