The ATARC AI Working Group is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics of interest to the Federal AI community. Working in collaboration with the Federal Government to make recommendations for methods to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge AI solutions.

Key Group Objectives

  • Form dedicated Project Teams that work together with government participants and focus on specific AI topic areas
  • Identify AI and ML technology and associated contract vehicles that government can utilize to procure AI and ML products, services and solutions
  • Define AI sub-components

Key Group Activities

  • Bi-weekly status call with members of your project team
  • Ability to attend meetings for all other project teams
  • Organize government and industry events hosted by your project team
  • Quarterly in-person meetings at government location
  • Project deliverables to support AI in federal government
  • Weekly leadership call to discuss project activities & progress

Working Group Project Teams

The Artificial Intelligence Working Group Project Teams consist of the following categories: Ethics and Responsible AI, Conversational Augmented Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, Standard Data, IoT, Robotic Process Automation, Predictive Analytics, and Value Proposition. 

Leadership Team

The AI ATARC Working Group is advising all federal leaders and their private sector collaborators to prioritize AI program solutions that should be aligned with improving decision making within citizen services and g2b solutions. Through helping to guide budgeting AI, algorithmic programming in the federal IT plans, ATARC is supporting the key to AI open APIs, and open solutions.

Leadership within and outside of government can incorporate the National Institute of Standards and Technology-released guidance for how the government should approach developing those standards, which include standardized testing mechanisms and robust performance metrics, that would allow the government to better understand individual systems and determine how to develop effective standards. Those are the common standards for leap-frogging AI from principles to citizens use.

ATARC is backing the federal CTO’s regulations for executing AI in ways that will make the quality of citizens’ lives grow, as well as support the administration’s directions successfully, by sharing knowledge for productive uses of AI. United States security, knowledge, and economic growth depends on it. Real-budgeted AI solutions, based on data governance and accountability is the goal for the years ahead.

The AI Working Group Meets every Friday from 12:30-1:15 PM.

Gil Alterovitz

Gil Alterovitz

Government Co Chair

VA
Nevin Taylor

Nevin Taylor

Government Co Chair

White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison

Government Co Chair

JAIC
Marc Wine

Marc Wine

Government Co Chair

VA
Ron Schmelzer

Ron Schmelzer

Analyst Co-Chair

Cognilytica
Kathleen Walch

Kathleen Walch

Analyst Co-Chair

Cognilytica
Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Industry Vice Chair

Tech Data

Ethics and Responsible AI

This project team will focus on making sure that AI systems are ethical, responsible, transparent, and explainable.

This team meets every other Wednesday 12:00-12:30 PM

Current Deliverable: An Ethical Framework/Levels of transparency/Scale to measure legality and ethics in AI. 

Anil Chaudhry

Anil Chaudhry

Government Chair

CBP

Conversational Augmented Intelligence Project Team

Current Deliverable: Playbook/White Paper on Conversational Augmented Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Framework”.

The goal is to match use cases to commercial capabilities leveraging Augmented Intelligence within the business lines and to expose the use cases that are showing promise to scale into production within the government space (federal, state, local, etc) 

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone

Government Chair

GSA
Alex Jacome

Alex Jacome

Industry Vice Chair

Achevion Solutions

AI Standards Including Data Project Team

This project team will examine standard data, interoperability, trustworthiness, autonomy, algorithms, and expectations as it relates to AI and ML.

This team is currently meeting/working with Ethics and Responsible AI project team on this deliverable.  

Meets with every other Wednesday 12:00-12:30 PM 

Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison

Government Chair

DoD JAIC

IoT Project Team

This project team will look at the Internet of Things and how it impacts AI. From a healthcare perspective, this project team will ask the question, “How can AI help with the quality of life?”

Meets every other Tuesday 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Current Deliverable: Working on a robust outline for defining and emphasizing the need for clarity in this space.  

Joseph Ronzio

Joseph Ronzio

Government Chair

VHA
Doug Natal

Doug Natal

Industry Chair

Sumo Logic
Craig Chapman

Craig Chapman

Adviser Chair

Elpis

Robotic Process Automation Project Team

This project team meets once a month at USAID for a small, monthly Seminar Series, which consists of industry engagements (2 hours each with 2-4 vendor presentations for approx. 50 attendees) where attendees can hear capability presentations from RPA vendors, learn industry perspectives and best practices, ask questions and network with industry-government colleagues in a more intimate setting, etc. This promotes better government exploration, understanding, and adoption of RPA technologies, as well as encourages meaningful conversations with industry,  while reiterating this theme through tangible events.  

 

 

Mitchell Winans

Mitchell Winans

Government Chair

IRS
Brian Mooers

Brian Mooers

Government Vice Chair

GSA
Eric Teasdale

Eric Teasdale

Industry Chair

Automation Anywhere
Jim Hathaway

Jim Hathaway

Industry Vice Chair

JTek Data Solutions
Sourabh Pawar

Sourabh Pawar

Industry Vice Chair

CGI Federal

Predictive Analytics, Decision Support & Patterns/Anomalies Project Team

Departments are asked to respond to the questions for the purpose of refining technical assistance in support of the administration’s priority to introduce AI into government IT standards, best practices, and modernization projects. These questions are aligned with the Federal CTO’s direction for ensuring AI growth through government and industry collaboration,adhering to democratic and Open Data standards. The future is advancing and enhancing mobile, electronic information services for American citizens and around the globe.  The president has prioritized AI for government budgeting, and Congress is allocating funds to ensure citizens, government and industry execute transparent and trustworthy AI open applications across the Lines of Business and throughout the U.S. economy. Focus on the practical goals for department’s budgeting of AI solutions will enable the innovation and efficiencies that taxpayers and oversight organization are expecting, accountability, IT innovation and cost-benefit and national security.

This project team meets every other Monday from 2-2:30 PM

Current Deliverable: Take our survey here!

Alexander Measure

Alexander Measure

Government Chair

Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Chakib Chraibi

Chakib Chraibi

Government Chair

NTIS

Value Proposition of AI and ML Project Team

This project team will examine how to solve current problems of every day circumstance and how to promote situational awareness.

Nevin Taylor

Nevin Taylor

Government Chair

USAF Deputy CTO Special Programs
Harvard Nation International Security Fellow
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow
Gabe Chang

Gabe Chang

Industry Vice-Chair

IBM
 Ryan Branon

Ryan Branon

Industry Vice-Chair

IBM