SIGNAL Coverage: TechNet Augusta 2021


Real-time coverage from TechNet Augusta 2021, including blog posts, news and photos, all in one place. SIGNAL provides highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists.

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Who Will Hold the Quantum Keys to the AI Kingdom?

Vladimir Putin has said that whichever country controls artificial intelligence will rule the world, but experts now question who will be the first to master quantum-enabled artificial intelligence. Credit: By Pavel Chagochkin/Shutterstock

While the United States debates basic issues related to artificial intelligence, quantum-enabled AI may be on the horizon.

 

DISA Plans No Pressure on Thunderdome

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Thunderdome is the Defense Information Systems Agency's solution for zero trust.

 

DoD to Deliver Initial JADC2 in Coming Months

A soldier helps set up a tactical command post to test communications in Germany, July 8, 2019.  Photo by Army Sgt. Patrick Jubrey

JADC2 will become a reality—at least to a minimal degree—in the coming months.

 

Army Officials Teach Information Advantage 101

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The U.S. Army needs to conduct five essential tasks to achieve the kind of information advantage that will allow commanders to make faster, more effective decisions than their adversaries.

 

Army Officials Outline Unified Network Technology Needs

Panelists at TechNet Augusta 2021 discuss how to achieve a unified network. Photo by Michael Carpenter

To make the unified network vision a reality, the Army will need to adopt an array of technical capabilities, including 5G, zero trust cybersecurity, software-defined networks and data fabric.

 

Software Sustainment Evolves from Pony Express to Automation

Jennifer Swanson, director, Software Engineering Center, Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and CW5 Linc McCoy, USA, CECOM’s command chief warrant officer, have a fireside chat during TechNet Augusta 2021.

The SEC focuses on supporting warfighters and enabling operations in the field, but until recently the organization was distributing software by mailing CDs, which often went unused.

 

U.S. Military on Discovery Voyage in Information Realm

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command, addresses the audience at TechNet Augusta 2021. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The military services may take different paths toward gaining an information advantage, but each helps light the way for the others.

 

Whole-of-Society National Security

Panelists discuss cybersecurity and cooperation among nations during TechNet Augusta 2021. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The term “whole of government” has been popular since at least the early 2000s to describe an effort to gain an advantage or keep the nation secure. But a whole-of-government approach may not suffice in the cyber, space and information era.

 

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