Tag Archives: machine learning

Heidi Shyu Highlights DOD’s Need for Trusted AI, Machine Learning

Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense and a previous Wash100 Award winner, discussed several technology areas that are critical to DOD’s efforts in countering adversaries and one of those is artificial intelligence. "In my mind, we have to drive towards affordable, attributable, survivable unmanned platforms. To do that, it's gonna be critical to have trusted AI ML and trusted autonomy,” she said.

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Army Conducts AI-Enabled Target Identification Exercise Under Scarlet Dragon Program; Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Army used artificial intelligence to identify and destroy targets as part of the fourth test fire for a program that uses existing platforms and networks for machine-to-machine learning. The Army’s XVIII Airborne Corp worked with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps for the Scarlet Dragon program, which used nearly 20 units and platforms in all domains.

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Chad Clifford: HHS-Led Grants Management Marketplace to Kick Off by End 2021

Chad Clifford

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency tasked to develop a government-wide shared services center for grants management, is eyeing to launch the marketplace segment of the Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) by the end of 2021. Chad Clifford, executive director at HHS, said the marketplace is slated to kick off in the early fiscal year 2022.

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National Security Commission on AI to Disband in October; Robert Work Quoted

Robert Work

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence will officially dissolve on Oct. 1 after three years of helping Congress and the White House gain insight into possible approaches to advance AI and machine learning development. The government will archive all commission reports, press releases and podcasts on the CyberCemetery website hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.

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DOE Funds 5 Machine Learning Algorithm Development Projects

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $16 million to five research projects that will focus on developing artificial intelligence and machine learning (AL/ML) algorithms intended to support data-intensive scientific work. Four national laboratories and eight universities will participate in the projects with the goal to help scientists discover ideas and gain insights from data using AI/ML tools. 

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NCI Awarded $112M Contract Extension From CMS to Continue Support of Medicare Payments; CEO Paul Dillahay Quoted

Paul Dillahay

NCI Information Systems announced on Tuesday that the company has received a five-year, $112 million Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contract extension from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance the agency’s monitoring, measuring, and reporting of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) improper payments. NCI will expand the deployment of its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. 

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ECS Receives Multiple Contract Awards on ASTRO IDIQ; COO John Heneghan Quoted

John Heneghan

ECS announced on Tuesday that the company has been named a prime award recipient on the recent General Services Administration's (GSA) ASTRO contract. ECS will leverage the company’s expertise in autonomous aviation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mission solutions to develop and deploy operational AI/ML algorithms across the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) domain. 

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Lt. Col. Kristin Saling: Army Employs AI, Automation in Talent Management Efforts

Lt. Col. Kristin Saling

Lt. Col. Kristin Saling, chief analytics officer and acting director of the Army People Analytics, said the service uses artificial intelligence in a number of ways and one is using natural language processing and optical character recognition to process large volumes of paper documents to collect data and further develop algorithms.

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Accenture Federal Services Completes Acquisition of Novetta; Tiffanny Gates, John Goodman Quoted

Tiffanny Gates

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has completed its recent acquisition of Novetta, a McLean, Virginia-based advanced analytics company. The acquisition adds approximately 1,300 people, including software developers, data scientists, and specialists in machine learning, cyber, cloud, and information exploitation to AFS’ 11,000 person workforce. AFS adds a new National Security portfolio to its business to be led by Novetta President and CEO Tiffanny Gates. 

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MDA Director Jon Hill: AI Can Help Military Address Information Gap in Testing

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), said artificial intelligence can help the military process the large amount of missile testing information that humans cannot handle alone. "You start to see areas where you can improve algorithms and how you do that detect-control-engage sequence," Hill said.

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