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ARPA-E Seeks Algorithms, Software for AI Tech Dev’t Program

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy unit launched a program focusing on algorithm development to support artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, Federal News Network reported Thursday. David Tew, program director for ARPA-E, told attendees at a Federal Monthly Insights event that the "Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements" program will use technologies from academic and industry representatives to support the development of AI and machine learning-driven tools.

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SOCOM to Develop AI-Based Strategy for Asset Allocation, Transparency

The U.S. Special Operations Command hopes to create a machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy that allows transparency and validate allocation in future expenses, National Defense reported Thursday. The strategy's roadmap will utilize AI-based applications, outreach and workforce components and is expected to yield five different outcomes and focus on six specific areas.

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DHS Preps to Award Contract for New CDM Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a contract in the coming weeks for a new dashboard to utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to support the agency’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, FCW reported Wednesday. DHS wants to integrate emerging technologies into the dashboard to improve access and management of data gathered through CDM. 

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Coast Guard Partners With JAIC for AI, Predictive Maintenance Efforts

Capt. Michael Dickey, the U.S. Coast Guard’s C4IT Service Center commander, said the service branch is working with the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center on capabilities like predictive maintenance, FCW reported Tuesday. Dickey told attendees at an AFCEA event that the Coast Guard has deployed one of its personnel to JAIC and is seeking to implement AI for aircraft maintenance and data analysis. 

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Sens. Rob Portman, Martin Heinrich Present National AI Strategy Bill

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced a new bill to strategize on the development of artificial intelligence technologies. The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act will support the development of a national AI strategy and allot $2.2 million of funds to grow an AI workforce across government, industry and academia, Portman's office said Tuesday. The bill would distribute the funds over five years for an effort intended to last for 10 years.

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SOCOM Looks to Enhance Operations with Artificial Intelligence

The Special Operations Command plans to apply artificial intelligence into its operations to help the U.S. stay ahead of Russia, China and other adversaries in employing new technologies to boost military power, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Officials from SOCOM's component commands discussed the efforts of near-peer competitors to modernize capabilities during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla.

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USAF-MIT R&D Partnership to Tackle AI Tech

The U.S. Air Force has contracted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to perform research and development on artificial intelligence technologies. The institute will work with 11 selected airmen to study, develop and field AI technologies to address national security and real-world issues, USAF said Monday. The service branch will allot $15 million annually for the partnership.

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Army-Funded Academe Team Creates, Tests New AI Learning Framework

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed and tested a framework to support the learning capacity of artificial intelligence platforms under a project with the U.S. Army. The Army-funded Learn to Grow effort aims to reduce the cases of AI forgetting about learnings, the service branch said Monday. The effort's team also demonstrated the use of the framework to help an AI system better perform previous tasks.

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Anthony Robbins, VP of NVIDIA’s Public Sector, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Anthony Robbins, vice president of NVIDIA’s public sector and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, with the Chairman’s Award for his first year chairing the Artificial Intelligence 4x24 Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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James Stewart: DoD Employs New Recruiting Approaches

James Stewart, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said the Department of Defense is working to grow its military force with new methods. DoD is using social media to advertise recruitment and applying artificial intelligence to build analysis-based engagement plans, according to an article published Friday on the department's website.

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