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Michael Griffin: DoD Plans to Field Self-Driving Vehicles to Back Army’s Logistics Operations

The Defense Department could be the first user of self-driving vehicles that run on artificial intelligence platforms in support of logistics operations, Bloomberg reported Monday. “We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research …

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Michael Griffin: US should explore potential use of AI tech in national security efforts

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. should examine the potential advantages of artificial intelligence and consider integrating the technology into the national defense strategy, DoD News reported Monday. He told audience at the New America Future of War Conference held Monday he believes …

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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Leadership Understands Need for Faster Space Procurement Process

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, told SpaceNews in an interview posted Wednesday he believes Defense Department leaders such as Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, and Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan understand the need to accelerate the space procurement process. Hyten and Griffin are …

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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Navy Capt. Sean Heritage will step into the acting leadership role at DIUx. Shah, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, took the helm in May …

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Senate Confirms John Gibson, 6 Other Nominees to DoD Leadership Posts

John Gibson, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has received Senate confirmation to serve as DoD chief management officer, Washington Examiner reported Friday. Gibson will lead the civilian secretaries of all military services and oversee business-focused DoD agencies and field activities in his new role. He previously served as …

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DoD Splits Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Orgs

The Defense Department on Thursday officially split the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two new units – defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and undersecretary for research and engineering – as part of reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a Wednesday memo the …

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Michael Griffin Backs DoD’s Innovation Hubs as Research & Engineering Undersecretary Nominee

Michael Griffin, the White House’s nominee for defense undersecretary for research and engineering, has expressed his support to the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Pentagon’s strategic capabilities office during his Senate confirmation hearing, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Griffin, former NASA administrator, told Senate Armed Services Committee members Thursday …

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