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Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Nov 29, 23] Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Update
On this week’s Technology Report, Dr. Wes Naylor, a retired US Navy captain and former commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training and Simulation Division who is now the CEO of Helicon Chemical, and Chris Servello, the co-host of the Cavas Ships podcast and Defense & Aerospace Report producer who is a co-founder of the Provision Advisor PR firm, discuss takeaways from this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), technologies that will shape the future of training and simulation that in turn will shape large-scale synthetic environments and CJADC2, the Biden administration’s new supply chain approach and cyber security, as well as the legacy of Rear Adm. Jim Robb, USN Ret., who as president of the National Defense Industrial Association’s National Training and Simulation Association was a driving force in I/ITSEC’s growth with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Nov 22, 23] Mike McNerney on the Affordable Connectivity Program
On this week’s Technology Report, Mike McNerney, senior vice president for security at cyber insurance startup Resilience Previously and the director of VetsinTech that helps place veterans in tech jobs, discusses the group and its efforts including advocating that Congress fund the Affordable Connectivity Program — “Don’t Pull the Plug on Our Veterans” — the role of cyber insurance companies, the Biden administrations efforts to bolster national cybersecurity including across the defense industrial base, evolving threats, and why holding companies to account for neglecting threats and security can improve the safety of the entire ecosystem with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, Mark Montgomery, a retired US Navy rear admiral who is the senior director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a Cyber Solarium 2.0 executive director, discusses President Biden’s executive order on artificial intelligence, next steps to improve its efficacy, the importance of designating the nation’s cloud computing ecosystem as critical national infrastructure, the budget outlook for cyber investment especially at law enforcement agencies like the FBI, takeaways from the recent Lockbit ransomware attack on Boeing, progress on bolstering the US Indo-Pacific Command’s capabilities to better deter China and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. CQ Brown’s statement that Beijing is unlikely to use force to unify with Taiwan with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Nov 01, 23] Biden Admin AI Executive Order and Latest Cyber Headlines
On this week’s Technology Report, John CoFrancesco, the founder of Applied AI Company, discusses the Biden administration’s new executive order to ensure safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence, efforts to use the“Political Declaration on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy” as a foundation for a global standard, why fear of the technology is misplaced, the implications of the SEC’s suit against SolarWinds’ CISO, countering cyber and social efforts by Iran as well as its allies China and Russia, and outlook for constraining irresponsibility of social media firms with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Oct 25, 23] Printed Circuit Board Association of America’s David Schild & AltrEgo’s Veronika Mudra
On this week’s Technology Report, David Schild, the executive director of the Printed Circuit Board…
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Sep 27, 23] “Kumo” Kumashiro & “Rocky” Rochelle of Quantum Encryption Company Arqit
On this week’s Technology Report, David “Kumo” Kumashiro and Simon “Rocky” Rochelle of the innovative…
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Sep 20, 23] Dr. Maciej Klemm of Anti-Drone Company APS & Rob Basset Cross of AI Firm Adarga
On this week’s Technology Report, Dr. Maciej Klemm, the CEO and founder of APS — a Polish company that makes some of the most successful anti-drone systems operating in Ukraine — discusses magnitude of the drone war, the nature of the threat, blending kinetic and non kinetic technologies, and the need to innovate quickly as threats change; and Rob Basset Cross, the founder and CEO of British AI software firm Adarga, discusses the need to apply AI to help make sense of ever increasing amounts of data to help decision makers, the role of public-private partnerships needed to deliver capability quickly, and role of training and culture change to ensure leaders better understand AI and its role with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, Bryan Clark, the director of Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, discusses the takeaways from a new report he coauthored with his colleague Dan Patt — “Unalone and Unafraid: A Plan for Integrating Uncrewed and Other Emerging Technologies into US Military Forces,” the kind of unmanned platforms the US military needs for future conflict, better coordinating efforts among the military services, analysis of the DoD’s new Replicator effort to mass produce vast quantities of unmanned platforms, Anduril’s new Fury aircraft, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Aug 23, 23] Notre Dame’s Dr. Paul McGinn & NDIA’s Dr. Arun Seraphin
On this week’s Technology Report, Dr. Paul McGinn, professor of chemical and molecular engineering at the Univeristy of Notre Dame, discusses claims that South Korea’s LK-99 material is superconducting at room temperature and ambient pressure, how the state of material science is advancing, and the impact that the engineering and scientific impact of recent CHIPS, infrastructure and climate measures; and Dr. Arun Seraphin, the executive director of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute, discusses his priorities and ETI’s inaugural conference in Washington Aug. 28-30 with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.