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James Geurts: AI has Potential for Accelerating Navy’s Training Efforts

James Geurts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, said during his WEST 2019 speech that artificial intelligence must be leveraged for training operations, USNI reported Thursday. “I think an area we don’t talk enough about where I think there’s also very interesting opportunities is in training, and how do we speed up our training cycles,” he noted.

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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the subcommittee that DoD has sought to maintain a steady investment …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Pushes Next-Gen Warfare Systems Efforts

The Defense Department has begun to explore new warfare technologies in an effort to retain U.S. dominance in combat, DoD News reported Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told a symposium in Crystal City, Virginia that DoD has kicked off a research and development effort patterned after a 1970s …

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DoD to Work With Int’l Partners in R&D Info-Sharing, Investment; Alan Schaffer Comments

The Defense Department is exploring a strategy that would enable international partnerships in research and technology development to address concerns on capability gaps and costs, Defense News reported Monday. In a document titled “International S&T Engagement Strategy,” DoD indicates plans to establish searchable databases by leveraging big data technology and to enable partner …

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Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

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DIA Moves to Block Controversial Afghan War Book

In an unusual move, the Defense Intelligence Agency has entered negotiations with St. Martin’s Press to purchase all 10,000 copies of Operation Dark Heart, the controversial memoirs of former undercover operative Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer. The move is unusual because the book had already been cleared for publication by the …

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