Tag Archives: data analytics

Michael Kanaan on Air Force’s Need for High-Quality AI Training Data

Michale Kanaan

Michael Kanaan, director of operations at the U.S. Air Force’s artificial intelligence accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), said the service must prioritize generating "quality” data for training AI models. Kanaan said that the Air Force should leverage the Joint AI Center’s (JAIC) Joint Common Foundation platform to collect high-quality data sets.

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Four Agencies Eye October Launch for IT Vendor Management Office; Michael Wooten Quoted

IT Procurement

The General Services Administration (GSA), NASA, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center plan to unveil an IT vendor management office in October to help agencies make informed decisions when it comes to IT procurement.

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Jacobs Publishes Blueprint to Determine Role of Infrastructure Investments; Patrick Hill, Daniel Fujiwara Quoted

Patrick Hill

Jacobs, with the help of its subsidiary Simetrica-Jacobs, has published a thought leadership paper, "Before & Beyond the Build: A blueprint for creating enduring social value at scale through infrastructure investments," on the role of infrastructure investments to address critical societal issues. 

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NOAA Releases Strategies for Cloud, Data Initiatives

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its data and cloud strategies aimed at improving the agency’s use of data to support related strategies in areas such as artificial intelligence and unmanned systems.

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Jose Arrieta: Commercial Tech Helped Secure ‘HHS Protect’ COVID-19 Analysis Tool

Perryn Ashmore

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the use of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies resulted in a more flexible approach to gathering data on the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s HHS Protect data analytics tool was able to establish fortified identity, credential and access management (ICAM) defenses while securing the transmission of data.

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GAO: IRS Should Improve Noncompliance Analysis of Tax-Exempt Entities

IRS

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) improve its documentation on the use of data for analyzing noncompliance among tax-exempt organizations. Exempted entities often provide membership benefits and handle charitable activities, according to GAO. GAO said that without such documentation, IRS can’t “support its use of data in examination selection in all cases.”

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