Air Force Supercomputer to Cut Bureaucracy
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Stock photo - This is not the real supercomputer. That one is a secret.[/caption]The Air Force is looking to tackle a problem that no government or military agency has ever been able to defeat, the bureaucracy. Politicians run on platforms of cutting through red tape and commanders take over units promising to end the games that plague military units and government organizations all over the world. So far, the bureaucracy is undefeated. The Air Force thinks they might be able to solve the problem that has eluded so many for so long. Will they be the ones to solve the problem?From The Air Force Times:The Air Force is researching advanced automation systems to combat threats worldwide. Now it wants an automated system to help combat bureaucracy at home.The service is hoping to develop a supercomputer, a “cognitive thinking machine,” that can analyze vast quantities of data, track cost and benefits, and easily navigate the library of U.S. government codes and regulations, all in an effort to improve the acquisitions process.
“There are thousands of pages of policies, laws, and regulations that affect Air Force acquisitions,” Camron Gorguinpour, director of transformational innovation for the Air Force, said in a statement.“We need to create a baseline platform and teach the system how to understand context so that it can answer questions accurately and become a resource that personnel can access,” he said. “Of course this is an initial effort; however, over time I expect these types of tools can help people in the Air Force, government and industry better navigate what is a very complex bureaucracy.”The goal is to create a system that will help military officials and contractors — especially small businesses — navigate the complex world of Defense Department acquisitions.Read the rest at The Air Force Times[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]