Craig Martell

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.
Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) (2nd L), ranking member Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) (R) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) (L) listen during a hearing before the Cyber, Information Technology, and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee at Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 30, 2023 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held a hearing on “Cyberspace Operations: Conflict in the 21st Century.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bipartisan lawmakers seek briefing on CDAO’s efforts to address low workforce morale

Their request was penned in a new letter shared exclusively with DefenseScoop.
Person’s hand holding an iPhone using the Google Bard generative AI language model (chatbot) with prompt entry field, Lafayette, California, March 22, 2023. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Pentagon CIO and CDAO: Don’t pause generative AI development — accelerate tools to detect threats

“Some have argued for a six-month pause — which I personally don’t advocate towards, because if we stop, guess who’s not going to stop: potential adversaries overseas.…