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On this week’s Technology Report, Jason Salata, a retired US Navy captain and former US Special Operations Command and the US Naval Special Warfare Command spokesman who is now with the Provision Advisors public relations firm that oversees SOF Week’s media center, discusses key messages from US special operations leadership at this year’s gathering in Tampa, standout technologies from the show floor, and changing in the works for next year’s event to better connect companies with good ideas with program officials who can turn them into reality; and Emily Harding of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy issued yesterday, how to turn the strategy into reality, the need for greater risk tolerance, the report she co-authored — “Seven Critical Technologies for Winning the Next War” — that theorizes on the nature of future wars America and its allies may have to fight and seven critical technologies needed to win, and how the Pentagon needs to think about artificial intelligence and its uses in everything from decision making to automated weaponry with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this week’s Technology Report, Dale Swartz, a partner at the McKinsey consultancy specializing in technology, innovation and national security and co-author of the report — “Government CHIPS on the table: How higher DOD microelectronics funding is here to stay” — discusses the US investment in America’s semiconductor ecosystem vital for national security and economic prosperity; and from the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space conference a discussion on the importance of live virtual constructive training with Schuyler Moore, the chief technology officer of US Central Command, Capt. Tony Then, USN, the former commander of the US Navy’s Destroyer Squadron 22, Maj. Joe Silverio, USAF, of the US Air Force’s Air Combat Command, and John Bell, the technical director at HII LVC Solutions — the leading provider of live virtual constructive training across DoD — with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.