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Adm. Michael Rogers: AI, Human Analytics Integration Can Aid Natl Security Programs

Some military and federal agency officials who took part in a panel discussion held Thursday in Washington believe that artificial intelligence technology can support missions in cyberspace and the intelligence community, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes that Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, proposed the integration of AI and human …

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Gen. David Goldfein Assumes Top Air Force Uniformed Post

The Defense Department officially sworn in Gen. David Goldfein as the 21st chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony held Friday at the Pentagon. He is responsible for overseeing the service branch’s efforts to fully train and equip nearly 660,000 active-duty, civilian and reserve personnel, the Air Force said Friday. …

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Army Explores Strategies, Challenges for Future Force Development

The U.S. Army has conducted a study of emerging operational, strategic and tactical challenges as the military service aims to identify methods to prevent overmatch by adversaries through 2025 and beyond, the Army News Service reported Monday. David Vergun writes Brig. Gen. Lee Quintas, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center’s concept development …

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DIA’s Vincent Stewart: Cyber, Hostile Intell, Terrorism Key Global Security Challenges

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that regional security issues, malicious intrusion, transnational terrorism and hostile foreign intelligence activities remain as the biggest threats to the U.S. and its allies. He said in his testimony Wednesday the security challenges in the Middle East …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA Aims to Integrate Capabilities, Talents Under Reorg Initiative

The National Security Agency has announced it will undergo a restructuring in a move to bolster the agency’s technological innovation, workforce and core missions of foreign signals intelligence and information assurance. The NSA in the 21st Century initiative is a two-year process to reshape the agency and  address challenges triggered by asymmetric national security …

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State Dept’s New Center Seeks to Counter Violent Extremism Via Social Media Campaigns

The State Department has launched a new center staffed by public and private sector professionals who aim to counter disinformation from ISIS, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups through the use of computer-mediated tools. The Global Engagement Center will collaborate with government organizations to create thematic campaigns across social media as well as coordinate counterterrorism messaging efforts aimed at …

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Thomas Mahnken to Join CSBA as President, CEO

Thomas Mahnken, the current Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College, will join the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments as president and CEO by March 2016. He succeeds Andrew Krepinevich, who founded and has led CSBA since 1993, the Washington-based …

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