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The Future of Warfare: Gaining a Tactical Edge Through Cloud and AI

The Future of Warfare: Gaining a Tactical Edge Through Cloud and AI

The Hudson Institute Task Force on Federal IT Procurement, with sponsorship from Oracle and Microsoft, will host a panel to discuss how the Department of Defense (DoD) can best implement cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities to gain the tactical edge in future warfare. A keynote address will be given by Dr. Alexander Kott, the chief scientist of the Army Research Laboratory, who will then join a discussion between Department of the Navy AI Lead Jeff Kojac and CSIS Associate Fellow Lindsey Sheppard. Hudson Senior Fellow William Schneider, Jr will moderate the conversation and audience Q&A.

As warfare becomes increasingly data-centric, cloud services and the AI systems they enable will be crucial to ensuring American warfighters have access to the most advanced information and analytics available. With the award date of the DoD’s JEDI cloud coming as soon as July, the Pentagon will need to begin taking steps toward integrating cloud technology as a core component of its military operations. Whichever company wins the JEDI project must provide capabilities that are not only robust, adaptable, and interoperable, but also built for the long-term future of conflict.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to [email protected]


Dr. Alexander Kott

Chief Scientist, Army Research Laboratory

Lindsey R. Sheppard

Associate Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

William Schneider, Jr.

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Colonel Jeff Kojac

Department of the Navy Lead, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, U.S. Department of Defense

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