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Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Ethical AI at Accenture, Discusses National AI Initiative

Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Ethical AI for Accenture, is in Washington D.C. this week to consult with the White House about the American AI Initiative that originated from an executive order by President Trump in February. While in town, Chowdhury took time out of her schedule on Tuesday to attend …

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IBM’s Juliane Gallina to Serve as Chief Information Officer at CIA in April

Juliane Gallina, who currently leads key accounts at IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) U.S. federal business, will assume the chief information officer role at the CIA on April 1, Federal Times reported Tuesday. She will succeed John Edwards, who will continue to serve as deputy chief operating officer at the agency. “Welcoming …

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McAleese & Associates: Will Roper on Hypersonics, Other USAF Tech Dev’t Programs

McAleese & Associates has released a report on a speech by Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, at the Defense Program Conference held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Roper said the service is accelerating work on hypersonics and noted about Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) …

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Novume Closes Purchase of AI-Based Vehicle Recognition Tech Maker OpenALPR

Novume Solutions (Nasdaq: NVMM) has finalized its acquisition of artificial intelligence-based vehicle recognition software developer OpenALPR Technology for an undisclosed sum. Novume said Wednesday Matt Hill, founder and chief technology officer of OpenALPR, will serve as chief science officer at Novume. “By joining Novume, we will gain access to influential …

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NVIDIA Strikes $6.9B Deal to Buy Mellanox; Jensen Huang, Eyal Waldman Quoted

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) agreed to acquire Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) for approximately $6.9B in a push to expand its footprint in the high-performance computing market. NVIDIA said Monday it will pay $125 in cash for each share of Mellanox through a deal, which is expected to close by the end of …

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McAleese and Associates: Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, Ryan McCarthy on Army’s Multidomain Ops Concept

McAleese and Associates, a consulting firm, released a report on key takeaways from a discussion hosted by the Center for a New American Security with Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley of Army Futures Command on the service’s multidomain operations concept and modernization plans. Wesley discussed the …

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Salesforce’s Casey Coleman: Cloud Platforms Can ‘Build Trust’ in Government Services

Casey Coleman, senior vice president of global government solutions at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), said that agencies should implement cloud computing platforms to address the needs of people they serve and increase their confidence in the government. Coleman wrote that cloud services could enable agencies to immediately address the “trust gap” …

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NTT DATA’s Shamlan Siddiqi Suggests Measures to Manage Cyber Posture After Government Shutdown

Shamlan Siddiqi, chief technology officer of NTT DATA’s public sector business, has offered five suggestions for organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity posture following the partial government shutdown. The shutdown ended on Feb. 15 after President Donald Trump signed into law an appropriations package that would fund the rest of the government …

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Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has purchased Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity firm BluVector for an undisclosed sum. BluVector develops and provides platforms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning designed to help government agencies and companies detect and address zero-day malware, ransomware and other cyber threats, Comcast said Friday. Eric Malawer, a more …

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McAleese & Associates: Air Force Execs Talk Prototyping, Agile Software Dev’t at AFA Symposium

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the speeches of Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Will Roper, the service’s acquisition chief, at an Air Force Association symposium that kicked off Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Wilson discussed the need for the service to dominate time, space …

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