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USSOCOM Working on AI, Machine Learning Strategy

David Spirk Jr., chief data officer of the Special Operations Command, said at a National Defense Industrial Association-hosted conference that the command is developing a strategy for emerging technology initiatives, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Spirk said the strategy will help SOCOM plan its allocations for artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts for fiscal years 2022 to 2026. 

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Potomac Officers Club Announces Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th

On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS.

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DoD Tranfers $282M to ISR Defense Programs

The Department of Defense has allotted over $282 million for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts over the past two months, C4ISRnet reported Tuesday. Pentagon took $247 million from operation and maintenance allotments to fund the development of various ISR-applied technologies such as artificial intelligence and a data sharing network.

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Gov’t Officials Cite AI as Vital to Agency Transformation, Modernization

Government sector leaders pointed to artificial intelligence and machine learning as crucial factors for modernizing government operations during Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C., Fedscoop reported Thursday. Zacharie Hall, a computer scientist for the U.S. Special Operations Command, said AI and machine learning help the agency rapidly process data obtained from the battlefield.

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USSOCOM to Seek Industry Input for ‘Hyper-Enabled Operator’ Concept

The U.S. Special Operations Command plans to hold a “disrupter event” at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference on May 20 to 23 in Florida to discuss potential approaches to support its “hyper-enabled operator” efforts with industry, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Jim Smith, acquisition executive at USSOCOM, said the command wants to explore the areas of data, presentation and computation to build technologies and enables the warfighter as well as logisticians, medics and psychological ops personnel to receive and analyze information real-time in the field.

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Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler Nominated as Navy Intell Director

President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, commander of the U.S. Navy‘s Naval Information Forces, as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare and as director of naval intelligence. The Defense Department said Wednesday Trump also recommended Kohler for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral. Kohler will succeed …

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Air Force to Seek Tech Ideas From Universities, Small Businesses

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new program that would allow universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch “emerging” technology ideas and innovations to the service branch. The first “storefront” that will connect potential proposers to the Air Force under the AFwerX program will be launched in early 2018 …

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Washington Post: Obama Administration to Expand Joint Special Ops Command Capacity

The Obama administration will grant the Joint Special Operations Command with expanded power to plan, track and launch potential attacks on terrorist organizations worldwide, The Washington Post reported Friday. Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe write the White House plans to transform JSOC into a new multiagency intelligence and action force that will be called the …

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