AI & Analytics

2022 defense policy bill aims to change how DOD buys technology

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act provisions sparked support and skepticism from several experts.

How the Navy is experimenting with AI to make decisions faster

The U.S. Navy’s SCOUT Experimentation aims to develop automated and emerging technologies into targeted problem areas among warfighters.

Bill to train acquisition workforce on AI clears Senate

The bill will help the U.S. stay afloat in global competition on artificial intelligence, its sponsors on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee say.

Pentagon adds new role to lead, coordinate AI efforts

The Pentagon is creating a new position to lead its artificial intelligence efforts across the enterprise.

The Pentagon and UMD to launch intel-focused research center

The Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security will focus on basic and applied research for the security and intelligence communities.

Army seeks native data analytics in its logistics systems

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, the deputy chief of staff, G-4, for the Army, said that as the service modernizes its enterprise resource planning systems, it's looking for native data analytics capabilities to avoid supply chain surprises.

One Army corps sees data education as the foundation of AI-enabled targeting

Expanding data education has proven to be foundational and a defining metric as the Army tests artificial intelligence to improve weapons targeting for the 18th Airborne Corps.

Data and DOD's pivot from 'fight tonight'

The Pentagon is developing a tool that could help trace the impact of senior leaders' decisions down to the unit and years into the future.

Navy aims to tackle cross-domain data sharing in Project Overmatch

The Navy is hoping to clear network and data hurdles at the tactical edge with its answer to Joint All Domain Command and Control.

Marines’ 3D printing faces a ‘data problem’

The Marine Corps want to reorganize its repository of 3D printing designs and technical information into a data vault that makes it easier for the 300+ users to find the designs they need.

Pentagon to send AI, data teams to combatant commands this summer

The Defense Department wants to break AI out of the lab and send out teams of data and artificial intelligence experts in the next month to help combatant commands.

Data sharing is critical for JADC2, but reciprocity is hard to enforce

It's going to take more than a new policy to achieve the Defense Department's ultimate goal of connecting every sensor and shooter through Joint All Domain Command and Control.

DOD issues 5 'data decrees'

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks issued a memo detailing DOD's five "data decrees," establishing rules for creating and managing data as an enterprise resource and strategic asset.

Better acquisition data would improve DOD oversight

While better data would help the Defense Department more effectively assess investments and risks over time, according to a watchdog official, several challenges exist.

JAIC feels pressure to go faster as tight budgets loom

The Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center believes AI-driven productivity gains could become "an economic necessity."

DOD eyes automation to improve data quality, business processes

The Defense Department expects that better use of data analytics will help it improve its business operations and decision-making, optimize the workforce and support digital transformation as it moves on from legacy systems.

Pentagon needs AI on each leadership level, panel says

Robert Work, vice chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence called for DOD to implement a "top-down leadership" approach "to push integration of AI throughout the force."