Members of the 56th Air and Space Communications Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam operate cyber systems using a Enhanced communications flyaway kit during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architect Demonstration Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan, July, 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Picard)

Data and AI: How CDAO is accelerating DOD’s mission

It’s important for the Department of Defense to double-down on visibility and security of its data while mulling over considerations for upcoming guidance.
Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems Rear Adm. Seiko Okano leads a group mentoring session with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division officers. (U.S. Navy photo by Eric Parsons/Released)

Greater ownership is the key to bridging the Valley of Death

In this op-ed, Dcode spoke with Rear Adm. Seiko Okano, who argues that culture and ownership are vital to scaling innovation.
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Feb. 5, 2023. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyler Thompson)

It’s not what the spy balloon gathered — it’s what it exposed 

The U.S. must take a clear, bold stance against China in the wake of its spy balloon traveling over U.S. airspace, Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore writes…
Aerial view of Silicon Valley at dusk, with a portion of the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge visible. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

Forging the defense industrial base for the digital age

Former US Deputy CTO Nick Sinai argues the Pentagon must embrace Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture and work to ensure the latest technology reaches the battlefield.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col James Forrest operates a virtual reality headset in support of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Onramp 2, Sept 2, 2020 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez)

Software-defined warfare: Architecting the DOD’s transition to the digital age

In this exclusive op-ed, retired Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan and Nand Mulchandani share why the U.S. military needs a new design and architecture, based on technology, to…