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Defense Science Board Recommends Strategies to Increase DoD Adoption of Autonomous Systems

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The Defense Science Board has conducted a 2016 summer study on autonomy that suggests autonomous technology can provide various operational advantages to a wide array of Defense Department missions. DSB outlined in a June 2016 report three sets of recommendations to help DoD expand the use of self-operating platforms for the military, increase the operational pull for …

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Air Force Seeks Industry Partners to Conduct Airworthiness Assessments; Jorge Gonzalez Comments

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The U.S. Air Force wants to forge cooperative research and development agreements with companies to perform airworthiness assessments on non-Defense Department military type aircraft. The goal is to better understand the state of civil aviation and provide independent review of the safety of aviation products to industry, the Air Force said …

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Russell Fenton: Army Eyes Remote System for Defensive Cyber Operations

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Russell Fenton, a training and doctrine command capability manager at the U.S. Army‘s the defensive cyberspace operations branch, has said cyber operators should maneuver remotely or on site to provide quick security response as needed, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. He told the TechNet Augusta conference the Army seeks to test a forensics malware tool …

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DoD Opens DIUx 2.0 Facility to Increase Collaboration With Tech Industry

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The Defense Department has unveiled its new Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental office in Boston as part of efforts to increase DoD’s connections with the innovation community and accelerate integration of new technology into military operations. DoD said Tuesday it established the DUIx 2.0 facility to complement the first outpost the department opened in Silicon Valley last year. “Over …

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Gen. Mark Welsh: US Air Force Needs 60K More Airmen

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Gen. Mark Welsh, outgoing U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has said the military service will need as many as 60,000 airmen to increase the branch’s capability and expand in the space, cyber and remotely piloted aircraft domains, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Brendan McGarry reports that Welsh told Defense News’ Aaron Mehta in an …

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Courtney Smith Named Naval Training Security Assistance Field Activity Chief; Don Quinn Comments

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Capt. Courtney Smith, formerly executive assistant to the commander of the Naval Education and Training Command in Florida, has been named commanding officer of the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity. Smith succeeds Capt. Douglas Heady, who retired after his three-decade military service, the U.S. Navy said Monday. …

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