Four Lockheed Martin-sponsored teams have entered the final segment of a competition that seeks workplace safety technologies. The company said Tuesday it is among more than 20 firms presenting at the 22nd Applied Ergonomics Conference's Ergo Cup Competition. The event aims to foster discussion in the areas of ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.Read More »
The results of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Facial Recognition Vendor Test show that IDEMIA’s facial recognition algorithm was 30 percent more effective than other platforms in one-to-many image matching scenarios. NIST assessed 127 software algorithms from 39 facial recognition tech developers as part of FRVT, IDEMIA said Tuesday.Read More »
Booz Allen’s Shannon Fitzgerald on Digital Tools That Could Help Agencies Improve Citizen Experience
Shannon Fitzgerald, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and head of the company’s citizen services business, said top commercial brands are adopting digital platforms and services that could be used by federal agencies to improve customer experience. Fitzgerald wrote in a Nextgov article published Monday that agencies seeking to streamline user experience should advance the use of chatbots and redesign their websites to make it easier for citizens to find the information they need.
Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat's public sector business, said digital transformation calls for the federal government to advance cultural modernization to support the creation of environments that encourage employee empowerment and creative thinking. Smith, a 2019 Wash100 winner, explained in a commentary piece published Monday on Federal News Network how Dev/Ops could help agencies transition away from waterfall software development in order to facilitate the development and deployment of platforms.Read More »
A Boeing-led industry team and the Missile Defense Agency launched two ground-based interceptors to counter an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. Boeing said Monday one interceptor zeroed in on the ICBM target in space and the second GBI observed the intercept before homing in on additional debris as part of the “two-shot salvo” engagement test.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory plans to release in April a broad agency announcement for the research and development of algorithm-derived decision support tools for potential use across defense and intelligence agencies.Read More »
Anthony Robbins, vice president of North American public sector at NVIDIA, said contracting officials should find innovative ways to speed up the acquisition process in order to meet the demand for artificial intelligence, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. “Everyone of us in this room would be retired way before [reform] is done,” Robbins, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said Thursday at a Northern Virginia Technology Council event.