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July 12, 2018

‘Exciting, Crucial’ Time in AI Development, Official Tells Innovation Board

Artificial intelligence is a strategic priority for the Defense Department that could transform the way the department operates, the head of machine learning at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental said.

July 12, 2018

Maintenance Innovation Slashes Delivery Times

A maintenance airman based in England was frustrated that it took 90 days for his unit to order and receive mission-essential parts, so he decided to do something about it.

June 26, 2018

Networks, Innovation Key to Air Force Philosophy

Building networks and continuing innovation are key to defending against future threats, Air Force leaders said at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington.

Jan. 12, 2018

Pence Highlights Service Members’ Excellence, Expertise, Dedication

America depends upon its military members’ excellence, expertise and dedication more than ever and Congress should support them by passing the fiscal 2018 budget, Vice President Mike Pence told airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Nov. 17, 2017

Transcom Commander: Visionaries Power American Progress

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said it will take people with imagination to solve the problems of our age, but then asked, “Are we identifying and empowering those folks?”

Nov. 9, 2017

Speed Drives Air Force, DoD Innovation, Improvements

Speed is the crux of innovation and improvements the Defense Department will make to ensure the force is ready for any contingency, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson said at the Defense One Summit.

Feb. 7, 2017

Face of Defense: Plumber, Boom Operator Collaborate to Enhance Readiness

An unlikely pair of McConnell airmen -- a plumber and a boom operator -- poured their energy over the past year into developing a cost-effective new system to safely direct alert aircrews during fast-response actions. The U.S Transportation Command recognized their idea, which could save the Air Force millions of dollars.

Nov. 14, 2016

DoD Initiative Crowdsources U.S. Military Competitive Advantage

Officials in the Defense Department’s Office of Strategy and Force Development have decided to crowdsource elements critical to retaining the U.S. military’s competitive advantage.

Sept. 19, 2016

Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution.

June 10, 2016

Carter Stresses Importance of Innovation to Warfighters

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is looking at the intersection between technology and defense as the logical place for emphasis as he continues to put in place programs and organizations to meet the needs of warfighters in an increasingly competitive world.

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