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Army to Roll Out Air Defense That Integrates C2, Sensors, Missiles

Bruce Jette, the U.S. Army's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, recently said that the service expects to roll out the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System soon. Jette explained that the IBCS will integrate command-and-control mechanisms, sensors and different types of missiles, allowing warfighters to respond to increasingly complex airborne threats, Military .com reported Friday.

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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford on How Army CIO Office Supports AI Task Force Across Six Areas

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has said the service formed in September a new task force that aims to integrate artificial intelligence into the battlefield and business operations, Federal News Network reported Friday. He said in an interview on Ask the CIO that Brig. Gen. Matt Easley, a signal officer, oversees the new AI task force and directly reports to Army Futures Command.

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Defense Innovation Board Eyes Ethical Guidelines for Use of AI in Warfare

The Defense Innovation Board plans to come up with a set of ethical guidelines with regard to the use of artificial intelligence on the battlefield, Defense One reported Friday. The board expects the guidelines to assuage concerns of potential Silicon Valley-based partners about the use of AI in military applications.
 

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GAO Lists 26 Biggest National Threats Based on Federal Polls

The Government Accountability Office identified the 26 biggest threats to the country based on input from the Departments of Defense, State and Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Interest reported Thursday. Among these threats are China, Russia, Iran, artificial intelligence, drones and the internet of things.

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House Lawmakers Boosting AI, Cyber Workforce in Gov’t, Industry in 2019

House lawmakers announced plans to improve the use of artificial intelligence and increase the government’s cyber workforce through new bills in 2019 that would provide funding and set standards in the public and private sectors, Federal News Network reported Monday. Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., said they want to increase coordination between the government and industry to explore and expand investments in AI technologies. 

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Blockchain-AI Tool to Help HSS Collect Live Acquisition Data

The Department of Health and Human Services received approval to use blockchain and artificial intelligence based tools to collect data from the contracting systems to provide live acquisition information, Federal News Network reported FridayHHS Accelerate received the authority to operate on Monday and is expected to immediately start gathering data from five federal contract-writing systems with nearly 100K contracts worth nearly $25B.

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NGA Eyes Artificial Intelligence to Help Analysts Explore the ‘Unknown’

The head of analysis at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to utilize artificial intelligence to help analysts review satellite imagery and observe unknown locations and activities. Susan Kalweit, director of analysis at NGA, said AI could take over tasks to analyze images of places human analysts are familiar with, which would then allow them to focus on “unknown” areas, according to a statement DoD said Friday.

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Report: HHS Obtains Authority to Operate AI, Blockchain-Based Acquisition Tool

The Department of Health and Human Services received a full “authority to operate” certification for its ReImagine HHS Accelerate initiative that seeks to improve the department’s acquisition procedures, Fedscoop.com reported Tuesday. The HHS tested the platform with static acquisition data sets to assess its capability to use automation, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to develop microservices that cut acquisition times, create better-designed contracts and reduce costs.

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Navy Looking to Improve Logistics, Decision-Making With Artificial Intelligence

A top research official with the U.S. Navy said the service is looking at artificial intelligence to improve logistics and decision-making in future missions, Federal News Network reported Friday. Rear Adm. David Hahn, chief of naval research, said the Navy could utilize AI the same way private companies like Amazon use the technology to deliver goods and optimize a set of distribution and delivery mechanisms. He added that AI tools provide the ability “to connect to a wide variety of customers... and to rapidly access a global logistics chain with end products.” 

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