Tag Archives: Northern Command

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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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Mark Sopp, EVP and CFO of KBR, His Third Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Mark Sopp, executive vice president and chief financial officer of KBR’s Government Services business, with his third Wash100 Award. Sopp was also a Wash100 Award recipient in 2015 and 2017.

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Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager to Lead Army 40th Infantry Division

Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager, commander of the Joint Task Force North within Northern Command, will assume command of the U.S. Army’s 40th infantry division on June 29, The Orange County Register reported Thursday. She will succeed the retiring Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka during a ceremony at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif later this month.

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Congress Eyes DoD-Hosted National Cyber Response Exercise Under Defense Budget Bill

The Senate and the House Armed Services Committee are proposing an annual defense policy bill that would task the Defense Department to host a national cyber defense exercise, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. The high-level exercise would leverage department-level leadership to support the cyber needs of civil authorities, policy testing, cyber-incident coordination, operational planning …

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Gen. Lori Robinson Takes Leadership Posts for Northern & NORAD Commands

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson has succeeded Navy Adm. Bill Gortney as head of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, DoD News reported Friday. Robinson told attendees of the change-of-command ceremony at Peterson that partnerships with joint, interagency and multinational organizations support NORAD and Northcom as …

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Northcom, NORAD Chief Bill Gortney IDs Homeland Threats in House Hearing

Navy Adm. William “Bill” Gortney, head of U.S. Northern and North American Aerospace Defense commands, has identified what he views both organizations’ major homeland defense challenges in testimony to House lawmakers Thursday. Gortney told the House Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State militant group, other terrorist organizations and transnational organized crime are among …

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