Monthly Breakfast Series
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
Registration Closes at 12 PM 
on February 25, 2020
Industry Member:
Online: $80
Onsite: $95
Industry Non-Member:
Online: $90
Onsite: $95
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

Leveraging AI/ML to Improve Mission Delivery Across Government

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are expected to revolutionize how government operates, enabling federal employees to focus on core responsibilities related to their agencies’ missions while spending fewer hours on administrative tasks. Moreover, federal decision makers are looking to harness the potential of AI/ML to make positive changes in areas such as healthcare, natural disaster relief, citizen services and cybersecurity. The federal government must prepare for the coming boom in AI/ML. Global spending on AI/ML solutions is expected to grow to almost $100 billion in the next three years. Meanwhile, the federal government’s non-defense budget request for AI/ML is almost $1B for 2020.  Federal managers will have to coordinate long-term investments in AI/ML research and development, focusing on strategic priorities, such as algorithms to enable robust and reliable perceptions, developing general AI/ML systems that exhibit the flexibility and versatility of human intelligence and combinatorial optimization to obtain prodigious performance.

Furthermore, federal leaders must promote safe and effective methods for human–AI collaboration to achieve optimal efficiency and performance; improve the safety and security of AI/ML systems so that they operate in a controlled, well-defined, and well-understood manner; as well as develop shared public datasets and environments for AI/ML training and testing to increase the benefits and trustworthiness of AI/ML.

Join us February 26 at the National Press Club as leading federal and industry AI/ML experts discuss lessons learned from early adopters and how AI/ML can be strategically implemented to improve mission delivery across the federal government.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:15 AM - 7:40 AMRegistration and Networking


7:40 AM - 8:00 AMNetworking Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMWelcome Remarks

Greg Mundell, Vice President of Breakfast Programs, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

8:15 AM - 9:20 AMPanel Discussion
9:20 AM - 9:30 AMClosing Remarks

Naina Leo, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

Throughout the year, we will be looking at technology, policy and workforce strategies for transforming agency operations. Our second three-part series is focused on automation. This event is the second breakfast in the automation series. The previous series looked at cybersecurity and the final series will look at modernization.