Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Fiscal Service Bureau Launches Efforts to Digitally Transform Financial Processes

Fiscal Service Bureau

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service initiated a couple of new efforts to simplify how the U.S. federal government processes and manages financial activities. The Digital End-to-End Efficiency initiative aims to fully automate and digitally transform a business process instead of only automating certain, individual tasks, the bureau said Monday.

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AI Commission Seeks Comments on How Gov’t Should Engage With Industry to Back Commercial Innovation

NSCAI

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has asked small and medium sized companies for feedback on how the government should work with the private sector to advance commercial AI innovation. A request for comments posted Wednesday on Federal Register says NSCAI will use the responses as it works on a final report slated for release in March 2021.

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DoD Uses Commercial Tech for Early Coronavirus Detection

DoD

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit to use a commercial, wearable infection warning device for COVID-19 spread reduction, DoD News reported Tuesday. The device, named Rapid Analysis of Threat Exposure, is designed to alert about the virus' presence in the wearer before he or she exhibits symptoms.

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Michael Kratsios: Agencies Should Conduct Trade-Off Analysis as They Adopt AI

Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said government officials should analyze the trade-offs as they push the adoption of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Kratsios said the guidelines would provide agencies clarity on how to look at the benefits of those technologies and assess them. 

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Accenture Acquires N3 to Expand AI/ML Capabilities; Manish Sharma, Jeff Laue Quoted

Manish Sharma

Accenture has entered an agreement to acquire N3, a tech-driven sales and demand-generation firm, which will add approximately 2,200 employees to Accenture globally, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities, Accenture reported on Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With the purchase of N3, Accenture will acquire the company’s model of specialized sales talent across complex areas.

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ECS Launches Cloud CoE 2.0, Appoints Imran Bashir as Head; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has launched the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) 2.0 Initiative, which will advance ECS’ programs and invest and drive innovation in cloud computing technology to provide new value to customers, the company reported on Monday. The company has also appointed Dr. Imran Bashir, ECS chief technical officer of cloud computing and vice president of emerging technologies, to lead the division. 

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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #2: Chad Ehrmantraut, Senior Director of CI/PTW with Perspecta, Explores Competition, Tools, Ethics in CI

Chad Ehrmantraut

ArchIntel's ‘Competitive Intelligence Spotlight Series’ continues with Chad Ehrmantraut, senior director of Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Pricing To Win (PTW) with Perspecta. Click these links to read the full interview with Chad Ehrmantraut and ArchIntel. You can also gain further insight into competitive intelligence and market intelligence by reading all available interviews in ArchIntel’s ‘Competitive Intelligence Spotlight Series.’

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AI Commission Talks Digital Academy, Reserve Corps at House Subcommittee Hearing; NCSAI Chairman Eric Schmidt Quoted

AI Workforce

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) told a House subcommittee Thursday that bold measures are needed to enhance the government’s artificial intelligence workforce and one of NSCAI’s recommendations is the creation of a “digital academy." The commission also suggested the creation of a digital reserve corps

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GSA Awards Deloitte, Esper Contract to Advance AI Technology; Julie Dunne, Bob De Luca Quoted

Julie Dunne

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded its multiple year, $9.9 million contract to Deloitte Consulting and Esper through GSA's Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) authority. The Centers of Excellence (CoE), within the agency’s FAS Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office, and the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) have collaborated to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology solutions.

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Gen. Jay Raymond: Space Force Establishing Digital Service, Strategic Roadmap

Gen. Jay Raymond

Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in a commentary published Monday on Defense News that the service branch is establishing a digital service that leverages the latest technology platforms to provide economic stability and security to the U.S. and its allies.

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