U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (Naval Oceanography) representation from U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) were part of personnel aboard the USCGC Healy to successfully deploy Sofar Ocean spotter-buoys during its patrol to the North Pole in the summer of 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Holloway).

Navy gaining access to global network of data-collecting buoys via new CRADA

DefenseScoop was briefed on Naval Oceanography’s new five-year agreement with the startup Sofar Ocean.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 11: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives to a classified all-Senate briefing on Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. Briefers included members from the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lawmakers pass AI ‘Group of Four’ amendments package in Senate NDAA

Two provisions would direct new responsibilities explicitly for the Pentagon's Chief Digital and AI Office.
Subcommittee chairman Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) speaks during a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies and Innovation hearing about artificial intelligence on Capitol Hill July 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on barriers that prevent the Department of Defense from adopting and deploying A.I. effectively and the risks from adversarial A.I. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In wake of Project Maven, Pentagon urged to launch new ‘pathfinder’ initiatives to accelerate AI

Congress should incentivize and invest in each military branch establishing a new “pathfinder project” or grand challenge-like programs unique to their specific needs, House lawmakers were told.
A Sailor assigned to the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) looks through the ship’s binoculars during an outbound sea and anchor detail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 27, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juel Foster/Released)

A first look at Naval Oceanography’s new ‘North Star’ data strategy

DefenseScoop recently received an exclusive briefing on the new guidance and how it might evolve.
Edward Ramey, space domain characterization common operating picture segment (SDCCS) lead integration and training support for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, looks at a computer screen at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 19, 2022. Through the partnering of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and National Reconnaissance Office in the National Space Defense Center, JTF-SD brings to bear the full force of the U.S. Government and synchronizes space superiority planning and operations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)

DOD has not ‘adapted’ to strategic competition yet, according to a prominent think tank

A new report from the Atlantic Council calls on the Pentagon to evolve to meet the demands of a new era of strategic competition.