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Committee chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and ranking member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) take their seats as they arrive for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill March 8, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Emerging tech takes center stage at Senate Intelligence Committee hearing focused on worldwide threats

Sen. Mark Warner, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, believes the nature of emerging technology has fundamentally changed the nature of national security.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks speaks at the Special Competitive Studies Project Global Emerging Technology Summit in Washington D.C., Sept 16, 2022. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jack Sanders)

Hicks gives OSD components a deadline to name data chiefs

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has directed every component within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to designate its own data officer by Oct. 15,…
(SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES) BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – JULY 11: Guests depart after attending the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Leaders from NATO member and partner states are meeting for a two-day summit, which is being overshadowed by strong demands by U.S. President Trump for most NATO member countries to spend more on defense. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks meets with the commander of U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, at Transcom headquarters, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 18, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Hicks wants more high-level oversight of Pentagon’s JADC2 efforts

A shakeup could be coming soon in the way the Pentagon manages its Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts.