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Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper discussed the importance of alliances and partnerships in national security during an event at the Atlantic Council.
The governments or countries that get the best datasets will unquestionably develop the best artificial intelligence, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's chief technology officer said.
As part of the Operation Warp Speed effort, long-term care facilities across the U.S. will be able to sign up to have one of two major U.S. pharmacy companies come to their facilities and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents at no charge.
With the number of non-deployable service members below the goal of 5% and an increase in mission-capable equipment, the Defense Secretary says the military is ready to fight tonight if need be.

Features

Features

Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the prime missions of Marine Corps Systems Command has been to protect its personnel from the spread of COVID-19.
Aquilla James "Jimmie" Dyess and William Edwin "Ed" Dyess, distant cousins, had much in common. Both joined the military, served during World War II and both performed acts of heroism.
Army Spc. Duncan Crow joined the Army just over a year ago and had the opportunity to use his Army and civilian medical skills during a recent mobilization that marks a first in Army Reserve history.
Army Sgt. John Gotia, a financial management specialist with the 374th Finance Battalion, manages the challenges of being deployed during the pandemic by connecting with his cultural community and cooking.

Spotlights

Spotlights

The National Defense Strategy provides a clear road map for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.
Using the resources of the federal government and the U.S. private sector, Operation Warp Speed will accelerate the testing, supply, development, and distribution of safe and effective vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to counter COVID-19 by January 2021.
The Defense Department's Artificial Intelligence Strategy directs DOD to accelerate the adoption of AI and the creation of a force fit for the times.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

Do you know when the dog tag tradition started and why they're called that? Learn the history here.
The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 75 years ago, bringing an end to World War II and making the Enola Gay one of the most famous B-29s in history.
Kansas Army National Guard soldiers help save a girl who appeared to be considering taking her own life.
A small unit of U.S. airmen continues a 65-year-old tradition of monitoring seismic activity in the Australian outback to maintain nuclear deterrence and help warn others of imminent natural disasters.