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New Subcommittee to Tackle Issues on Cybersecurity, IT Systems

CMMC Vetting

Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., have introduced a new subcommittee that will focus on various areas such as information technology, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The subcommittee will also tackle IT and cybersecurity operations and systems. Rep. Langevin is slated to lead the subcommittee as its chair.

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Col. Marc Pelini: DOD Considers AI Decision Making Without Human Intervention

Domain-Aware

Col. Marc Pelini, division chief for capabilities and requirements at the Joint Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Office, said the military is looking to develop a method that allows for artificial intelligence decision making without direct human intervention, when necessary. The Army still does not have the authority to have human involvement out-of-the-loop in AI operations. 

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Army AI Study Focuses on Moral Dilemma, Decision Making by Autonomous Vehicles; Celso de Melo Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Army researchers worked with Northeastern University and the University of Southern California to further study ethical artificial intelligence by covering moral dilemmas involving automated vehicles and other autonomous systems. Celso de Melo, researcher at DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said the study is relevant to the service’s modernization efforts.

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Deputy DOD Secretary Nominee Kathleen Hicks on Plans for JAIC’s AI Implementation Efforts

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, President Biden's nominee for deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), outlined her plans for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) during her confirmation hearing this week. JAIC will fall under Hicks’ oversight if she receives Senate confirmation for the deputy secretary role. Hicks holds memberships at the Aerospace Corp.’s board of trustees and the U.S. Naval institute’s board of directors.

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Gen. David Berger Wants Marines to Trust, Use AI Tech for Quicker Performance

Gen. David Berger

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said he wants the service branch to streamline and accelerate logistics and warfare via artificial intelligence. Berger, at the National Defense Industrial Association’s expeditionary warfare conference, said he envisions a self-updating system that uses AI to track adversaries, determine optimal logistics routes and deploy unmanned vehicles to deliver supplies. 

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NSCAI Recommends AI Infrastructure Adoption by 2025 to Support C2 Programs

Artificial Intelligence

A National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) report states that the Department of Defense (DOD) must work to adopt AI infrastructure by 2025 to widely implement emerging technologies and drive information technology modernization. NSCAI is headed by Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, and Bob Work, a former DOD deputy secretary.

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JAIC Hosts Second AI Dialogue Event; Stephanie Culberson Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) held a two-day event that sought to help the participants address gaps, policies and approaches in adopting artificial intelligence technologies. JAIC plans to host meetings regularly within the year to continue discussions on artificial intelligence interoperability, readiness and responsibility.

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William Scherlis Cites Current State of AI Dev’t

Artificial Intelligence

William Scherlis, director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) information innovation office, said artificial intelligence is at the early stage of its rapid development. Scherlis said in a statement published Friday that artificial intelligence (AI) currently lacks robustness and does not have trustworthiness yet. He noted that various AI components should come together to support warfighter needs.

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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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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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