Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Johns Hopkins APL Provides Modeling, Simulation Tech for DARPA’s Fighter Aircraft ‘Dogfight’ Trials

Johns Hopkins APL

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has conducted a simulated dogfighting exercise with F-16 fighter jets as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Air Combat Evolution program. Johns Hopkins APL said Thursday that the exercise took place in February and serves as a follow-up to DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials which saw one-versus-one simulated fights between F-16s.

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Mike Madsen, Deputy Director and Strategic Engagement Head at Defense Innovation Unit, Inducted Into 2021 Wash100 for Driving Commercial Partnerships; IT Tech Capabilities

Mike Madsen Deputy Director Defense Innovation Unit

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Mike Madsen, deputy director and director of strategic engagement at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), as a recipient into the 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership, innovation and success to drive commercial technology and partnerships to advance IT capabilities for both sectors. This marks the first Wash100 Award for Madsen.

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SparkCognition Business Lands SBIR Contract to Help AFRL Develop AI-Based Manpower Planning Concepts

SparkCognition Government Systems

SparkCognition’s government systems business has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to help the lab implement artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts for readiness and manpower planning. SGS said Wednesday that it secured the award as part of the first phase of the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Amy Gilliland: GDIT Shifts Focus to Support Federal IT Modernization Efforts

Amy Gilliland President GDIT

Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics’ information technology business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the company is focusing more on how it is delivering technology platforms to government clients to support their IT modernization efforts amid expectations of federal budget constraints. "We have shifted our investment approach to not just partner with companies that have very leading-edge capabilities and new ideas, but to focus squarely on the implementation side, which means we have the right skills to deploy commercial products, support and operate them in an agency environment,” Gilliland said.

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Microsoft Federal President Rick Wagner Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Rick Wagner President Microsoft Federal

Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft’s federal arm, has received a Wash100 Award, the most celebrated award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fourth consecutive year. Wagner received his 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to drive digital transformation for federal agencies as they push adoption of the latest emerging technologies.

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Navy Picks Teams for Phase II Autonomous Combat Maneuver Tech Challenge

Navy selects eight Phase II teams for small maneuvers exercise.

The U.S. Navy has commenced the second phase of a challenge focused on utilizing autonomous technology for small unit maneuver missions. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, the NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge and the Office of Naval Research selected eight teams to compete for the $250,000 prize as part of the  Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuvers Prize Challenge, NSWC Crane said Monday.

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Adita Karkera Named Data, AI Architect to Deloitte’s Government Analytics, Cognitive Practice

Adita Karkera Data and AI Architect Deloitte

Adita Karkera, formerly deputy chief data officer for the state of Arkansas, has joined Deloitte Consulting’s government analytics and cognitive practice as a data and artificial intelligence architect. She will advise CDOs in federal and state agencies on their AI and data strategies and serve as a fellow in Deloitte’s AI Institute for Government.

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Abbyy Tech Helps FDA Analyze Drug Safety Reports

Data analytics

The Food and Drug Administration uses Abbyy's artificial intelligence-based information technology platform to simplify the process of analyzing data from pre-marketing clinical trial safety reports on experimental drugs, GCN reported Wednesday. “We found that we can just drop 100,000 files in, have them process over the course of a week and almost all of them were recognized,“ Justin Scott, senior business informatics officer at the FDA, was quoted as saying.

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GovCon Expert & Deltek SVP Kevin Plexico Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Kevin Plexico Deltek

Kevin Plexico, senior vice president of Information Solutions for Deltek, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award, which marks his second consecutive Wash100 win, for his leadership and commitment to the government contracting (GovCon) sector and his vision to recognize federal contracting opportunities and the potential shifts to emphasize our nation's adoption of the latest emerging technologies.

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Booz Allen’s Christopher Bogdan, Saurin Shah: AI Could Help Enhance US Space Missions

AI application in space domain

Booz Allen Hamilton officials Christopher Bogdan and Saurin Shah said Friday artificial intelligence presents opportunities for the U.S. to enhance and safeguard its space missions and to maintain dominance in the said domain. They added that AI could help strengthen the resiliency of satellites and satellite networks by enabling operators to launch data scans to identify vulnerabilities.

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