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Defense to Name Assistant Director of Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense will appoint an assistant director to facilitate the application of artificial intelligence capabilities to directed energy systems, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Michael Griffin, the department undersecretary of research and engineering, created the assistant director for AI in 2017 along with other positions that are focused on specific technology areas including hypersonics and directed energy.
 

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Steven Walker: DARPA Developing Cyber Deterrence, Hypersonics, AI Programs

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s programs at the Defense Programs Conference, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. Walker said some of the capabilities that DARPA works on to defend the country from existential threats and near-peer adversaries include cyber deterrence, tactical-boost guide program and hypersonic weapons. 

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Will Hurd to Create National Strategy to Guide Govt in AI Efforts, Ethics

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, intends to issue a national artificial intelligence strategy to guide the U.S. government in the development and ethical use of the technology, Nextgov reported Friday. The lawmaker said at IBM’s recent Think Gov conference that he wants to maintain the government’s AI ethics that reflect “Western liberal democracies.” Hurd emphasized that the government should avoid the methods China uses to develop AI-based technologies.

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DARPA Team Finds Way to Let AI Tech Learn New Task Alone

A team working on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Lifelong Learning Machines program developed a new algorithm that allows machine learning systems the ability to continuously obtain new information and  automatically adapt a task without requiring system resets.

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DARPA’s Valerie Browning: Agency Exploring Smarter AI Tools for Military

Valerie Browning, director of Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said DARPA will continue building smarter artificial intelligence-based tools to improve man-machine teaming across the Pentagon, Nextgov reported Friday. DARPA has launched the AI Next and AI Exploration campaigns to build technologies with human-like communication, logical reasoning and accelerate the application of machine learning in the field.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Jill Singer, National Security VP for AT&T, Her Fourth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Jill Singer, vice president of national security at AT&T’s global public sector solutions unit, with her fourth Wash100 Award on Thursday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Singer for improving AT&T’s position in artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Jill Singer of AT&T.

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Suzette Kent: Public Trust is Next Priority for Federal Tech Modernization

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the administration’s modernization efforts for 2019 include building public trust with new technologies supporting government operations, such as automation and artificial intelligence, Nextgov reported Wednesday. She said the effort comes as the government already made progress in updating policies supporting federal digital transformation. 

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CIO Suzette Kent: Federal Workforce Welcomes OMB’s AI, Automation Initiative

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the federal workforce is showing great interest in the administration’s initiative to retool agencies with artificial intelligence, automation and analytics, Federal News Network reported Monday. Over 1,500 employees applied to the Office of Management and Budget’s first Federal Cyber Re-skilling Academy that intends to train non-information technology personnel for future cyber-related tasks and the use of innovative technologies.

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Agencies, Companies Present AI Systems, Apps at Census Bureau’s Demo Day

The Census Bureau hosted an event on Friday to provide federal agencies, companies and nongovernmental organizations the opportunity to demonstrate their technology platforms using data from various agencies, FCW reported Sunday. Several technologists showcased their artificial intelligence platforms, applications and open data-based tools at the demo day in response to the bureau’s Opportunity Project tech sprint. 

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