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Past articles by Aaron:

Air Force Wants 'Data Science Ecosystems' to Shorten OODA Loops

The AF Research Lab is looking for ways to deal with the rising ocean of surveillance video and other sensor data. → Read More

Pentagon Awards JEDI Cloud Contract to Microsoft, Again

The decision follows a months-long legal challenge filed by Amazon Web Services. → Read More

TSA's Updated Strategy Seeks Better Tech, Data-Sharing

“TSA Administrator’s Intent 2.0,” released on Tuesday, updates the 2018 version. → Read More

How COVID-19 Kicked a USAF Software Team Into High Gear

The programming group that makes tools for the Air Force\'s developers is now posting about 10 upgrades per day. → Read More

The Pentagon's $800M Effort to Embed AI In Decisions in 'All Tiers'

That\'s the goal of a five-year task order from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to Booz Allen Hamilton. → Read More

The Army Wants a Wearable COVID-19 Detector

On Monday, the service issued a request for project proposals through the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium “to develop a wearable diagnostic ... → Read More

US Army to Study How Humans Team With AI

A new contract will focus on the teaming aspect of artificial intelligence in warfare by analyzing how humans and machines think when working together. → Read More

Meet the US Air Force's 1st Chief Experience Officer

The service hired digital consultant Colt Whittall to improve the digital tools that airmen use to fix things and fight. → Read More

Trump Calls For More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing To Stop Terrorism

International travelers can expect to see more facial recognition and other biometric technologies per the latest national security strategy document. → Read More

When Delete’s Not Good Enough: Navy to Burn 2 Tons of Digital Storage

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center have a lot of classified information stored on digital devices and issued a solicitation to literally watch it all burn. → Read More

Pentagon to Take Over All Security Clearances in Nine Months, Officials Say

The move will mean absorbing the National Background Investigations Bureau and its 2,000 employees. → Read More

CBP’s Facial Biometrics Program Has Caught 26 Alleged Imposters

Since its rollout this summer, the biometrics program is finding more success at land borders than airports. → Read More

Rust Is a $21-Billion Problem for the Pentagon

DoD is having trouble figuring out how to prevent damage from nature’s basic chemical reactions. → Read More

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

Airport officials rolled out the system expecting to increase security and decrease boarding times. → Read More

The NGA Plans to Lock Employees In a Room Until They Learn Cyber Hygiene

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will be locking employees in escape rooms to test their knowledge of cybersecurity. → Read More

Here’s What the White House’s AI Committee Will Focus On

The committee created two groups, one dedicated to machine learning and another for research and development priorities. → Read More

Here’s What the White House’s AI Committee Will Focus On

Here’s What the White House’s AI Committee Will Focus On By Aaron Boyd June 29, 2018 The White House’s hand-picked group of federal leaders in artificial intelligence held their first meeting Wednesday, getting a lay of the land and picking their own set of leaders to help form the path forward. As part of the first meeting of the Interagency Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, the… → Read More

Florida Airport Will Be the First to Scan Every International Traveler's Face

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is doing it to meet a Congressional mandate to speed up security lines. → Read More

Florida Airport Will Be the First to Scan Every International Traveler's Face

Florida Airport Will Be the First to Scan Every International Traveler’s Face By Aaron Boyd June 26, 2018 Officials with Customs and Border Protection’s Entry/Exit have a way to shorten the long lines at airline gates while improving security and meeting an almost 15-year-old mandate from Congress. Officials announced June 21 that Orlando International would be the first airport in the country… → Read More

US Navy Wants a Next-Gen Supply Network — and Fast

Government news resource covering technology, performance, employment, telework, cybersecurity, and more for federal employees. → Read More