Marcel Lettre, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, has said the Defense Department pursues artificial intelligence, autonomy, automation, deep machine learning and human-machine teaming in efforts to drive cyber innovation, DoD News reported Saturday.
Jim Garamone writes Lettre told the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that innovation plays a significant role in the military’s strategy and operational constructs to address cyber threats.
Letter added cyber threats involve “a continuum of activities potentially ranging up to the risk of significant attacks on national infrastructure that would warrant a national response.”
He noted DoD is particularly concerned about threats from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran.
The report said he is also worried about the use of internet to influence events or the environment such as the Islamic State militant group’s social media activities.