Tag Archives: Carnegie Mellon University

Army: Pennsylvania Tech Hub Perfect Area for Speeding Up AI Acquisition

Artificial Intelligence

The Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center (AI2C) in Pittsburgh has identified the growing technology hub in Pennsylvania as the perfect location to work on its goal of expediting acquisition timelines for AI offerings. The U.S. Army said Tuesday that AI2C connects military personnel with neighboring Pittsburgh-based innovators, tech start-ups and companies and research facilities that are focused on producing AI products at speed.

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Carnegie Mellon’s SEI Unveils White Papers on 3 Pillars of AI Engineering; Rachel Dzombak Quoted

Rachel Dzombak

Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute has released white papers on three pillars of artificial intelligence engineering: human centered, robust and secure and scalable. The human-centered pillar of AI engineering seeks to ensure that AI platforms are developed in accordance with the ethical principles of the Department of Defense and other agencies.

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Matthew Gaston to Head AI Division at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute; CEO Paul Nielsen Quoted

Matthew Gaston

Matthew Gaston, director of the Emerging Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI), has been appointed to the same position in SEI's newly formed artificial intelligence division. He will oversee initiatives to study the engineering aspects of AI design and implementation. 

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Sens. John Thune, Gary Peters Propose AI Scholarship-for-Service Act

Artificial Intelligence

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., have introduced a bill to help the federal government attract professionals with skills in artificial intelligence and related fields by offering scholarships. The proposed AI Scholarship-for-Service Act would offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students provided that they would serve in the public sector after graduation for a period equal to the length of the scholarship's term.

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Carnegie Mellon Appoints Gregory Touhill Director of Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Division

Gregory Touhill

Former Federal Chief Information Security Officer Gregory Touhill has been appointed director of the CERT division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, a research and development center sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD). Touhill will lead the division's work with the public and private sectors to develop approaches for defending U.S. information systems from cybersecurity threats.

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Gen. John Murray: Army to Require Secure Network, Coding Support on Battlefield

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC), said the service branch will need a secure network and coding operations that would support artificial intelligence and autonomy on the battlefield. The Army has launched a triad of pilot programs that aim to build a coding workforce for this need. 

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Army Research Effort Tackles Security in Warfighter Data Sharing

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has created a tool that addresses cyber and physical challenges affecting private data sharing between fielded soldiers. The service branch said Thursday its Army Research Laboratory worked with partners to develop the DoppelGANger tool that models and assesses time series data based on network and system datasets.

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Jim Smith: SOCOM Advances AI Training, Education

Jim Smith

Jim Smith, acquisition executive at Special Operations Command (SOCOM), said SOCOM is working to educate and train leaders and personnel in artificial intelligence in support of missions and other capabilities. Smith noted that SOCOM formed a new program executive office for special operations forces digital applications to help advance AI adoption.

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CMU Secures Five-Year Extension on $2.7B Contract with DoD; Michael McQuade, Mike Doyle Quoted

Mike Doyle

The Department of Defense (DoD) has extended its potential  $2.7 billion contract with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to operate the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for an additional term of five years, the University reported on Tuesday.

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Gen. John Murray on Army Futures Command’s AI Training Programs

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John “Mike” Murray, head of Army Futures Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the command is looking to help warfighters improve their skills in artificial intelligence through a number of initiatives and one of those is a master’s degree program at Carnegie Mellon University, National Defense reported Wednesday.

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