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GSA working to expand scope of $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract
The agency is updating EIS documentation to standardize wireless services, mobile security and the Internet of Things.
HHS AI chief sees promise in emulating the DOD
The challenge for Oki Mek is getting more funding, personnel and convening authority.
Researchers argue National AI Research Resource will entrench Big Tech
The AI Now Institute of New York University and Data & Society Research Institute say the resource launch should be paused.
Army delays $22B IVAS headset program
Under a new timeline the first units will be equipped with the technology in September 2022.
USCIS pursuing broader data-sharing agreements with other agencies
Existing agreements are often old and fail to account for agencies' need to repurpose and reuse the data.
JAIC chief wants AI progress to be ‘slow and incremental’
The Joint AI Center wants to approach problems incrementally so it can build solutions that can be broadly applied across the military.
Lagging hardware could hinder US quantum ambitions
Tech companies pushed for increased federal investment in manufacturing the hardware necessary for quantum computing at a White House summit Tuesday.
DOD’s AI ethics lead Alka Patel departs
Alka Patel has led development of the Department of Defense's AI ethics policy since February 2020.
DHS releases roadmap to post-quantum cryptography
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says now is the time for agencies to protect their data from advancements in quantum computing.
Customs and Border Protection spends $202M on vehicle screening tech
The new low-energy systems will be deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border.