The Defense Department’s responsible artificial intelligence toolkit has 70 tools to help perform tasks like studying when things go awry, as well as tools to mitigate risk and reduce bias.
Bill Hepworth, deputy program executive officer for the Army’s program executive office enterprise information systems (PEO-EIS), said after testing out the new contract writing system with 100 users, the plan is to triple that number in early 2024.
In today's Federal Newscast: Postponing maintenance at federal buildings is costing the government $22 billion. The White House has temporarily filled a top cyber job. And a Senate committee has taken a big step to help end the hold on nearly 370 military nominations.
DoD personnel officials have been sifting through results of a recently concluded challenge. Staff in the office of the under secretary of Defense for personnel and readiness, sought ideas from uniformed and civilian employees on how to improve what they call "talent management."
Mike McCord, the undersecretary of defense (comptroller)/chief financial officer, said the Department of Defense will be impacted by more continuing resolutions, particularly if it leads to a sequestration, but it will not furlough personnel if that happens
As if pandemic, threats of nuclear war, and a lack of Tesla charging stations aren't enough to worry about, there is always the possibility that an asteroid could hit the earth and wipe-out all of us. A team at NASA discovered a way to alter the path of an asteroid, should one come too close and they garnered the distinction of being finalists in this year's Service to America Medals program, also known as the Sammies. For the details, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin talked with two members of NASA's Planetary Missions Program Office: Program Manager Brian Key and Mission Manager Scott Bellamy.
After rounds of FOIA requests and even litigation, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) received a copy of the A-10C and F-35A close air support fly-off test report. The test was to compare how both aircraft stack up in providing all-important close air support to ground troops. After analyzing the heavily redacted document, POGO analysts found that despite what the Air Force had been saying, it appears the F-35 may not be well-suited for providing that support.
After a decade of constant change, DHA's new director says it's time to focus on delivering a truly integrated military health system.
If Congress ever passes the 2024 Defense authorization bill, keep your eye on Section 804. It's now in the Senate version, and it is aimed at granting the Defense Department the rights to increasing amounts contractors' data more than it appears DoD needs for maintenance and operation of what it buys. Section 804 seems innocuous at first glance.
In today's Federal Newscast: A Fort McNair Army civilian is guilty of charging thousands of dollars on a GSA gas card. A deputy archivist ends her federal service after more than three decades. And the Pentagon has a new responsible artificial intelligence toolkit.
The Air Force like many other agencies is awaiting Congressional funding to start new programs, but its quickstart initiative could help it begin with early phase, low-cost preliminary work while it waits for Congressional approval.
Maritime awareness starts with imagery generated by military, civilian federal and commercial satellites and other platforms. Planet, for example, provides federal agencies, among other customers, electro-optical imagery from its fleet of some 200 satellites.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Technology Modernization Fund Board awards $3.5 million to establish an online "lost and found” registry for unclaimed retirement benefits. A DoD official arrested last month for involvement in a dogfighting ring, has been replaced. And Kemba Walden will step down as acting National Cyber Director at the end of the week.
Military families are worried about how a government shutdown would affect them, including their paychecks, the impact it will have on food assistance programs like SNAP, childcare and medical services.