In February of 2019, the Trump administration issued an executive order outlining a national strategy on artificial intelligence. The American AI Initiative envisions government working with partners in industry and academia, at home and abroad, to build a foundation from which the U.S. will lead development of this important emerging technology.

In the immediate future, the government predicts it will spend more than $1 billion on AI in fiscal year 2020. The spend will range from projects that help agencies secure real savings by using AI in low-end processing projects to longer-term projects that aim to solve higher-level, complex mission challenges.

This FCW workshop highlighted some of the successful projects underway currently in agencies, and share lessons learned so far in the federal government's AI journey.

Topics addressed include:

  • Current federal investments in AI research and development
  • Latest in policy and funding for government AI applications
  • Best practices for identifying and preparing training data
  • Ways to build the AI workforce with education and training opportunities
  • Specific agency AI projects and their progress to date
  • AI tools and resources available through existing government contracts


  • HP


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

8 AM
9 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM AI Powered Systems: Expectations and Realities
  • William L. Scherlis Director, Information Innovation Office Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Technology Insights I
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Machine Learning and Rules-Based Analysis
  • Edward Dowgiallo Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Information Technology, Federal Transit Administration Department of Transportation
9:50 AM Closing Remarks



The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Identify the projects underway currently in agencies and their progress to date
• Define the current federal investments in AI research and development
• Specify AI tools and resources available through government contracts
• Define the process to leverage cloud capabilities and integrate machine learning algorithms pertaining to the Federal Transit Administration’s validation of public transportation data

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.*

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

*CPE credits are not available for online and simulcast viewers.

AI Workshop

DATE: March 24, 2020

TIME: 8:30 - 9:50 AM


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address or badge on-site


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]