Tag Archives: machine learning

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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Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman CEO, Explains Defense Tech Development

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden, chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient recently addressed how the development of defense technologies will drive industry mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity over the next two decades. Additionally, this development spike will present new entrants in the realm of cyber and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as increase government-industry collaboration.

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Stephen Russell on How Cloud Helps Advance DEVCOM Army Research Lab’s Work

Network Infrastructure

Stephen Russell, information sciences division chief at DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said ARL uses cloud and network infrastructure to conduct research, perform materials modeling and advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Russell also discussed the internet of battlefield things concept and mentioned his division’s efforts to advance tactical edge computing.

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NuWave Merges with PCI to Form BigBear.ai; Reggie Brothers Quoted

Reggie Brothers

NuWave Solutions and PCI Strategic Management have merged to form BigBear.ai. BigBear.ai will be led by CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers, former CEO of NuWave, GovCon Expert and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Sean Battle, vice chairman and chief strategy officer, who co-founded PCI and served as CEO. "This combination is a game changer for the industry," said Brothers.

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GDIT Announces AWS Availability on milCloud 2.0 Contract; Dave Levy Quoted

Dave Levy

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) under the milCloud 2.0 contract. AWS availability will provide the Department of Defense (DoD) access to an expanded portfolio of secure cloud services. “Through this collaboration… DoD customers can access leading cloud services,” said Dave Levy, vice president of U.S. Government, Nonprofit and Healthcare at AWS and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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SDA Director Derek Tournear: Military May Need Different Approach to Implement Space Machine Learning

Derek Tournear

Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency (SDA), said the military will need to consider certain technical limits before implementing machine learning technology across space systems. He spoke at a Defense One webinar about space-based ML's potential to augment the military's data operations and situational awareness in the future, as well as factors that make the technology difficult to achieve.

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Gen. James Dickinson’s SPACECOM Strategy to Focus on U.S. Digital Superiority, Cyber Programs

Edge Computing

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), has said that retaining U.S. digital leadership and accelerating emerging cyber efforts are key to the command’s strategic vision. He added that while SPACECOM is yet to finalize a timeline for achieving full operational capability, the command still has the capacity to dominate in conflict against adversaries in the space domain.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Recognized for Fraud Protection, Threat Intelligence; Monty Faidley Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has been awarded best in class for Fraud Protection and Threat Intelligence during Security Today’s 2020 CyberSecured Awards. The company received recognition for its LexisNexis ThreatMetrix product, an enterprise solution for digital identity intelligence and digital authentication to inform risk decisions. "LexisNexis Risk Solutions fraud prevention tools unify decision analytics across the citizen and employee journey,” said Monty Faidley.

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William Scherlis Cites Current State of AI Dev’t

Artificial Intelligence

William Scherlis, director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) information innovation office, said artificial intelligence is at the early stage of its rapid development. Scherlis said in a statement published Friday that artificial intelligence (AI) currently lacks robustness and does not have trustworthiness yet. He noted that various AI components should come together to support warfighter needs.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris on AFLCMC’s Push for 5G, Digital Engineering Efforts

Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris

 Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), said in a recent address that the center has invested significantly in technologies like 5G to help promote efficiency across military bases. “As an Air Force, I think it is important to capitalize off what we’ve done and not lose sight of these investments,” said Morris.

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