Defense

There’s a Big Obstacle to the Pentagon’s New Strategy to Speed AI to Troops

Defense officials want to accelerate the delivery of artificial-intelligence tools from the lab to the field. But it's hard to obtain the massive data streams that make AI work.

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Trump's Declaration of Emergency Authority to Redirect Spending Will Bring Complex Challenges

His $8 billion shuffle to build a border wall is unprecedented, maybe illegal in some parts.

Senate Committee Grills Navy Official Over 2017 Collisions, Seeking Data to Prove Conditions Have Changed

During an Armed Services Committee hearing that referenced ProPublica’s investigation into the deadly mishaps, a senator pressed the top commander in the Pacific to give “real numbers,” “not promises and not good feelings.”

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A first-year midshipman, or plebe, is splashed with mud while participating in Sea Trials May 15, 2012, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

The Navy to Create Chief Learning Officer, Overhaul Sailor Education

The creation of a Naval University and other changes are aimed at better shaping sailors and Marines for tomorrow’s wars.

A surveillance balloon is used near the Texas-Mexico border, in Los Ebanos, Texas in 2015.

The Problem With a ‘Smart’ Border Wall

To resolve Trump’s impasse, many lawmakers have proposed boosting surveillance technology to create a virtual border wall. Is that more humane and effective?

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson delivers the key note address at the 34th Annual Space Symposium April 17.

The Air Force Has Won Control of the Space Force

Six months ago, service leaders said they were being cut out of the planning process. Now they’re being put in charge of it.

President Donald Trump meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly in 2017.

The Afghan Government Is Missing From Afghanistan's Peace Process

Two sets of negotiations with the Taliban are under way in Afghanistan. Neither includes the country’s democratically elected, internationally recognized administration.

Trump To Feds: Prioritize Artificial Intelligence Work

A sweeping executive order to be signed Monday will push agencies to boost funding, improve training, and propose regulations for AI-related efforts.

Pentagon Auditors Advised to Better Monitor Contractor Business Systems

GAO says department’s auditors lack tool for keeping examinations timely.

  Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border near Nogales, Arizona earlier this month.

Analysis: Why the Wall Will Never Rise

Trump is no match for the Texas border barons.

The U.S. Military Is Chopping Up Its Iron Man Suit For Parts

Special Operations Command’s much-anticipated super suit won’t be here for Christmas.

President Donald Trump walks on stage to speak at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Trump: U.S. Will Be Working with Mideast Partners ‘For Many Years to Come’

The president acknowledged that the Islamic State continues to pose a threat even though U.S.-led coalition forces have retaken 99 percent of its territory.

Pentagon Behind in Taking Action on Watchdog’s Recommendations

GAO tells lawmakers Defense’s 67 percent rate of acting on auditors’ advice trails the rest of government.

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