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Tech Leaders Call on DOD to Accelerate Commercial Tech Adoption; Eric Schmidt Quoted

Eric Schmidt

Technology industry executives are urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to increase the adoption of commercial technologies to maintain its military advantage over Russia, China and other near-peer competitors. DOD also needs to overcome hurdles with regard to procurement processes and bureaucracy and Eric Schmidt, chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) and former CEO of Google, said he believes such challenges could be addressed.

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Bipartisan Senate Bills Seek to Implement Commission’s National AI Strategy

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced two bills that call for the implementation of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s (NSCAI) recommendations to bolster AI-related research and development, talent recruitment and transparency efforts in the government. Congress established NSCAI as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to recommend strategies to drive government adoption of the technology.

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Yll Bajraktari of AI Commission Underscores Need for US Companies to Develop AI Tech Responsibly

Yll Bajraktari

Yll Bajraktari, executive director of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), has urged U.S. technology companies to be responsible and to observe safety when developing and adopting artificial intelligence. "Bold action is needed to meet the promise of emerging and disruptive technology like AI. Doing more of the same will not meet the call," Bajraktari said.

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Ylli Bajraktari: DOD Must Take Action to Accelerate AI Adoption

Ylli Bajraktari

Ylli Bajraktari, executive director of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said the Department of Defense must modernize its digital infrastructure to accommodate faster AI development across the military. Bajraktari said this and three other AI-focused recommendations for the DOD in an opinion piece published Monday at Defense One.

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NSCAI’s Robert Work, JAIC’s Michael Groen on DOD’s AI Readiness Needs

Artificial Intelligence

Robert Work, vice-chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the U.S. must take its competition with China seriously as the latter accelerates government support for AI programs. Work told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that the U.S. must establish resources, a strategy and organizational structure to compete with China on AI.

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Congressional Commission Recommends Stronger DOD Statement on Broader AI Adoption; Robert Work Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

Robert Work, vice chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the U.S. must integrate autonomy and AI into systems warfare to stay ahead of adversaries. Eric Schmidt, chair of NSCAI, added that the Department of Defense needs to have a stronger stance on large-scale AI adoption. 

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AI National Security Commission Calls for DOD to Develop Career Pathways to Retain AI Talent; Eric Schmidt Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

Leaders and commissioners of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the Department of Defense (DOD) and federal civilian agencies should come up with career pathways to help recruit and retain AI talent in government service. Robert Work said adding a computational thinking section to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery could help the military identify potential AI talent.

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House Panel Unveils Task Force on Assessing Critical Supply Chains

Supply Chain

The House Armed Services Committee has formed a task force that will work with the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify critical supplies and address potential vulnerabilities in the supply chain. The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force falls under the leadership of Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and will run for three months.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen on JAIC’s Efforts to Meet AI National Security Commission’s Final Recommendations

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Roughly fifty percent of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's (NSCAI) recommendations in its final report center on defense and Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, head of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said “we’re already working on two-thirds of them. 

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Federal Commission Eyes $32B Annual Spending for AI Research by FY 2026

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The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has submitted its draft report to Congress stating that annual AI research and development spending must reach $32 billion by fiscal year 2026. Eric Schmidt, chairman of NSCAI, said at the group's plenary session that it is vital to take an incremental approach to addressing recommendations detailed in the report.

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