Emerging Tech

Defense Department’s AI Center Seeks Own Acquisition Authorities

Having its own mechanism for purchasing artificial intelligence will increase speed, according to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s chief.

Ideas

Scaling AI: 3 Reasons Why Explainability Matters 

In highly regulated industries, explainable AI is increasingly essential for leaders to ensure trust in, and govern, their enterprise AI applications. 

Cybersecurity

Census Bureau Seeks Industry Input on Cybersecurity Acquisitions Strategy for Next Decade

With data collection for the 2020 census underway, the bureau is thinking about how artificial intelligence and other capabilities might help address sore points.

Emerging Tech

How AI Will Soon Change Special Operations

A new SOCOM office is pursuing tools to understand and influence populations, clear rooms with robots, and spot new forms of jamming.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon’s AI Center Awards $800M Contract Through GSA Center of Excellence Program

The contract is set to provide artificial intelligence-powered analytics tools to “prepare for future warfare operations.”

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Shop Wants Machine Learning to Fix Complex RPA Processes

The office does not want new robotic process automation tools or cloud providers, according to a Defense Innovation Unit solicitation.

Emerging Tech

Agencies Lean Into Automation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Robotic process automation is accelerating across the National Institutes of Health, Internal Revenue Service and Housing and Urban Development Department.

Emerging Tech

USPTO Adds Company to $50M Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology joins at least 12 companies on the Patent and Trademark Office’s future-facing blanket purchase agreement.

Data

Pentagon Task Force Turns to Data to Shape COVID-19 Response

The group aims to determine potential risks to the Defense Department and mission readiness through quality data and models. 

Emerging Tech

Quantum Hardware Could Cut AI Power Needs

Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would offset the energy needed for using AI in more advanced applications such as self-driving cars or discovering drugs.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Wants Better Data For Its Predictive Aircraft Maintenance AI

The Pentagon’s AI center is looking to break through past challenges it has faced advancing predictive maintenance among select aircraft.

CIO Briefing

COVID-19 Is Accelerating Trends in the U.S.-China Relationship

Economic analysts see a closing window for U.S. policymakers to engage with Chinese counterparts on areas of mutual interest and benefit.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Behavioral Changes in Troops

The Defense Department wants artificial intelligence that can tell when shifts in behavior could have “unwanted negative outcomes” for troops, their units and their missions.

CIO Briefing

Sammie Finalists Highlight Outstanding Accomplishments of Federal Employees

Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of 27 career civil servants recognized in the Partnership for Public Service’s prestigious annual awards program.

Ideas

3 Ways Technology Meets Empathy to Solve Overwhelmed Agency Phone Lines

Conversational technology can be an excellent way to deflect repetitive questions to AI that can act like a live FAQ around constantly changing information.

Emerging Tech

Senator Wants Details on Clearview AI’s Contact Tracing Pitches

Sen. Ed Markey wrote a letter to the controversial startup asking about its plans to use facial recognition technology to track patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cybersecurity

Those Facebook 'Challenges' Can Expose You to Hackers

Games can often extract sensitive information about a person, such as their first job, their first car, or their mother’s maiden name.