Modernization News

DOD to Lay Foundation for AI-based Cybersecurity

FedTech (Sept. 25, 2019)

The Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center plans to work with the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and numerous DOD cybersecurity vendors to standardize data collection across the department, in line with the goals of the artificial intelligence strategy DoD released in February.

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Don’t Expect Major IT Acquisition Reforms in Next NDAA

Defense Systems (Sept. 23, 2019)

Defense acquisition experts say that lawmakers reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act are not expected to include major acquisition reform provisions, but rather to defer action on the most controversial tech procurement issues until at least next year.

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AI Makes the Call on Inherently Governmental Functions

GCN (Sept. 17, 2019)

To help its procurement staff make the call as to what are “inherently governmental functions,” the Department of Health and Human Services has built a recurrent neural network, and officials say the goal of the artificial intelligence-powered system is not to automate the entire process, he said, but rather to allow HHS’ human experts to make the determination on the toughest and most-borderline cases.

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