Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Increase Pentagon’s Artificial Intelligence Capacity

NextGov: Senate lawmakers Tuesday introduced legislation that would beef up the Defense Department’s artificial intelligence and cybersecurity capabilities.

Introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., the Artificial Intelligence for the Armed Forces Act would change how the Pentagon recruits and retains top cybersecurity and AI talent. The bill would require the defense secretary to “develop a training and certification program to better enable” the Pentagon’s human resources workforce to recruit AI and cyber talent.

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