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Gen. John Hyten: DOD Must Accelerate Joint Efforts, Public Awareness on Space-Based Threats

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and two-time Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DOD) must “go fast” in determining joint requirements to counter emerging threats. The U.S. Space Force, along with the U.S. Space Command, is gaining bipartisan support and is envisioned to continue driving efforts with the incoming Biden administration, according to Hyten.

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ArchIntel’s Latest White Paper ‘Competitive Artificial Intelligence: The Crossover Point’ Available for Free Download

ArchIntel

ArchIntel, a leading provider of concise actionable open source market and competitive intelligence (CI) reports to federal business leaders, has released its latest white paper “Competitive Artificial Intelligence: The Crossover Point,” which is available for a free download at ArchIntel.com. “The Crossover Point” explores the insights and first-hand expertise provided during ArchIntel Events’ recent Artificial Intelligence in Competitive Intelligence Forum

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DOD Cyber Crime Center Recognized as Air Force Field Operating Agency; Jeffrey Specht Quoted

Jeffrey Specht

The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has been officially recognized as a field operating agency within the U.S. Air Force. DC3, which previously operated as a unit under the Office of Special Investigations, will now run as an independent agency aligned under the inspector general, office of the secretary of the Air Force.

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Department of the Navy Announces Formation of DevSecOps Task Force

Supply Chain Security

The Department of the Navy is establishing a DevSecOps task force to help speed up software development and delivery and improve data security, FCW reported Friday. The Jan. 15 memo states that the task force will provide the information superiority executive steering group with a set of recommendations within two months to facilitate the creation of a strategy for enterprisewide DevSecOps implementation.

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Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt on Plans to Improve Space-Based Missile Warning Capabilities

Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt

Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, commander of Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC), told C4ISRNET in an interview published on Friday about plans to improve missile warning satellites and one of those is the need to equip satellite constellations, ground systems and other space-based missile warning capabilities with software that could be reprogrammed quickly in response to threats.

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Air Force’s Jazmin Furtado, Chris Dylewski on Moving Beyond Service-Wide AI Innovation

F-16 Fighter Jet

U.S. Air Force officials Capt. Jazmin Furtado and Capt. Chris Dylewski have said the service branch must position itself to address emerging artificial intelligence threats to avoid lagging behind in the global competitive landscape. Furtado and Dylewski’s comments come after the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed the AlphaDogfight trials which assessed the performance of AI-enabled fighter aircraft.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris on AFLCMC’s Push for 5G, Digital Engineering Efforts

Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris

 Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), said in a recent address that the center has invested significantly in technologies like 5G to help promote efficiency across military bases. “As an Air Force, I think it is important to capitalize off what we’ve done and not lose sight of these investments,” said Morris.

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Army Senior Scientist Stephen Lee: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Leads to Innovation

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee, senior scientist for interdisciplinary sciences at the U.S. Army Research Office, said innovation mostly stems from the combination of multiple scientific disciplines. The scientist noted that interdisciplinary collaboration opens opportunities to engage in new research areas that may support soldier performance, the Army said Thursday. Fido is designed to detect explosive vapors.

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CBP Named Authorized Economic Operator Under US-UK Supply Chain Agreement; William Ferrara Quoted

William Ferrara

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has entered into an agreement with its U.K. counterpart to certify both countries’ economic operator programs in a push to accelerate supply-chain security. CBP said Thursday that the agreement validates the agency under the U.K.'s Authorised Economic Operators initiative and approves CBP participation in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). 

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DOD’s Alka Patel: AI Ethics Must Apply to All Military AI Systems

Alka Patel

Alka Patel, who leads artificial intelligence ethics policy at the Joint AI Center (JAIC), said Department of Defense (DOD) officials believe ethical concerns must be applied to the technology's design and use. The board created the principles with the help of AI experts, U.S. citizens and military leaders. DOD will move forward to implement the principles across the military's AI applications, she said.

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