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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford: Army Should Harness Data With AI, Cloud as Part of Network Modernization

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, U.S. Army chief information officer, has said the service should leverage the large volume of data through the use of artificial intelligence, enterprise cloud, identity management and other “data-driven technologies” as it works to upgrade its network, Fedscoop reported on Aug. 3.

“Any attempt to modernize this thing called the network must consider these factors, and the key factor being the data,” he said at an Association of the U.S. Army symposium.

Crawford said the service needs to address the “how” aspect of its network modernization effort by determining how it plans to build on some of the lessons learned to deliver an intuitive, resilient and reliable network that functions as a weapons system and how to adapt policies to the needs of warfighters.

“And last but not least, how do we intend to drive institutional change to promote sustained modernization that will enable the Army to adapt in response to the ever-changing environment?,” he added.

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