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HHS Awards ECS $49M IDIQ to Deliver IAAI Solutions to Federal Agencies; George Wilson Quoted

ECS announced on Thursday that the company has received a potential five-year, $49 million contract vehicle to provide advanced Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) solutions to customers across the federal government. 

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Defense Innovation Board Issues White Paper on Zero Trust Architecture

The Defense Innovation Board approved at its quarterly meeting in Silicon Valley a white paper calling for the Pentagon to implement zero trust architecture to counter cybersecurity threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The document titled “The Road to Zero Trust (Security)” notes that ZTA can help the Department of Defense track and block threat actors and manage rules of access for devices and users across the department to facilitate secure data sharing.

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Matthew Donovan Announces ‘Digital Air Force’ Initiative

Matthew Donovan, acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has launched a new initiative to advance reforms and leverage a connected network of weapons, analytic tools and sensors to counter potential adversaries. “Our advantage in future battles depends on our ability to fuse vast amounts of data to accelerate our decision cycle to guarantee the success of any mission."

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Navy Challenges U.S. Citizens to Develop AI-Based Cybersecurity Systems

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command has launched a competition in search of cybersecurity technologies powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, DVIDS reported Monday. NAWAR is working with the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to sponsor the Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge or AI ATAC.

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John Sherman: Intelligence Community Needs to ‘Fully Unlock’ Data

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is sending representatives to meetings and conferences to promote its information technology modernization effort to facilitate analysis and sharing of sensitive government data between agencies within the intelligence community, FCW reported Monday. IC has "world class computational capability" said John Sherman, chief information officer at ODNI.

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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Brian Thomas: NASA Eyes AI, Machine Learning Use in Four Categories

Brian Thomas, a data scientist at NASA and program manager for Open Innovation, said the space agency is looking to advance the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in aeronautics, human capital, information technology support and operations, Federal Times reported Friday. Thomas said on Wednesday that NASA plans to use AI and ML technologies to help with antenna positioning operations in order to facilitate contact with satellites during the AI World Government Conference. 

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Sue Gordon: Intell Community Should Expand AI Adoption to Accelerate Data Analysis

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the intelligence community is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to accelerate data analysis, facilitate the decision-making process and keep ahead of adversaries, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We are going to have to make machines integrated into all our processes,” she said Thursday at the Defense One Tech Summit.

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HHS Officials on How AI, Data Sharing Could Help Transform Health Care

Department of Health and Human Services officials discussed the potential role of artificial intelligence and data sharing in the prevention and treatment of diseases during a panel discussion on Tuesday at the AI World Government Conference, Federal Times reported Thursday. “[It’s] a way of thinking about how health information flows across the country and the first step is getting it in digital format," said Paula Braun, entrepreneur-in-residence at HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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