Flashback … Future (Air) Combat Systems, “System of systems”! Hope this one does better than last Boeing/SAIC FCS ($340 billion) spread the wealth buffet smorgasbord. To be fair, different times, more mature technology, and some French and European oversight … except they are socialists too but not communists like the Boeing group I knew 😂 Now that I have equally insulted every one …
France’s commitment to a cutting-edge sixth-generation fighter — working in tandem with drones and long-range sensors — is a sign of its commitment to deterring Putin’s Russia.
Source: France To US: You’re Really Important To Our New Fighter
Two years ago, I received orders to NATO and arrived at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium in July 2017, thinking this would be my sunset vacation tour: a great way to wrap up 28 years of service in the Air Force by taking in all the sights and flavors Europe has to offer. In fact, I think that’s exactly how my assignments officer described it to me. Those thoughts were quickly dashed when realized I had landed on the bow wave of a historical undertaking: For the first time in its nearly 70-year existence, NATO had just recognized a new domain of operations — cyberspace.
Source: What Is NATO Really Doing in Cyberspace? – War on the Rocks
Simply admitting that existing operational planning methodology and doctrine are not applicable for complex strategic problem sets is a crucial first step. Once we break this paradigm, military strategists will be empowered to design new and better paradigms, yielding novel methods to more appropriately meet our nation’s strategic needs.
Source: Strategic Design for the Complex Realm
For the first time, the Air Force has run a wargame trying to decide how best to build the structure for Multi-Domain Command & Control. A central objective is figuring out how to manage data flows coming from all over the world from every domain: air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace.
Source: MDC2 Wargame: EXCLUSIVE First Look – ‘Conflict Anywhere Will Be Conflict Everywhere’
The Artificial Intelligence the military needs most is not some kind of killer robot, the Army’s three-star senior futurist told me today. The Army really needs AI to make sense of lots of data, fast, so commanders and quartermasters can send the right forces with the right supplies to the right place on the “hyperactive battlefield of the future.”
Source: Artificial Intelligence: Forget The Terminator For Future Army: LTG Wesley
No! Who would want to perpetuate the problem?!
“Despite the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure being validated by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, it still faces opposition from Congress and some in industry who seek to perpetuate the problem, and their government contracts, by obfuscating any simple solution to the state of being data rich and information poor.”
And the final recommendation is just an authoritative EDW. See that go on a tailspin before.
Source: Data Rich and Information Poor (DRIP): The Adversary of Lethality
It’s so much data, the scientists behind the image had to invent a new type of visualization.
Source: This crazily complex image shows the online footprint of all 50 states
Most of the infrastructure is common and will be unnecessary and redundant to duplicate. Intrusion is intrusion and payload is payload whether disruptive, destructive or persistent ISR.
The split stems from the different missions of the two agencies, according to Capt. Ed Devinney, director of corporate partnerships and technology outreach at Cyber Command.
Source: Pentagon official: Cyber Command and NSA may split infrastructure
Cooperation between banks and the U.S. government can help shore up a critical sector of the U.S. economy.
Source: Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry
Centuries ago, China led the world in technology innovation. It invented papermaking, printing, the compass, and gunpowder. Yet China failed to exploit its innovations — instead, the West did. Over time, the West subjugated China and achieved global dominance.
Today, the tables are turning. China is attempting to overtake the West as a global leader in technology innovation, just as the West did to China centuries ago.
Source: Applying America’s Superpowers: How the U.S. Should Respond to China’s Informatization Strategy