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Army Eyes New Tech Platforms, Industry Partnerships to Manage Installations; Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Comments

Gwen Bingham

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch looks to implement cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to help increase operational efficiency at installations.

Bingham oversees policies, resources and resources for the Army’s installation services and infrastructure, the service branch said Wednesday.

She said at the Association of the U.S. Army Institute of Land Warfare’s breakfast event Tuesday the ACSIM office aims to continue investing in construction, restoration and modernization projects that will support force readiness efforts.

“Let’s imagine for a moment the use of artificial intelligence and other smart cities’ technologies such as autonomous vehicles for transportation on a post, camp, station, or installation,” Bingham told audience during her keynote speech.

“Imagine being able to use and analyze big data so that you could look at a building and be able to predict when it was going to need repairs.”

She intends to collaborate with Jordan Gillis, assistant secretary of for installations, energy and environment at the Army, to implement physical security technology at multiple Army facilities in the next 12 to 18 months as part of a pilot program.

Bigham added her office seeks to partner with the private sector to drive transformation efforts meant to help the service branch modernize its force.

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