Tag Archives: Google

Matt Cutts to Step Down as US Digital Service Administrator

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), is leaving his post. Edward Hartwig, deputy administrator of USDS, will serve as head of the agency on an interim basis until a new administrator is named. In 2016, Cutts joined USDS from Google, where he served as head of the webspam team and as a software engineer.

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USAF Updates ‘Air Force Connect’ App to Centralize Base-Related Information

Air Force Connect

The U.S. Air Force is relaunching the 88th Air Base Wing’s page within the Air Force Connect mobile app to serve as a portal for base information including data on senior officials, directories, and social media. The Air Force said Friday the app is meant to operate as a central interface to sreamline information discovery without the need for multiple websites.

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AI National Security Commission Calls for DOD to Develop Career Pathways to Retain AI Talent; Eric Schmidt Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

Leaders and commissioners of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the Department of Defense (DOD) and federal civilian agencies should come up with career pathways to help recruit and retain AI talent in government service. Robert Work said adding a computational thinking section to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery could help the military identify potential AI talent.

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Anduril Industries To Appoint Zachary Mears as New Head of Strategy

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries is expected to announce on Tuesday their acquisition of Zachary Mears, a former Pentagon staffer, as head of strategy. Anduril Industries is a company based out of Southern California with over 400 employees. The company has worked with the federal government on border surveillance, unmanned aerial systems and cruise missile defense technologies.

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Discusses U.S. Preparedness for ‘AI Era’

Artificial Intelligence

The National Security Commission on AI (NSCAI), composed of experts that are chaired by former Google chief executive officer, Eric Schmidt, released a report that addressed the national posture for the artificial intelligence (AI) era. The report found that the U.S. is underprepared for the AI race, stating that China could potentially replace the U.S. as the world’s “AI superpower.”

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Jamie Holcombe: USPTO Uses Machine Learning to Accelerate Patent Classification Process

Jamie Holcombe

Jamie Holcombe, chief information officer of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), said machine learning helps USPTO speed up the process of assigning patent applications to examiners. USPTO is tapping vendors to help perform patent classifications and compare them against the agency’s algorithms. Holcombe said allowing patent examiners to work with vendors allows the agency to further improve the algorithms.

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Report: White House Eyes Eric Hysen for DHS CIO Role

Eric Hysen

The White House is expected to name Eric Hysen, former executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s digital service, as chief information officer at DHS in the coming weeks. Hysen is expected to oversee data center consolidation, cloud and other information technology modernization efforts at DHS, which has an IT budget of $7.3 billion in fiscal year 2021.

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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

2021 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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NSCAI Recommends AI Infrastructure Adoption by 2025 to Support C2 Programs

Artificial Intelligence

A National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) report states that the Department of Defense (DOD) must work to adopt AI infrastructure by 2025 to widely implement emerging technologies and drive information technology modernization. NSCAI is headed by Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, and Bob Work, a former DOD deputy secretary.

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Sev1Tech Names Matt Jordan as VP, Cloud Center of Excellence; Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Sev1Tech

Sev1Tech has appointed Matt Jordan as vice president of Cloud Center of Excellence to accelerate growth of the Sev1Cloud practice, develop partnerships and drive innovation. Jordan has ten years of experience providing cloud-based solutions across the public sector. Throughout his career, he has developed partnerships with cloud providers to deliver innovative solutions.

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