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CBO: Navy Submarine Fleet Could Exceed Shipyard Maintenance Capacities in 30 Years

Navy Submarine Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report states that the size of the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet is likely to exceed shipyards’ capacity to maintain the vessels in 25 to 30 years. According to CBO’s report, the Navy’s modified fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding plan directs the procurement of 61 attack submarines within 30 years.

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SOCOM Taps Collaboration.Ai for Market Research Platform

Collaboration.Ai

Collaboration.Ai has won a three-year, $10 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to provide a market research platform for innovation challenges launched under the Air Force's AFWERX program. The company will facilitate contests regarding the concept of high-speed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft via the Augmented Human/Community Performance Platform

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: DOD Should Modernize Warfighting Enterprise for AI Implementation

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the Department of Defense's (DOD) warfighting enterprise systems must evolve to integrate with artificial intelligence technology. The Marine Corps lieutenant general added JAIC aims to help the Pentagon address operational efficiency and effectiveness goals.

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AWS, Oxford University Explore Human-Machine Collaboration With AI, Cloud Tech

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the University of Oxford in England have partnered to test proofs of concept for human-machine interaction in education and other research areas using artificial intelligence tools and cloud computing platforms. AWS will also collaborate with the Oxford University's mathematical, physical and life sciences division in other projects through 2022 to incorporate AI and cloud technologies. 

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U.S. Navy, USMC Issue Unmanned Campaign Framework; Frederick Stefany Quoted

Frederick Stefany

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have released a campaign plan that outlines a strategy for integrating unmanned systems in support of the future maritime mission. “It also sets the framework to enable the Department of the Navy to accelerate, deliver and scale valuable manned and unmanned capabilities,” Stefany added.

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Army, Air Force Fund Quantum Computing Research; Sara Gamble Quoted

Quantum Computing

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered a new type of quantum error correction that could help advance the development of a fault-tolerant quantum computer, which could provide the military with data processing capabilities needed to fight in multidomain operations. “Efficiency is increasingly important as quantum computation systems grow in size to the scales we’ll need for Army relevant applications,” Sara Gamble explained. 

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

AI User Trust

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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Lt. Gen. Laura Potter Outlines Army G-2 Intell Office’s Priorities

Lt. Gen. Laura Potter

Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, the U.S. Army’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence, G-2, said her office focuses on four priorities and those are people, readiness, modernization and allies and partners. When it comes to readiness, Potter said the Army is pursuing the regionally aligned readiness and modernization model or ReARMM.

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Jacqueline Tame: JAIC Focuses on Projects in Logistics, Test and Evaluation Areas

AI User Trust

Jacqueline Tame, acting deputy director for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC is focusing on projects that will have the most potential impact on the military and its readiness and those areas include logistics and test and evaluation. JAIC and the Pentagon’s test and evaluation office are working together to build a test framework and further advance AI adoption.

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