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Black Cape’s Abe Usher, Al Di Leonardo: AI, Machine Learning Could Help Agencies Speed Up Intelligence Analysis

Abe Usher

Black Cape Co-CEOs Abe Usher and Al Di Leonardo said automation technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning could help government agencies accelerate analysis of large data volumes and glean insights from data. They wrote about the three frameworks – TensorFlow, PyTorch and PyTorch scikit-learn – and how they help agencies and other organizations simplify AI adoption.

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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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Cloudera’s Shaun Bierweiler: Flexible Data Strategy, Data Platforms Could Help Agencies Achieve AI’s Promise

Shaun Bierweiler

Shaun Bierweiler, president of Cloudera’s (NYSE: CLDR) government solutions business, said agencies planning to adopt artificial intelligence should establish a comprehensive data strategy, which includes a data platform that takes into consideration governance and security from the start.

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Leidos Closes $1B Purchase of L3Harris’ Security Detection, Automation Businesses; Roger Krone Quoted

Roger Krone

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has finalized its acquisition of security detection and automation businesses of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) for approximately $1B in cash. Jim Moos, president of Leidos’ civil group, will oversee the acquired businesses, which operate with over 1,200 employees combined and provide automated tray return systems, airport screening products and other industrial automation platforms to customers in the government, critical infrastructure, transportation and aviation markets, Leidos said Monday.

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Salesforce’s Matt Goodrich: Evolving Cloud Security Helps Agencies Improve Citizen Service Delivery

Matt Goodrich, principal solutions engineer at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program sets a standardized approach to cloud security in the federal government and its continuous evolution has resulted in agencies starting to realize that the cloud offers better security. Goodrich wrote that agencies now see security as a fundamental part of the development process from the beginning and their level of trust in cloud deployments enables them to quickly develop applications designed to support the needs of employees and citizens.

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Next-Gen Network Packet Brokers Could Provide Agencies Pervasive Visibility

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal at Gigamon, has said government agencies should have pervasive visibility into their virtual and physical networks, cloud environments and encrypted traffic to quickly detect breaches and defend their information technology infrastructure against adversaries.

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Symantec’s Aubrey Merchant-Dest: Interoperability Could Improve Agency IT Security Posture

Aubrey Merchant-Dest, federal chief technology officer at Symantec, has said government agencies should work to achieve interoperability to improve their security posture, address tool complexity, reduce costs and establish a framework to leverage automation.

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