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.Read More »
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.Read More »
The head of analysis at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to utilize artificial intelligence to help analysts review satellite imagery and observe unknown locations and activities. Susan Kalweit, director of analysis at NGA, said AI could take over tasks to analyze images of places human analysts are familiar with, which would then allow them to focus on “unknown” areas, according to a statement DoD said Friday.Read More »
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has said he believes artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies could help build up the decision-making process and revolutionize the communications sector. Pai made the remarks Friday at the FCC-hosted Forum on AI and Machine Learning held in Washington, D.C.
The House Armed Services Committee has named Eric Schmidt, technical adviser to Alphabet’s board; and Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Labs; to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was formed through the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess developments in AI, machine learning and related technologies as well as their implications for national security, the committee said Wednesday.
Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service’s move to elevate the CIO role as part of a restructuring effort seeks to bring together information technology, data and business, Federal News Network reported Friday. His remarks came following the appointment of Matt Donovan, the branch’s undersecretary, as permanent CIO at the Air Force in addition to his role as chief management officer.
The Federal Communications Commission is inviting artificial intelligence experts to discuss the technology's future applications in the communications field at an upcoming symposium. The public event, titled the Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, will take place on Nov. 30 at the commission's headquarters in Washington D.C., the FCC said Wednesday.Read More »
The Defense Innovation Unit has started assessing algorithms designed to help first responders conduct search and rescue operations after the onslaught of a natural disaster.Read More »
The Defense Department has appointed government industry veterans Jim Faist and Milan "Mitch" Nikolich as directors within the newly created research and engineering division, Inside Defense reported Thursday. Faist will oversee hypersonics, autonomy, space and networked command, control and communications areas as director of defense research and engineering for capabilities, a DoD spokeswoman told the publication.Read More »