Patrick OâNeill, director of the U.S. Armyâs command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance center,Â saidÂ the service has âembraced academia and industryâ when it comes toÂ modern warfare initiatives, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.
The Army is expanding its industry and academic partnerships by promoting dialogue with nontraditional companies and establishing military programs within institutions, OâNeill told audiences at the C4ISRNET Conference in Arlington, Va.Â Recently, the service established an artificial intelligence task force within Carnegie Mellon University.
âFor every dollar in our budget, 60 cents goes to industry and 40 cents stays in-house,â he noted.
Ken Rice, deputy director for research at theÂ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, added that startups need to understand military demands and how required technologiesÂ areÂ supposed to work in an operating environment. He added that the government isÂ “tapping a very small potential of the dataâ collated through modernized software and sensor systems.