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Army Continues AI Adoption for Information Advantage Concept

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Army Continues AI Adoption for Information Advantage Concept

The U.S. Army’s deputy principal information operations adviser said the service is continuing to adopt artificial intelligence to support its “information advantage” concept.

Speaking at an Association of the U.S. Army event in June, Maj. Gen. Matthew Easley shared that AI and machine learning could benefit decision-making, soldier information protection, education and information warfare, all of which are tenets of the information advantage concept. He also noted that the Army is in the process of migrating legacy information operations to the information advantage concept with the goal of creating operational synergies.

According to Easley, two of the major challenges in AI adoption are hybrid cloud migration and mobile device adoption. The Army is seeking $469 million in funding for fiscal year 2024 to migrate to the cloud and to invest in its data environment, National Defense Magazine reported.

The Army has been looking at how AI can improve various processes across the service.

In mid-June, Army Secretary and 2023 Wash100 awardee Christine Wormuth suggested using AI to support recruitment efforts. According to Wormuth, AI could help recruiters identify prospective employees and sort out key data from large sets.

In the same month, Defense Contract Management Agency commander Robert Solano said the Army Acquisition Support Center is looking at how generative AI can support acquisition and contracting. According to Solano, some officials believe that generative AI can help write contract requirements and look for new solutions that can fill in capability gaps.

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