Craig Martell

Dr. Craig Martell, chief digital and artificial intelligence officer at the Defense Department, speaks during a hearing of the House Oversight Committee’s Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation Subcommittee on Capitol Hill September 14, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Craig Martell, the Pentagon’s first-ever Chief Digital and AI Officer, to depart in April

The Defense Department has already chosen a successor.
U.S. Airmen assigned with the 726th Air Control Squadron, 366th Operations Group, setup a communication system at Camp Pendleton, Calif., during Project Convergence-Capstone 4. This system allows the USAF to share ground data expeditiously with Air Traffic Control Towers and ground forces across various locations simultaneously. The exercise is just one of many experiments during the month-long PC-C4 event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga)

What’s next for the new CJADC2 minimum viable capability

CDAO leadership recently briefed the media how they plan to advance next-gen command and control in the near-term. 
Department of Defense Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Dr. Craig Martell spoke at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, Dec. 13, 2022, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in Texas. (DoD photo by Myles Scrinopskie)

Pentagon’s digital and AI chief works to deepen U.S. tech ties in visits to Singapore, South Korea and Japan

Craig Martell traveled to Singapore, South Korea and Japan last week for "high-level introductory meetings intended to strengthen the bilateral relationship" between the U.S. and those nations.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks briefs media during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2021. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

Defense Department stands up generative AI task force

Task Force Lima will “assess, synchronize, and employ” generative AI technologies throughout the Pentagon.