AFCEA Bethesda February Breakfast

Leveraging AI/ML to Improve Mission Delivery Across Government


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are expected to revolutionize how government operates, enabling federal employees to focus on core responsibilities related to their agencies’ missions while spending fewer hours on administrative tasks. Moreover, federal decision makers are looking to harness the potential of AI/ML to make positive changes in areas such as healthcare, natural disaster relief, citizen services and cybersecurity. The federal government must prepare for the coming boom in AI/ML. Global spending on AI/ML solutions is expected to grow to almost $100 billion in the next three years. Meanwhile, the federal government’s non-defense budget request for AI/ML is almost $1B for 2020.  Federal managers will have to coordinate long-term investments in AI/ML research and development, focusing on strategic priorities, such as algorithms to enable robust and reliable perceptions, developing general AI/ML systems that exhibit the flexibility and versatility of human intelligence and combinatorial optimization to obtain prodigious performance.


Furthermore, federal leaders must promote safe and effective methods for human–AI collaboration to achieve optimal efficiency and performance; improve the safety and security of AI/ML systems so that they operate in a controlled, well-defined, and well-understood manner; as well as develop shared public datasets and environments for AI/ML training and testing to increase the benefits and trustworthiness of AI/ML.


Join us February 26 at the National Press Club as leading federal and industry AI/ML experts discuss lessons learned from early adopters and how AI/ML can be strategically implemented to improve mission delivery across the federal government.




AFCEA Bethesda's Monthly Breakfast series features panel discussions led by senior-executive government representatives. The goals of the event series are to foster better inter-agency communication, share best practices and lessons learned and identify mission-critical IT issues affecting the federal IT community. With speakers drawn largely from federal civilian agencies, the panel format offers a compelling snapshot of multiple agency perspectives.

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Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, National Institutes of Health, Census Bureau, Federal Government, FDA

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020, 7:15am - 9:30am


AFCEA Bethesda Member:  $80.00

National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
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