Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Colin Kahl, DoD Undersecretary for Policy, Pushes Network Resiliency

Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl, the Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) undersecretary for policy, said that he would drive network resiliency to combat the increase in cyberattacks during his confirmation hearing. Kahl added that DoD has to be able to quickly repair and harden vulnerabilities in its networks. 

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DARPA to Host Proposers Day for ‘Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance’ Program; Bruce Draper Quoted

Artificial intelligence

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will hold a Proposers Day on March 18th for a program that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-enabled assistants that could help human users carry out complex tasks, minimize errors and expand their skillsets. The Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance program intends to explore advances in augmented reality for human-computer interfaces and deep learning for speech and video analysis.

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, Joint Staff CIO, Recommends Areas to Improve JADC2

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, chief information officer (CIO) of the Joint Staff and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, recently addressed how the military’s future network-of-networks operational construct, Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), can increase innovation and agility by leveraging big data. “Everything we do from this point forward, it really is all about the data,” he said.

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Discusses U.S. Preparedness for ‘AI Era’

Artificial Intelligence

The National Security Commission on AI (NSCAI), composed of experts that are chaired by former Google chief executive officer, Eric Schmidt, released a report that addressed the national posture for the artificial intelligence (AI) era. The report found that the U.S. is underprepared for the AI race, stating that China could potentially replace the U.S. as the world’s “AI superpower.”

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Federal Commission Eyes $32B Annual Spending for AI Research by FY 2026

Artificial Intelligence

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has submitted its draft report to Congress stating that annual AI research and development spending must reach $32 billion by fiscal year 2026. Eric Schmidt, chairman of NSCAI, said at the group's plenary session that it is vital to take an incremental approach to addressing recommendations detailed in the report.

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Will Roper Joins Pallas Advisors as Senior Counselor; Tony DeMartino Quoted

Dr. Will Roper

Pallas Advisors has appointed Dr. Will Roper, former assistant secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics with the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a senior counselor. During his tenure as SCO director, Roper served on the Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy Steering Group, Cloud Executive Steering Group and Defense Modernization Team.

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Government Healthcare Practitioners Use AI to Support Cancer, COVID-19 Treatment

Healthcare Automation

Andrew Borkowski, who leads a molecular diagnostics laboratory within Florida-based James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, said artificial intelligence can support, but not replace, healthcare providers. He has been working on AI platforms designed to help healthcare practitioners detect lung, colon and colon cancer symptoms. NIH has also adopted AI for use in COVID-19 detection. 

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JAIC’s Stephanie Culberson on New JAIC Forum’s Role in Driving AI-Driven Readiness

Artificial Intelligence

Stephanie Culberson, head of international artificial intelligence policy at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said the center's new forum is meant to drive discussion on AI’s role in ensuring military readiness. The Partnership for Defense, which JAIC created late last year, is meant to provide an “open door” to allies in AI efforts.

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NASA, HPE to Test Edge Computing System to Deliver AI in Space

Edge Computing

NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a collaborative agreement to test edge computing with a new computer designed to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) in space. The new technology will increase space exploration and astronauts’ self-sufficiency by providing real-time data processing with advanced commercial edge computing in space.

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Laura Stanton: IT Category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Reports Over $30B in FY 2020 Revenue

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of Information Technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the IT category recorded more than $30 billion in fiscal 2020 revenue, up from the previous fiscal year’s $26.5 billion. “Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.

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