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Think Tank Vet Stacie Pettyjohn Appointed CNAS Defense Program Director; Richard Fontaine Quoted

Stacie Pettyjohn

Stacie Pettyjohn, formerly a political scientist at nonprofit public policy think tank Rand Corp., has joined the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) as a senior fellow and director of CNAS' defense program. “With Stacie at the helm, the team is poised to tackle the most critical, complicated, and controversial issues facing the Department of Defense while continuing its record of significant policy impact," said CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine.

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Former DIA Director Robert Ashley Named CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley, Jr., former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Ashley retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant general in November 2020 after more than 36 years in active duty. 

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US, Int’l Military Participants Discuss Multinational AI Cooperation at JAIC-Hosted Meeting

NSCAI

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has conducted an inaugural meeting for the AI Partnership for Defense multinational initiative to help drive the dialogue on AI policies, ethics and best practices. Nations that participated in the meeting include the U.K., Australia, Sweden, South Korea, Denmark, Canada, Estonia, Norway, Japan, France, Finland and Israel.

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Stoney Trent: Incentives Key to Driving Industry Participation in DoD’s AI Efforts

Col. Stoney Trent, chief of operations at the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said that commercial entities are “poorly incentivized” to conduct AI development and testing during a recent C4ISRNET conference, C4ISRNET reported Sunday. Trent noted that the DoD needs to encourage private sector partners to develop better AI testing tools and methods that can be used in potential activities relevant to national security.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Wajsgras, President of IIS Business for Raytheon, With His Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Wajsgras, president of intelligence, information and services for Raytheon, with his fifth consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. 

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Ryan McCarthy Previews Army’s FY 2020 Budget Plan

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy has offered a preview of the service’s budget request for fiscal 2020 at a Center for a New American Security event held on Monday, FCW reported Monday. "There are some hard choices in this budget, and there will be more in the future,” McCarthy said about the service’s spending plan to be released next week. 

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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