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DoD, Singaporean Gov’t Launch AI Implementation Effort for Disaster Response

The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has partnered with a Singaporean agency for defense science and technology to promote the use of AI for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pentagon said Thursday that both government units held a recent technology exchange to announce their intent to collaborate to improve crisis response and reduce time allocated for search and discovery through AI technology.

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SBA, Visa Seek Disaster Recovery Apps via Small Business Week Hackathon

The Small Business Administration and Visa will hold a three-day hackathon that aims to encourage entrepreneurs and designers to develop applications and other platforms meant to help small businesses recover from natural disasters, FedScoop reported Monday. Participants will have access to the Visa Developer Platform and the U.S. government’s application programming interfaces to develop their apps as part of the Small Business Week hackathon that will kick off Friday, May 3, in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Bill to Grant Air Force $1.1B for Post-Disaster Projects

Up to $1.1B in funding has been allocated to the U.S. Air Force in a new Senate bill intending to help the government in disaster-relief efforts, Air Force Magazine reported Wednesday. The Air Force budget is part of the $13.6B government-wide funding package to address the aftermath of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires, among other natural disasters.

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CBO: Fiscal 2017 Appropriation Actions Will Not Result in Sequestration

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal 2017 since appropriations for both defense and nondefense programs do not go beyond the caps on discretionary budget authority. CBO said in an August report that fiscal 2017 appropriations for defense programs based on the Office of Management and Budget …

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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553.6 billion adjusted caps on discretionary budget authority for the year. CBO said in the May 2017 report adjustments to discretionary budget limits for 2017 …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Unveils 3 New Vessel Names

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced the names of three vessels that include the first ship of a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines, a John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler and a commercial-based catamaran. The Defense Department said Wednesday the first SSBN vessel will be dubbed as USS Columbia while the John Lewis-class …

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