Tag Archives: NORTHCOM

Gen. Glen VanHerck: U.S. Needs Domain Awareness, Information Dominance to Address Future Threats

Gen. Glen VanHerck

Gen. Glen VanHerck, who leads U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), said the U.S. must capitalize on domain awareness and information dominance to deal with Russian and Chinese threats. He spoke at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium to discuss potential kinetic and non-kinetic approaches the U.S. can implement to defend against adversaries.

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Gen. Glen VanHerck: AI-Based Decision Aids Could Support Deterrence Strategy Formulation

Gen. Glen VanHerck

Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, plans to convince the Department of Defense's top officials that artificial intelligence-based decision support tools are necessary for U.S. military leaders to develop a comprehensive deterrence strategy. The command is awaiting final results from GIDE 3 to make a case for bringing the technology to the commanders.

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Hughes and OneWeb to Develop LEO Communications for AFRL

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Hughes Network Systems announced that the company and OneWeb have been selected by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to demonstrate managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) services to connect the Arctic region to sites around the globe. Hughes will test and implement end-to-end services on OneWeb’s system between selected U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) locations, a first step in harnessing the power of LEO satellites for high-speed, low-latency broadband access in the Arctic.

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Gen. Glen VanHerck: Military Can Adopt AI for Battlefield Decision Making

Gen. Glen VanHerck

Gen. Glen VanHerck, who leads U.S. Northern Command, said the military demonstrated the viability of communications and decision making driven by artificial intelligence. He also noted that AI and machine learning may boost the availability and timeliness of data in support of decision makers. VanHerck said the military has the capacity to accelerate AI and ML adoption.

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Northcom, NORAD to Host Five-Day AI System Demo

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The U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will hold a five-day demonstration to test artificial intelligence technologies that will be incorporated into various decision-making processes. The demonstration is a part of the U.S. military's plans to transition to joint all-domain command and control technologies.

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Gen. Mark Milley: Universal Data Standards Key to Joint Warfighting

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that he plans to implement foundational data standards and pitch his concept for joint warfighting that leverages networked forces. A joint system that builds on common standards across the services branches must be in place by the end of the year, he said.

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: DoD’s JAIC In Talks With Northcom, National Guard Bureau Over AI

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said JAIC is in discussions with the National Guard Bureau and U.S. Northern Command about how to facilitate response to the coronavirus pandemic using AI, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday.

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Terrence O’Shaughnessy: Northcom Needs Modernization

Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, who leads U.S. Northern Command, said the Arctic area has changed into an environment that requires modern technology to protect, DoD News reported Wednesday. He told the House Armed Services Committee that Northcom is working with North American Aerospace Defense Command to address this issue via force modernization.

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