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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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deepwatch Announces $23M Funding Round, Charlie Thomas Quoted

ABC Capital Partners closed a $23 million Series A funding round for deepwatch, a leading provider of intelligence-driven managed security services. deepwatch will accelerate research and development for its machine learning security analytics platform and market expansion.

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NIST’s Ron Ross on Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence

Ron Ross, a computer scientist and a National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow, told Fifth Domain in an interview published on Friday that the potential role of artificial intelligence in improving cybersecurity depends on the development of a trusted platform. “Any AI program that you’re running at the application level is totally going to be bogus information,” he said.

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Suzette Kent Details White House Plans in First Federal Data Strategy

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent hinted the White House is prioritizing citizen privacy, research, economy, geospatial data, transparency and modern technology in its first Federal Data Strategy, FedScoop reported Wednesday. The administration plans to release the document in the coming weeks to guide agencies in their data priorities for 2019.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Jill Singer, National Security VP for AT&T, Her Fourth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Jill Singer, vice president of national security at AT&T’s global public sector solutions unit, with her fourth Wash100 Award on Thursday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Singer for improving AT&T’s position in artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Jill Singer of AT&T.

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Courtney Winship: USCIS Initiates Measures to Implement Digital Government Law

Courtney Winship, head of digital services division at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, mentioned during a GovLoop webinar that the USCIS is taking measures to implement a new law to improve the accessibility and security of government websites, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Winship said USCIS plans to adopt a mobile-first approach to comply with the 21st-Century Integrated Digital Experience Act and has merged some of the departments that deal with public-facing digital platforms in the past six to eight months.

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AFRL, U.K. Partner Holding Contest for Search & Rescue AI Applications

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.K.'s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory is hosting a competition to identify new planning approaches for search and rescue missions with unmanned aircraft systems. Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack will task participants to develop artificial intelligence applications to map wildfires, support mission planning and respond to dynamic changes, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Justin Herman to Step Down as Head of GSA’s Emerging Citizen Tech Office

Justin “Doc” Herman, head of the emerging citizen technology office at the General Services Administration’s technology transformation services, will step down from his role on Jan. 14 to join the private sector. Herman announced his move in a LinkedIn post published Monday.
 

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