Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Accenture’s Federal Arm Gets IARPA Imagery Analysis Research Contract; Bryan Rich Quoted

Bryan Rich Managing Director AFS Applied Intell

Accenture Federal Services will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate analysis of geospatial imagery under a potential four-year contract with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. AFS will work with Element84, I2R, Boston University, Cornell University, MIT, North Carolina State University, South Dakota State University, University of Tennessee and University of California-Riverside to study changes in the earth’s surface caused by climate change, urban growth and other factors under IARPA’s Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique program.

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AeroVironment to Buy Arcturus UAV in $405M Cash-Stock Deal; Wahid Nawabi Quoted

Wahid Nawabi President and CEO AeroVironment

Unmanned aircraft system manufacturing company AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) has agreed to acquire Arcturus UAV in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $405M as part of efforts to expand into adjacent segments and broaden UAS portfolio and customer footprint. “We are excited about the opportunities for value creation through our acquisition of Arcturus UAV, which will enable us to accelerate our growth strategy and expand our reach into the more valuable Group 2 and 3 UAS segments,” said Wahid Nawabi, president and CEO of AeroVironment.

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White House Establishes National AI Initiative Office; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios, U.S. CTO

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has established the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, which will advance artificial intelligence research and policymaking across government, industry and academia. “The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office will be integral to the federal government’s AI efforts for many years to come," said Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the U.S. and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Booz Allen Execs to Discuss AI Integration Across Federal Defense & Intelligence Sectors

Booz Allen Hamilton executives Steve Escaravage, senior vice president, and Graham Gilmer, principal, will discuss how to advance technology at speed as well as how private-public partnerships are critical to maintaining the competitive advantage within the technology race during Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Artificial Intelligence Summit on March 30th. 

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Boomi’s Alan Lawrence: Federal IT Modernization Key to Improve Data Security, Engagement & Mission Outcomes

Alan Lawrence VP of Federal Boomi

Alan Lawrence, vice president of federal at Dell Technologies' (NYSE: DELL) Boomi business, said government agencies should shift their focus from maintaining legacy information technology systems and applications to advancing IT modernization to improve data security, employee and customer engagement and mission outcomes.

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Potomac Officers Club to Feature Navy Rear Adm. Lorin Selby as Keynote Speaker at 7th Annual R&D Summit

Lorin Selby Chief of Naval Research

During Potomac Officers Club’s 7th Annual Defense Research and Development (R&D) Summit, notable federal and industry leaders will meet to discuss the latest priorities across the R&D landscape. Featuring U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, chief of naval research, as keynote speaker, the summit will also address advancements and challenges within the development and delivery of innovative solutions. 

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GovConWire to Host Air Force IT Plans and Priorities Forum TODAY at 12pm

Air Force IT Plans and Priorities Forum

GovConWire’s Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum will feature Lauren Knausenberger, deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, as the keynote speaker. During her address, she will discuss how the industry can progress the latest initiative across the Air Force. “IT is the foundation on which we do everything else,” Knausenberger stated.

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Expert Panel to Discuss Future Modernization Initiatives During GovConWire’s Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum

GovConWire Events

GovConWire’s Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum will feature an expert panel that will discuss how the industry can progress the latest initiatives across the Air Force. The panel will host  Alka Bhave of Perspecta, as well as Colt Whittall, Nicolas Chaillan and Chad Raduege of the U.S. Air Force. To register for the Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum visit GovConWire’s Event Page.

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