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Robert Work on DoD’s Use of AI in Weapons Development

Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, said DoD is “absolutely unapologetic” about efforts to advance the development of artificial intelligence-based weapons, Nextgov reported Wednesday. “If we’re going to succeed against a competitor like China that’s all in on this competition … we’re going to have to grasp the inevitability of AI,” Work said Wednesday at an AFCEA event.

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Pentagon’s Innovation Offices Obtain Authorization to Streamline Recruitment, Acquisition Processes

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and Strategic Capabilities Office have received authorization to accelerate their recruitment and contracting processes, Defense News reported. Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work approved the authorities for DIUx and SCO in July before his retirement, the report noted. The authorities include an 18-month renewal …

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Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan Confirmed as Deputy Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan, senior vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing, for the deputy defense secretary role, Defense News reported Tuesday. Shanahan’s confirmation for the Defense Department‘s no. 2 civilian post comes as the Trump administration’s 40 nominees for federal government roles face Senate vote delay. …

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Report: DoD Lifts Hiring Freeze for All Civilian Positions

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has issued a memorandum that lifts all restrictions on civilian hiring across the Defense Department and instructed all DoD officials to carefully examine recruitment activities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes Work noted the Feb. 1 guidance on civilian hiring freeze exemptions is no longer in effect and that senior department …

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Robert Work, UK Counterpart Sign Cooperation Agreement on P-8A Operations in North Atlantic

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Harriett Baldwin, U.K. minister for defense procurement, have signed an agreement that aims to strengthen the U.S.-U.K. defense partnership and collaboration in P-8A Poseidon aircraft operations. The Defense Department said Wednesday the two countries will seek opportunities to share logistics and support bases for the P-8A maritime …

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