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Bob Work Expects DoD to Establish A.I. Center of Excellence

Bob Work, former U.S. deputy secretary of defense, anticipates the Defense Department to create a center of excellence for artificial intelligence which will help foster collaboration between the department, universities, laboratories and the industry, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The former deputy secretary of defense said tapping into such resources can help …

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Report: DoD to Deploy AI Algorithms for Operational Sensors in December

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director for defense intelligence within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, has said the Defense Department‘s artificial intelligence program will deploy its first round of algorithms for warfighting operational sensors in December, Aviation Today reported Thursday. Project Maven, an algorithmic warfare cross-functional team …

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DoD Officials Cite Threats Against US Military Operational Dominance at Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has said the U.S. military’s superiority over potential competitors is beginning to wane due to adversaries’ level of investment and efforts to close the operational and technical gap, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday alongside William Roper, director of …

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DoD Raises $14M for 2016 Federal Charity Campaign

The Defense Department collected nearly $14 million for a federal workplace campaign in 2016, the biggest agency contributor of the past year’s campaign, DoD News reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said at a Pentagon awards ceremony that DoD accounted for 40 percent of total federal agency contributions to the 2016 Combined Federal …

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Robert Work to Assist Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work will retain his current role after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration to work with defense secretary nominee James Mattis on management issues in the military,  DoD Buzz reported Monday. Ricard Sisk writes Work said at a farewell ceremony in the Pentagon that he will stay at the Defense Department until …

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Reports: Trump Considers Investment Vet Philip Bilden for Navy Secretary

Philip Bilden, a former managing director at investment firm HarbourVest Partners, has emerged as a top candidate for secretary of the U.S. Navy in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the Washington Post reported Friday. Josh Rogin cited a transition official as saying that Trump could nominate Bilden to succeed Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as early as this …

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Defense Department Presents 2016 David Packard Acquisition Awards to Three Teams

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have recognized industry teams that have contributed to the department’s goal to provide resources to warfighters while minimizing costs, DoD News reported Saturday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work and Kendall presented the 2016 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition to Project …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Third Offset Strategy Eyes New Tech to Support Conventional Deterrence Efforts

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy seeks to bolster U.S. conventional deterrence and pursue new technologies and concepts to meet military superiority goals, DoD News reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work discussed the Pentagon’s plans to achieve military superiority alongside other defense leaders such as U.S. Air Force Gen. …

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US, Nordic & Baltic Nations Conduct Multilateral Security Forum

The U.S. and Nordic and Baltic nations have conducted multilateral security meetings in Finland over two days to address regional security threats and beef up the U.S.-Nordic-Baltic cooperation, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work arrived in the Finnish capital of Helsinki Thursday to meet with …

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Bob Work Talks Security Challenges During Finland Visit

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work was set to discuss security challenges with the Baltic and Nordic countries during his two-day visit to Finland, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work’s visit focused on defense cooperation and regional alliance amid threats arising from Russia’s behavior in the Baltic Sea. “This …

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