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AFRL Hosts Collaborative Machine Learning Event with DoD, Universities

Engineers and scientists from the Department of Defense and Air Force Research Laboratory met with representatives from various universities to augment collaborative efforts and discuss potential machine learning research gaps. Attendees from the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Toyota Technological Institute joined government experts to examine concerns in autonomous, command and control and artificial intelligence technologies, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Charlie Mathis, EVP & CFO of SAIC, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Charlie Mathis, the chief financial officer and executive vice president for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), with the Chairman’s Award for completing his first year as chairman of the CFO Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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Brett Goldstein Named Defense Digital Service Director

Brett Goldstein, formerly a special adviser to the Navy, has been named director of the Department of Defense’s digital service team. Goldstein will succeed founding director Chris Lynch and directly report to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan as he oversees technology programs and talent recruitment efforts as head of the Defense Digital Service, DDS said Tuesday.

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DARPA-Funded Research Team Seeks to Help Amputees Perceive Levels of Touch Pressure Via Electrical Stimulation

A research team funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed a method that uses electrical stimulation to encode intensity levels of touch pressure in the nervous system. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University and Louis R. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center have implanted nerve …

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National Cancer Institute Unveils Genomic, Clinical Data Platform

The National Institutes of Health‘s National Cancer Institute has launched the Genomic Data Commons, a unified system designed to store and facilitate sharing of cancer genomic and clinical data. GDC works to centralize and standardize data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments programs, which house …

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White House to Invest $160M in ‘Smart Cities’ Initiative

The White House plans to spend at least $160 million on a new initiative that aims to advance the development of new smart city applications for local communities to enhance service delivery, promote economic growth and address climate change, CNET reported Monday. Under the Smart Cities program, the Obama administration will allocate …

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NSF Gives Out $20M for Cloud Testbeds Development

The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million in funding for two univesity-led projects to build infrastructure where researchers can experiment with cloud systems and applications. Both teams are led by academic researchers who have previous experience implementing cloud technology and they will work to design testbeds that employ “bare-metal …

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