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Guidance for trustworthy AI

President Trump signed an executive order last week guiding agencies to use trustworthy artificial intelligence technologies in a way that protects privacy and civil rights. Trump’s order borrows heavily from principles already established by the defense and intelligence communities, extending them to civilian agencies outside the national security space. AI can be "an important tool to help modernize government and ensure federal agencies are effectively and efficiently delivering on their missions,” said Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer, in the announcement. More on Trump's EO.

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CoEs become federal law

Trump also signed legislation codifying the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. The law ensures the General Services Administration program will be resourced moving forward and requires the 10 existing and future CoEs to improve cooperation between agencies and industry in areas like artificial intelligence, cloud adoption, contact centers, customer experience, data and analytics, and infrastructure optimization. Dave Nyczepir has more.

$11B DISA contract coming soon

The Defense Information Systems Agency this week plans to issue the final solicitation for its $11 billion network consolidation contract called Defense Enclave Services. The contract will call on a single IT service provider to help consolidate DOD support agency networks. The contract is part of the Fourth Estate Network Optimization (4ENO) initiative that DISA is leading, under which 22 of the non-warfighting agencies in DOD are having their IT and help desks morphed into a single service provided through DISA. Jackson Barnett has this one.


The value of ethics in AI, from development to implementation

AI experts explain why ethics and proper training matter as agencies consider autonomous applications. Ethics cannot be an afterthought because as an AI tool is developed, every engineering decision ends up being an ethical decision, say leaders from the GSA and Intel in a recent panel discussion on ethical AI in government. Read more insights from the discussion.

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