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MDA Announces New Approach to Manage Ground-based Midcourse Defense

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reported the need for a new approach to managing the ground-based, anti-missile system to protect the nation. Vice Adm. Jon Hill, MDA director, reported that the increased competition has required the agency to increase innovation and new solutions for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD). 

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HHS Releases Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Department of

The Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled an enterprise strategy to advance the development and application of artificial intelligence across common mission areas in an effort to meet the evolving needs of U.S. citizens. The HHS AI Strategy calls for the department to establish an AI council. Operating and staff division leaders across the department will comprise the rest of the council.

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Victoria Coleman: DARPA Eyes Tech Incubator, ‘Storefront’ to Connect With Innovative Startups

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said DARPA wants to establish a storefront and considers launching a tech accelerator to connect with new companies with innovative technologies. For the storefront, Coleman said she wants it to be a “very casual, informal kind of space” where “people can begin to understand better what our work is, what the opportunities are for them for working with us.”

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GSA Awards Brillient OASIS Unrestricted Pool 4 Contract; Paul Strasser Quoted

Brillient

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Brillient a One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Unrestricted Pool 4 contract. “This unrestricted award of OASIS Pool 4 is the culmination of our team’s efforts toward obtaining a Best-in-Class contract vehicle and being a premier provider of R&D solutions for the US Government,” said Paul Strasser, CEO of Brillient

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House Passes Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly’s National AI Strategy

Rep. Will Hurd

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly’s (D-Ill.) legislation to pursue a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. ““With the passage of H. Res. 1250 the House of Representatives has said America will take advantage of technology before it takes advantage of us,” said Hurd.

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James Geurts Discusses US Navy Modernization of Unmanned Systems

James Geurts

James Geurts, Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Acquisition with the U.S. Navy and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently addressed the challenges the U.S. Navy has faced deploying unmanned systems. He noted that the service branch has encountered obstacles to obtain and use the systems effectively on a global scale. 

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Army Begins Dev’t of Mobile App for Squad Leaders

US Army

The U.S. Army has started the development of a mobile application that aims to help leaders manage daily tasks and connect with squad members. The team will collaborate with the Army Futures Command to study various approaches for counseling, sponsorship and training management.

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