Brandi Vincent

Brandi Vincent reports on emerging and disruptive technologies, and associated policies, impacting the Defense landscape. Prior to joining DefenseScoop, she produced a long-form documentary and worked as a journalist at Nextgov, Snapchat and NBC Network. Brandi was named a 2021 Paul Miller Washington Fellow by the National Press Foundation and was awarded SIIA’s 2020 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best News Coverage. She grew up in Louisiana and received a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Emerging Tech

First US exascale supercomputer expected to drive 'eyebrow-raising' national security applications

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As America’s first in-operation exascale system, Frontier has the proven capacity to perform one quintillion — or a billion billion — calculations per second.

Emerging Tech

‘It won’t end well’ if US lags in sixth-gen air dominance, Air Combat Command chief says

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Challenges around software and integration must first be overcome for NGAD to come to fruition, Gen. Kelly told reporters this week.

Emerging Tech

Transcom 'experimenting as much as possible' with data in modern conflict

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In support of unfolding data- and artificial intelligence-driven projects, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks recently deployed a few experts from her newly formed Chief Digital and AI Office to Transcom headquarters.

Emerging Tech

Air Force leaders eye deeper tech integration with allies earlier in development

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Air-focused military chiefs from across the world have been engaging on how to better share information and integrate technology.

Emerging Tech

Air Force taps Brig. Gen. Luke Cropsey to head new integrated C3 battle management program

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Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall announced the new role and organizational restructure at the Air and Space Forces Association’s annual conference on Monday.

AI

Hicks gives OSD components a deadline to name data chiefs

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has directed every component within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to designate its own data officer by Oct. 15, according to a new memorandum obtained by DefenseScoop.