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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford on How Army CIO Office Supports AI Task Force Across Six Areas

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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has said the service formed in September a new task force that aims to integrate artificial intelligence into the battlefield and business operations, Federal News Network reported Friday.

He said in an interview on Ask the CIO that Brig. Gen. Matt Easley, a signal officer, oversees the new AI task force and directly reports to Army Futures Command.

Crawford noted that his office supports the new task force across six areas and one of those is ensuring the security of data in the cloud.

He also mentioned his office’s other tasks in support of the new AI organization such as efforts to build up the certification process based on the risk management framework and improve the identity credentialing and access management through two-factor authentication.

The Army has begun to work with defense and intelligence community partners to develop a streamlined RMF process.

“It is one of the fundamental things that we have to do in order to achieve the vision of the Army 2028,” Crawford said.

“We’ve got to figure out how to streamline the RMF process so that we can get the speed that is required to be able to get things connected to the network and get weapons systems and technology to the soldier.”