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DoD, DARPA Eye Autonomous AI Tech in Support of Third Offset Strategy

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The Defense Department and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to develop new technology in support of the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy with a central theme on autonomous artificial intelligence that operate real-world robots and in cyberspace, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg writes William Roper, Strategic Capabilities Office director, said the SCO has continued …

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Army Works to Refine Electronic Warfare Strategies; Jeffrey Church Comments

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The U.S. Army has started to polish the service’s electronic warfare tactics, techniques and procedures in an effort to help maintain battlefield operations if a system malfunctions, Defense News reported Friday. Jen Judson writes Col. Jeffrey Church, head of the Army’s electronic warfare division, said one method the military branch uses to address EW issues …

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Army Col. Andrew McClelland Named DISA European Field Chief

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U.S. Army Col. Andrew McClelland, previously chief of the Brigade Modernization Command’s network integration division, has been named commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s European field command. DISA said Tuesday McClelland will succeed Col. Jacqueline Brown, who previously held the post for two years and transition into a new role at the Pentagon …

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DoD Requests Additional Funds to Combat Islamic State Group’s Drones

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The Defense Department has requested $20 million in funds from Congress to counter drone threats posed by the Islamic State organization in addition to the existing $189.7 million budget to combat hostile networks, Defense News reported Saturday. Jen Judson writes DoD would put the money into the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund to buy tools …

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Iraqi Gov’t Recovers Fallujah from Islamic State Control, Coalition Forces Continue Manbij Operations

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Iraqi troops have recovered control over the city of Fallujah from control of the Islamic State militant organization through the country’s security forces and the multinational coalition, DoD News reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, Pentagon spokesman, told reporters the coalition will continue to provide strikes, intelligence, advice and assistance to …

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Peter Cook: DoD Leaders Continues Collaboration with Allies to Address Global Security Threats

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Peter Cook, Pentagon press secretary, told reporters that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has assured his U.K. counterpart, Michael Fallon, that the two nations will continue to maintain close defense ties, DoD News reported Friday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the two countries will also continue their respective roles in global security issues including …

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