Bridge Colby quoted in Politico article, “Pentagon Considering Permanent Naval Task Force to Counter China in the Pacific”

"While the initiatives would not be a silver bullet to solve the China problem, the efforts are an encouraging sign that the Pentagon is committed to moving resources away from the Middle East and elevating the needs of the Pacific, said Elbridge Colby, a former Trump Pentagon official who is now a principal at The Marathon Initiative…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:30:32-04:00June 15, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Vince Brooks quoted in U.S. Army article, “‘Week of the Warrior’ Puts ‘People First’ Into Motion”

"'It’s evident we still have a disease,' said [Vince] Brooks, when asked about his perspective on today’s challenge with diversity. 'We are not what we want to be and maybe not even what we think we are. The expectation is that [the military] will figure this out before anyone else in society. So, you have to keep wrestling with this. What we have to guard against is pre-judgements that then translate into action…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:58:45-04:00June 15, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Bridge Colby quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Pentagon to Speed up Efforts to Counter China”

"'At this point, the say-do gap is the problem,' said Elbridge Colby, a former Pentagon official who played a key role in developing the national defense strategy during the Trump administration. 'We have had prioritization of China for several years. But not enough has been done to translate that into reality, and the problem is alarmingly urgent…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T20:03:57-04:00June 9, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Michèle Flournoy interviewed in Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, “Rebuilding America’s Military Edge”

"During the first decade of the 21st century, the U.S. defense department prioritized counterterrorism and counterinsurgency measures the Middle East and across the globe. A major shift in strategy began slowly but surely in 2012, driven partly by China’s more aggressive behavior and new military capabilities, including cyber and electronic weapons and precision missiles developed specifically to exploit US vulnerabilities. "Despite this shift in strategy, experts suggest that the Pentagon has not made the changes necessary to meet the threats posed [...]

2021-07-20T19:45:57-04:00June 4, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Bob Work quoted in Bloomberg Government article, “AI Experts Needed to Lead ‘Project Maven’ Move Within DOD”

"The Defense Department’s (DOD) secretive artificial intelligence task force called Project Maven is moving to a new home within the Pentagon’s intelligence and security apparatus. Now Defense officials are looking for an industry partner to manage the transition and provide ongoing support for the program… "Project Maven, formally known as the Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team (AWCFT), was established in 2017 to 'accelerate the DOD’s integration of big data and machine learning,' then-Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work wrote in a memo. Maven’s [...]

2021-07-20T19:52:13-04:00June 1, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Bob Work writes in War on the Rocks: “AI and Synthetic Biology Are Critical to Future U.S. Competitiveness”

"On Jan. 11, 2020, Chinese authorities shared the genetic sequence of the virus that causes COVID-19 for the first time. By Jan. 13, the biotechnology firm Moderna had used this information to finalize the design of its vaccine. "This miracle of modern science — shortening to a matter of hours a process that had previously taken months or years — was not a stroke of luck. It was enabled by significant advancements in AI and machine learning, investments in these technologies [...]

2021-07-20T19:26:39-04:00May 27, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Michèle Flournoy interviewed in DefAero Report Daily podcast, “Flournoy on Keeping DoD’s Competitive Edge”

"On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Michèle Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense for policy who is the co-founder of the WestExec Advisors consultancy, discusses her article in the May/June 2021 issue of Foreign Affairs — 'America’s Military Risks Losing Its Edge: How to Transform the Pentagon for a Competitive Era' — with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…" Listen to the full episode here: Full Episode

2021-07-20T19:03:41-04:00May 17, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Miriam Vogel quoted in The Financial Times article, “Silicon Valley Reboots Its Relationship With the US Military”

"Tech groups Microsoft and Amazon have taken a similar stand on the controversial software, after pressure from employees. They said they would refuse to sell it to police forces and asked Congress to regulate the emerging technology… "'I see these battle lines being drawn, where companies are saying in their mission statements what [policies] they want to be aligned with,' says Miriam Vogel, chief executive of EqualAI, a non-profit focused on removing unconscious bias from artificial intelligence…" Read the full article [...]

2021-07-20T19:08:39-04:00May 16, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|
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