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.
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Aug 09, 23] Threats from China w/ Mark Montgomery & Securing Uncrewed Platforms w/ Tobias Whitney
On this week’s Technology Report, Mark Montgomery of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies discusses China’s persistent penetration of Japan’s defense networks in 2020 and again in 2021, US and Japanese efforts to help Tokyo eject Beijing from those networks, and how the disclosure of the intrusion by The Washington Post could impact US-Japan relations; and Tobias Whitney, the vice president of strategy and policy at Fortress Information Security, discusses the company’s partnership with the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) to generate certification standards for commercial and military uncrewed systems and how these standards could be applied to other fields with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, John CoFrancesco, the founder of Applied AI Company, discusses how to counter Chinese malware in US military and national infrastructure, how much a national effort would cost, the Biden administration’s National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy, the White House’s agreement with AI firms, the benefits of an AI enable society, how to think about AI weaponry, and South Korea’s potentially game changing LK-99 material that promises room temperature and ambient pressure semiconductors with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, Paul Ernst, the cyber security lead at Rebellion Defense, discusses China’s recent hacking of the State Department’s emails and how the nation should improve its cyber defenses; and Quentin Donnellan, the president of defense and space at Hypergiant, discusses on how the innovative company is helping the US Air Force realize its Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control future with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Jul 12, 23] Maximus’ Kynan Carver & Ultratech Capital Partners Dale Davis
On today’s Technology Report, Kynan Carver of government services firm Maximus discusses how to get to a zero trust world, cloud security and improving government and military security at the point of logging in; and Dale Davis of Ultratech Capital Partners discusses the Pentagon’s progress on better harnessing commercial technology for military gain and steps to improve its game, dialogue with DoD on the problems that need solving, and the outlook for capital availability as investors tightened their standards after years of lax practices with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, this week’s Mark Montgomery of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the executive director of the Cyber Solarium 2.0 project, discusses the science, technology, cyber and AI implications of House and Senate authorization and House appropriation markups of the Biden administration’s budget request, progress on cyber, the need to fund generational science, technology, chips and infrastructure legislation to improve US long-term competitiveness, crafting smarter immigration laws to allow talented foreign graduates with US science and technology degrees to remain in the United States, the kind of science and technology cooperation that is possible with China even as tensions simmer between Beijing and Washington, whether Russia will lash out at America and its allies in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s setbacks on the battlefield and the aborted mutiny by Wagner CEO Yevgeny Prigozhin, and tech takeaways from Taiwan with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, Sam Caucci, the founder and CEO of 1Huddle — an innovative workforce performance and training platform — discusses new contracts with the Air Force and Navy special operations commands, how training that is mentally challenging improves retention and learning outcomes, and the changing nature of work in the wake of the covid pandemic; and Justin Sherman, the founder of the DC research and advisory firm Global Cyber Strategies, discusses Russia’s hacking conference, the evolution of the Russian cyber ecosystem after global sanctions in response to Moscow’s war on Ukraine, Montana’s move to ban TikTok and the company’s countersuit, the right approach to regulating foreign-owned social media, and the flaws in the House bill that aims to limit China’s ability to develop undersea cables with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Jun 07, 23] Kodiak Robotics’ Burnette & Applied AI Company’s Cofrancesco
On this week’s Technology Report, Don Burnette, the co-founder and CEO of Kodiak Robotics, discusses the Silicon Valley company’s innovative autonomous technologies that can transform existing commercial and military vehicles into uncrewed ones; and John Cofrancesco, founder and CEO of the Applied AI Company, discusses the right approach to regulating artificial intelligence, why many large companies want legislation to ensure a level competitive playing field, and analyses the public elements of Pentagon’s new classified cyber strategy with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Technology Report, C3 AI Founder, Chairman and CEO Tom Siebel discusses the step-change implications of generative artificial intelligence, the magnitude of potential society-altering dangers as well as sweeping benefits, the smart approach to regulation that curbs negative impacts without stifling innovation, the use of the technology in weapons particularly by nations like China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, how to think about AI threats in a world where the barriers to developing the technology are falling, the kind of declaratory strategies needed to deter adversaries from employing weaponized AI against the United States and its allies, efforts to harmonize now-scattershot Pentagon AI efforts, and his company’s growth in the DoD market with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.