3 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Producing Real Solutions for Government

Artificial Intelligence (AI) allows tasks that typically require human intelligence to be completed at machine speed. For government agencies, this means that they can make better use of the troves of data they hold for daily decision making, strategic planning, and citizen service.

Protecting the Bat Population

Bats are a critical part of the natural ecosystems as pollinators and in their role of natural insect extermination. However, many bats are at risk due to habitat loss. When they lose their natural habitat, many take to bridges as a new home, causing potential damage and even posing health hazards.

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NDIA Logistics Forum 2013: Joint Logistics Panelists Agree to Shed Weight

Originally posted on Defense Industry Daily

Lt. Gen. Brooks L. Bash , Director for Logistics at the Joint Staff, centered his presentation on the constraints that logistics has and will always impose on warfighting. From that perspective, for the US to pivot to the Pacific only makes things harder with the huge distances involved. New threats to the US supply routes, which by and large have not been challenged since WWII, come in varied shapes from missile profileration to swarms of small ships. From a broader macro perspective, logistical chokepoints such as the straits of Hormuz or Malacca could severely damage the economy if they become hotspots.

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NDIA Test & Evaluation Division Will Host Luncheon to Honor the Achievements of the Walter W. Hollis and Testers of the Year Awards Recipients

Originally posted on PRWEB

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has announced it will be hosting its Test & Evaluation Division Awards Luncheon on March 26, 2013 at The Army Navy Club in Washington, DC. The Test & Evaluation Division plans to honor the achievements of the winners of both the Walter W. Hollis Award and the Tester of the Year Awards.

The Walter W. Hollis Award is presented annually in recognition of lifetime contributions and achievement in the area of defense Test & Evaluation. The award is presented in the name of Walter W. Hollis who is recognized for his dedicated and long-standing service in the field of Defense Test & Evaluation.

The Tester of the Year awards are presented to outstanding individuals in the field of Test & Evaluation. These awards offer OSD and each Military Service Test & Evaluation Department the opportunity to select three award recipients for recognition as the Tester of the Year in specific categories. The three categories recognized are: Military, Civilian and Contractor.

Awards will be presented by The Honorable Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, OSD.

Agenda for the event is as follows:

  • 11:30 am - Registration and Lunch Buffet
  • 12:15 pm - Presentation of Awards
  • 1:00 pm - Adjourn

Award winners are:

  • Mr. Edward R. Greer, Former DASD, DT&E, USD (AT&L) - Walter W. Hollis Award
  • USA Major Ryan McEwan, USA - Military Tester of the Year Mr. Michael Tegtmeyer - Civilian Tester of the Year Mr. William Moonan - Contractor Tester of the Year
  • USN Lieutenant Commander Gregory M. Harkins, USN - Military Tester of the Year Mr. John R. Aldis - Civilian Tester of the Year Mr. Thomas Grafton - Contractor of the Year
  • USAF Master Sergeant Jason J. Taitano, USAF - Military Tester of the Year Mr. Wayne L. Jackson - Civilian Tester of the Year Mr. Alfred Y. McWright - Contactor Tester of the Year
  • USMC Lieutenant Colonel Matthew G. Kelly, USMC - Military Tester of the Year Mr. John Quintanna - Civilian Tester of the Year Mr. Peter Wilson - Contractor Tester of the Year
  • OSD Lieutenant Colonel John Schroeder, USAF - Military Tester of the Year Ms. Michele Sitler - Civilian Tester of the Year Mr. David P. Conrad - Contractor Tester of the Year

Registration for the Awards Luncheon, which is scheduled from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, is now open. For more information and to register, visit http://www.ndia.org/meetings/393A.

About NDIA: The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.

AFCEA’s Homeland Security Conference Returns To Washington, D.C

Originally posted by PR Newswire

Under Secretary Rand Beers and other federal, state and local officials confirmed to speak

AFCEA's twelfth annual Homeland Security Conference, "Securing the Homeland: Working Together, Keeping the Nation Safe", will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C., February 26-28, 2013.  Attendees include government and industry leaders, CIOs, and program managers involved in operations, policy and procurement. Additionally, the Conference will include several roundtables this year, focusing on Chief Information Officers, Procurement Executives, and Collaboration when Disaster Strikes.

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