The time has come for the Army to consider the impact that artificial intelligence and unmanned systems will have on its operating environment and determine how best to adapt and apply these advancements. The following article, published in Army Magazine, delves into this discussion and offers a few start points for policy makers and military … More Meet Your New Battle Buddy: Soldiers Will Pair With Smart Machines to Fight Future Battles
Managing machines that learn is not just a problem for computer scientists anymore. Corporations, governments, and militaries are looking for where to start their journey with these emerging capabilities. If interested on where to begin please find a short piece I wrote featured in SIGNAL Magazine.
China has dramatically increased its investment in developing quantum technologies. To better understand what this means for policy makers and military strategists you can find a short piece I wrote featured in Best Defense in Foreign Policy. The article discusses how investments in quantum technologies will revolutionize code breaking, secure communication, and advanced radars.
At, or near the top of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology, 2017 sits machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). To understand precisely what these concepts are and what they will disrupt – we need to do some homework. The following list of key readings will help policy makers and military strategists alike set a … More Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – What to Read Now
Last month, I published a short primer on quantum technologies. In this article in AFCEA’s SIGNAL Magazine I discuss some basics of quantum mechanics and look at how engineers are beginning to realize the potential of harnessing the potential of the subatomic.
Recent announcements by Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, regarding the development of Defense Innovation Units Experimental – in Silicon Valley, Boston, and now Austin, have inspired many in the Department of Defense, including myself, to consider how we too can deliver innovation. Given the need to modernize American military forces after nearly two decades of … More Creating Military Innovation Institutes
If you do not think that business continuity – disaster recovery – and continuity of operations planning matters – just refer to the latest news that Delta Airlines will likely lose $120 million due to a recent power outage at one of their core centers for enterprise services. For the military, similar failures can result … More Business Continuity – Disaster Recovery – and Continuity of Operations Planning
In case you missed it, please check out my publication last month in SIGNAL Magazine on the topic of augmented reality and some of the ways this emerging technology could be used in the military.
How many times have you seen a new leader arrive with their bag of tricks and begin to implement change either before they have fully consulted with their leadership team – or worse – despite them? Whether you are in the military, government, or civilian sector, middle managers and senior leaders often rotate in and out … More Let Bottom-up Ideas Drive Change
Many staff officers and budding leaders have been exposed to battlefield visits. Organizers of these staff rides hope that lessons learned from combat years ago may offer fresh insight and understanding. As beneficial as these opportunities may be – another form of staff ride, an old fashioned field-trip, may be even more advantageous for professional development. Site … More Beyond Staff Rides – How to Broaden Your Team With Site Visits