Army Plans to Use Machine Learning to Help Identify ‘Emerging Tech Leaders’

Army Plans to Use Machine Learning to Help Identify ‘Emerging Tech Leaders’
US Army

The U.S. Army plans to release later this month an opportunity for small businesses to propose platforms that could help identify, develop and deploy “emerging technology leaders" across the service using machine learning and data science, Nextgov reported Tuesday. 

The service describes ETLs as uniformed experts who can connect military operators to engineers, scientists and technologists.

The Army wants a data analytics tool or software that can be used in talent recruitment, skill identification, talent selection, development and distribution efforts. 

The initiative has three phases and the first phase will provide $256K in funds over four months to support the development of operational concepts or constructs for theory or algorithms that could be used to identify and recruit ETLs. Phase II will focus on the demonstration of software prototype, while Phase III will deal with the integration of machine learning algorithms and software analytics to help reduce the workload of staffing personnel. 

The Army will officially issue the call for proposals on Nov. 24 as part of the Small Business Innovation Research program and start accepting bids on Dec. 8. 

Proposals are due Jan. 12, according to the notice.

You may also be interested in...

Jay Lambke President GAI

Government Acquisitions Obtains SBA HUBZone Program Certification; Jay Lambke Quoted

Cincinnati, Ohio-based company Government Acquisitions Inc. has been accredited by the Small Business Administration under a program that seeks to provide economic benefits to government contractors from historically underutilized business zones.

Satellite launch

SpaceX Launches Satellite for Multinational Ocean Observation Effort

SpaceX has sent to space a satellite designed to monitor sea levels across the globe under a U.S.-U.K. partnership. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a mission to collect sea level data, support ship navigation and inform weather forecasts, NASA said Sunday.


KBR Gets $65M Navy Contract Modification for Base Support Services

KBR has received a one-year, $64.8M contract modification to carry out base operating support services at various U.S. Navy installations in Djibouti and Kenya.