Estonia's cyber lead urges better threat intel-sharing in NATO
In an exclusive interview with DefenseScoop, Liisa Past reflected on new cybersecurity challenges NATO partners have been jointly confronting since Russia invaded Ukraine.
AI capabilities ‘of highest importance’ for NATO transformation efforts
Modernizing weapons and achieving warfare advantage will depend on nations' abilities to unleash AI, a NATO exec said.
NATO refining domain-specific 'family of plans' to guide allies' cooperation in future contingencies
The plans will improve the alliance's ability to respond to any contingency and to ensure timely reinforcement, according to NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
NATO about to develop new strategy to guide members' use of autonomous systems in warfare
NATO is poised to begin crafting a new strategy that will ultimately inform how its member-nations apply autonomous capabilities in future conflicts, according to a senior official.
New $1B NATO innovation fund will back wide range of emerging tech
NATO leaders on Thursday officially launched a $1 billion innovation fund that will invest in companies working on a slew of dual-use technologies with great military potential. Billed as the world’s first “multi-sovereign” venture capital fund involving 22 nations, it is intended to make long-term investments in startups and other entities developing emerging technologies that the alliance is interested in including artificial intelligence, autonomy, big-data processing, quantum-enabled technologies, biotechnology and…
NATO unveils new Strategic Concept, pledges support for new ‘defense innovation accelerator'
NATO released its new Strategic Concept on Wednesday, and leaders are expected to offer pledges to establish a new “Defense Innovation Accelerator” for the North Atlantic. The need for more focus and investment in emerging technology is a major theme of this week’s NATO Summit in Madrid, which President Biden is attending along with his European counterparts. The innovation accelerator “will support NATO’s efforts to boost interoperability and ensure that…
Emerging tech to have prominent role in NATO's new strategic concept
Emerging and disruptive technologies will be a key focus area of NATO’s new Strategic Concept which will be unveiled later this month, the U.S. ambassador to the alliance told reporters Wednesday. The document is expected to be adopted at the upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, marking the first time in more than a decade that the transatlantic military pact has released a new Strategic Concept. The guidance sets the alliance’s…
General tapped for NATO supreme command vows to prioritize cyber, information ops
President Biden’s nominee to be the head of U.S. European Command and NATO’s next supreme allied commander in Europe intends to prioritize cyber capabilities and information operations if he’s confirmed by the Senate. NATO has enhanced its ability to detect, deter and respond to cyberattacks, Gen. Christopher Cavoli told lawmakers Thursday. But more effort is needed. “Clearly, just like for all of our countries individually, there’s much work to be…
Artificial intelligence experts helping NATO with new 'horizontal scanning' initiative
Editor’s note: This story was updated with comments from NATO. More than 80 artificial intelligence experts from the U.S. and other nations are helping NATO explore the military implications — and opportunities — for leveraging the technology. NATO’s Science and Technology Organization (STO) and the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency jointly hosted a workshop earlier this month in the Hague, Netherlands, marking the launch of a new strategic initiative…