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Ajit Pai Talks Artificial Intelligence, Other Emerging Tech at FCC Forum

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.
 

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Bill Marion: Air Force Aims to Unify Data, IT, Business Systems via CIO Restructuring

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.
 

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Presidential Innovation Fellows, HHS Partner on Tech Sprint to Improve Patient Experience, Treatment Access

Presidential Innovation Fellows and the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to conduct a tech sprint that seeks to improve patients’ experiences and access to health care. The 14-week sprint that commenced in October aims to convert open data from HHS, Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies into digital platforms, according to a Digital.gov blog post published Friday.

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IBM Strikes $34B Deal for Red Hat; Ginni Rometty, Jim Whitehurst Quoted

IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat for approximately $34B in a move both companies expect to create a global hybrid cloud provider. IBM said Sunday it will pay $190M in cash for each share of Red Hat under the deal that is expected to conclude in the latter half of next year, subject to approvals by Red Hat shareholders and regulators.

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Air Force Portal Moves to AWS Cloud

An online U.S. Air Force website has migrated from a Defense Information Systems Agency-managed server to Amazon Web Service‘s cloud platform. Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday the Air Force Portal migration was part of the AF Life Cycle Management Center’s initiative to help transition hundreds of separate applications onto hosting systems from cloud vendors such …

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DoD Program Offers Mobile Communication Services for Military, Civilian Use

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented initiatives to simplify the review process for mobile applications, increase security and expand the availability of tablet devices for Defense Department military and civilian personnel. Approximately 1,600 customers use the classified communications service from the DoD Mobility Program, DISA said Monday. Jake Marcellus, the program’s …

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John Sherman on Microsoft Azure’s Addition to Intell Community’s IT Modernization Effort

John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said the inclusion of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform in the IC Information Technology Enterprise reflects his office’s efforts to search for alternative technologies in support of the community’s requirements, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. ICITE is a program that seeks …

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Report: Chris Liddell Appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Chris Liddell, a member of the White House Office of American Innovation, will serve as deputy to John Kelly, the administration’s chief of staff, and oversee policy coordination efforts, CNBC reported Monday. “Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process,” …

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