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ARPA-E Seeks Algorithms, Software for AI Tech Dev’t Program

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy unit launched a program focusing on algorithm development to support artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, Federal News Network reported Thursday. David Tew, program director for ARPA-E, told attendees at a Federal Monthly Insights event that the "Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements" program will use technologies from academic and industry representatives to support the development of AI and machine learning-driven tools.

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SOCOM to Develop AI-Based Strategy for Asset Allocation, Transparency

The U.S. Special Operations Command hopes to create a machine learning and artificial intelligence strategy that allows transparency and validate allocation in future expenses, National Defense reported Thursday. The strategy's roadmap will utilize AI-based applications, outreach and workforce components and is expected to yield five different outcomes and focus on six specific areas.

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Anthony Robbins, VP of NVIDIA’s Public Sector, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Anthony Robbins, vice president of NVIDIA’s public sector and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, with the Chairman’s Award for his first year chairing the Artificial Intelligence 4x24 Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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Accenture Federal Digital Studio Expanded to Boost Investment in Government IT Modernization; John Goodman and Dominic Delmolino Quoted

Accenture announced on Tuesday that the company has expanded the Accenture Federal Digital Studio in Washington D.C. to double the studio’s size to over 20,000 square feet and adding new members to its diverse team of designers, developers, data scientists and other digital experts.

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DARPA Announces Dev’t of Autonomous Pilot Combat System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to develop an autonomous platform to boost pilot capabilities using of human-machine collaboration. DARPA said Wednesday that it intends to develop an artificial intelligence tool in aerial combat principles via human training methods as part of the Air Combat Evolution initiative.

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Army Applications Lab Developing Automated Tech for Coding, Budgeting Operations

The U.S. Army’s has created an innovation unit to work on two projects seeking to implement automated technology to simplify battlefield technical operations and quicken budgeting activities, FCW reported Saturday. Gen. John Murray, head of the Army Futures Command, announced after a House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing that the Army Applications Laboratory is developing capabilities that will enable warfighters to code on the field to fix communications systems.

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AFLCMC to Inaugurate Pittsburg Training Facility

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has established a facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will provide training services to engineers and operators. The Advanced Technology and Training Center is slated to open on April 29 and will serve to validate potential technologies for the U.S. Air Force's sustainment enterprise, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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Army Seeks AI, Robotics Tech to Support Combat Capability Modernization

The U.S. Army is seeking industry assistance on four capability sets focused on utilizing artificial intelligence and robotics to modernize combat operations, National Defense reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general for the Army Futures Command's futures and concepts center, said the Army needs AI and machine learning-driven capabilities that cover lethality, stand-off, penetration and convergence functions during a recently held National Defense Industrial Association event. 

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DOE Allots Funds for AI Research Projects

The Department of Energy is investing $20 million in research and development projects to apply artificial intelligence to energy science and grid management. DOE said Wednesday. Eight projects have been identified that would receive a combined amount of almost $7 million to study on AI, big data and machine learning applications in grid resiliency. These projects are funded under DOE's Office of Electricity.

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Federal Agency to Use AI to Improve Security Clearance Process

The National Background Investigation Service plans to launch its first artificial intelligence algorithm to accelerate review of federal security clearances, FedScoop reported Monday. The current clearance application requires paperwork, interviews with applicants’ friends and family members and an evidence package for assessment.

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