NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins: Executive Order Calls for Government to Take Leadership Role in AI Efforts
Anthony Robbins, vice president for the North American public sector at NVIDIA, said the new White House executive order on artificial intelligence seeks to recognize the capability of AI and the government’s role in advancing AI adoption to ensure the security and prosperity of citizens. Robbins wrote in a Nextgov article published Thursday how AI could help improve health care, cybersecurity, transportation, disaster relief, defense system sustainment efforts and other initiatives in the public sector.
John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services, told Federal News Network in an interview published Thursday that the federal government is focusing on information technology modernization and efforts to improve government services. Goodman said the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act has helped federal chief information officers become innovation partners and cited the factors the company considers as it works on government projects.Read More »
A senior official at Amazon Web Services has said the company is working with industry partners to promote and expand the services of the new AWS Ground Station that gives customers the ability to download and process data from multiple satellites and during weather disturbances, Via Satellite reported.Read More »
Henry “Trey” Obering, an executive vice president and directed energy lead at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several measures the Department of Defense should do to expedite the development of lasers and directed energy weapons to achieve military advantage against emerging threats. Obering wrote in a Defense One article published Wednesday that DoD should increase spending on directed energy weapons to up to $3B per year to improve laser power and beam quality as well as reduce the size, weight, power and cost requirements of such weapons.Read More »
Lockheed Martin has introduced a software-defined space technology designed to allow small satellites to alter their missions in orbit. The company said Wednesday it will integrate the SmartSat satellite architecture into its Pony Express and Linus nanosats, which are scheduled to launch in 2019 on the first LM 50 nanosatellite bus.Read More »