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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Air Force works with MIT to study AI technologies

The U.S. Air Force is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) technologies through research in computational intelligence, reasoning, decision-making, autonomy, and relevant societal implications. The agreement with MIT includes... Read More »

Bill seeks to aid Afghan allies

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) recently joined a group of House colleagues in introducing the Afghan Allies Protection Act, which officials said demonstrates support for the thousands Afghan and Iraqi allies. Since 2002, the government has employed thousands of Afghan and Iraqi allies to serve alongside... Read More »

Measure seeks to address potential Iran conflict

A group of lawmakers recently supported a bill designed to prohibit expending funds which could lead to war with Iran without express approval from Congress. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) has joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rand Paul (R-KY) as well as several other colleagues in advocating for the... Read More »

Test flight conducted on military rescue helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., recently conducted a test flight of its HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter in West Palm Beach, Fla. The aircraft is based on the UH-60M Black Hawk and is customized for U.S. Air Force rescue missions. The U.S. Air Force plans to replace its HH-60G Pave Hawk... Read More »

Bill seeks to modernize Department of Defense workforce

Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced last week a measure designed to modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce by establishing a recruitment element and military career tracks for digital engineering. The Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act stems from the... Read More »

Gun violence reduction bill reintroduced in House

The bipartisan Jake Laird Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month. The bill enables local law enforcement to temporarily remove and retain firearms with probable cause from individuals who are determined to... Read More »