Intelligence agencies strive to implement AI and machine learning, but struggle to make data available for those machines to chew on.
John Sherman, the Intelligence Community’s chief information officer, wanted to tamp down any rumors about why the IC signed a deal to bring Microsoft’s cloud into the mix.
Jennifer Kron, the acting chief information officer of the Intelligence Community up until Sept. 13, said the ICITE program is having a bigger impact on the IC than most realize.
John Sherman is moving from his role as the CIA’s deputy director of its open-source enterprise to be the new intelligence community CIO.
For the past three years, the Defense Intelligence Agency has been experimenting with a rapid technology acquisition project called “Needipedia,” in which it publishes the technology gaps it wants to fill, lets industry respond with short white papers, then buys new capabilities in as little as a month.
DoD shuffled some funds around this summer to give some IC cyber projects a funding bump.
The Army is planning a pilot for common desktop environments next year.
Intelligence agencies open doors to long-awaited cloud marketplace, invite analysts and developers to tinker with commercial technologies.
Al Tarasiuk, the intelligence community’s chief information officer, said the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (ICITE) program is less about technology and more about getting widespread buy-in from the analysts and collectors.
Grant Schneider was the chief information officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency for seven years before leaving for a two-year detail at OMB earlier this month. Schneider said DIA relies less on contractors and is knee deep in shared services.