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Senators look to expand streamlined permitting to national security technology sectors
Semiconductors, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, quantum information science, and cybersecurity are among the technologies that would be covered.
DOD working to build database of innovative acquisitions
Heidi Shyu hopes the database will help innovation-focused offices to better work together and learn from each other.
DOD looks at introducing a new AI and data leader
The new role would take oversight of the Joint AI Center, the office of the chief data officer and the Defense Digital Service.
18th Airborne Corps signs tech partnership with universities
The 18th Airborne Corps has signed agreements with six major universities to collaborate on technological innovation.
NIST seeks evidence on economic impact of 8 emerging technologies
NIST plans to refine its approach across a range of areas including artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
JADC2 implementation plan sent to DOD deputy secretary for approval
The document is awaiting signature on Kathleen Hicks' desk, according to a top tech official.
SBA working toward trust algorithm as part of its zero-trust architecture
The algorithm will rate the risk of network activity in real time before granting or denying access to agency assets like data.
DOD organizations plot implementation of ethical AI in new guidance
The Defense Innovation Unit issued the first detailed AI ethics guidance from DOD, but it only applies to DIU contractors.
White House technology policy chief says AI bill of rights needs ‘teeth’
Procurement on the enforcement side seems likely, though laws and litigation are also needed, said the director of OSTP.
USDA set to grow its ‘strategic’ RPA program in fiscal 2022
The department has 66 automations in production with 29 more on the way, after establishing an operations and maintenance service a year ago.