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Mark Lewis: AI to Advance Human-Machine Teaming

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Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said he believes artificial intelligence will help advance human-machine teaming. Lewis commented on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) AlphaDogfight Trials in which a Heron Systems-developed AI ‘pilot’on an F-16 Viper jet

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Mark Lewis to Serve as DoD Research & Engineering Undersecretary Temporarily

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Mark Lewis, director of defense research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), has been appointed to serve as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering on a temporary acting basis. Lewis temporarily replaces Mike Griffin, two-time Wash100 Award recipient who is leaving DoD for a commercial pursuit alongside Lisa Porter, the latter's deputy.

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DoD’s Mark Lewis: Risk-Taking Key to Successful Hypersonic Efforts

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Mark Lewis, director of defense research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), has said the department needs to modify its operational mindset to meet its hypersonic program goals. Lewis said at a Hudson Institute-hosted discussion that the DoD needs to accept more risks in developing and testing new technologies such as hypersonic missiles and boost/glide systems.

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Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

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Mark Lewis: DoD Working on Standards, Best Practices for AI Initiatives

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD’s R&E office is working on a series of best practices and technical standards for its artificial intelligence initiatives amid a rising number of AI efforts spread across the Pentagon, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Mark Lewis on Pentagon’s Zero Trust Approach to Microelectronics Procurement

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Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD is shifting from the "trusted foundry" model toward a “zero trust” approach when it comes to procuring microelectronics due to risks of insider threats, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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Army Considers Opportunities in Low Eart Orbit Satellites

The U.S. Army is looking to use small satellite constellations instead to reduce vulnerability and accelerate communications speeds. Mark Lewis, who leads the Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization Office, chaired a discussion on this topic at a forum with the Association of the U.S. Army, the service branch said Tuesday.

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DoD Kicks Off Hypersonic Industrial Base Study; Mark Lewis Quoted

The Department of Defense has begun a study to identify weaknesses in the industrial base for the development of hypersonic weapons, Defense News reported MondayMark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said he and Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, are leading a new “hypersonic war room” tasked with identifying “critical nodes” in the supply chain.

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