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Paul Lawrence Named VA Undersecretary for Benefits

Paul Lawrence, former public sector vice president of Kaiser Associates, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ undersecretary for benefits, effective today. He holds decades of accounting experience, having held leadership roles at several companies, including Ernst & Young, Accenture, MITRE, PwC and IBM, VA said Monday. Lawrence also …

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Gen. Paul Nakasone Assumes Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

U.S. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone has succeeded U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Rogers as commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. Nakasone, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, previously commanded the Army Cyber Command and led Cybercom’s Joint Task Force-ARES in efforts to counter cyber activities of the Islamic State militant group, …

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Army Seeks to Implement AI-Based Recommendation System for Soldiers

The U.S. Army looks to implement an artificial intelligence technology designed to recommend actions to soldiers in the battlefield, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday. The report said the Army Research Laboratory has developed a “collaborative filtering” approach similar to the AI method that Amazon and Netflix use to generate user recommendations. Both companies collect large amounts of user …

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Army to Launch Signal Classification Challenge

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Capabilities Office has announced a prize competition to develop tools for soldiers to detect signals on the battlefield and visualize the electromagnetic spectrum. RCO aims to draw innovators and data scientists to the Army Signal Classification Challenge slated to go live April 30 on FBO.gov and Challenge.gov sites, the Army said Tuesday. “This …

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Army Performs Airdrop Tests of Ground Mobility Vehicle

A U.S. Army directorate has performed low-velocity airdrop tests of a new ground vehicle designed to support tactical operations in urban and non-urban environments. The airborne and special operations test directorate within the Army Operational Test Command tested the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1, the service branch said Friday. GMV 1.1 can be airdropped with parachute …

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DoD to Issue $169M in University Research Grants

The Defense Department has chosen 24 multidisciplinary research projects to receive a total of $169 million in funds under a grant program for U.S. universities. DoD said Monday the research teams will perform work under the 2018 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative over a five-year period, subject to research progress and funding availability. “MURI supports …

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Army Seeks to Develop New Realistic Simulation Environment

The U.S. Army is seeking to develop a new virtual training environment with higher fidelity than older simulation systems, Defense News reported Monday. The Synthetic Training Environment effort aims to replace the Army’s stove-piped trainers made in the 80s and 90s with a virtual multi-domain environment that provides enhanced realism. Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, who …

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