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Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

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A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.”

The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

The task force also called for the U.S. government to prioritize defense capabilities against cyber and gray zone attacks within the Department of Defense and industry, increase investment in foundational science and technology research, leverage private sector innovation and foster STEM talent.

DoD should continue to make the acquisition process “more agile and less risk-averse” by training and incentivizing the acquisition workforce, employing the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run model and evaluating defense acquisition rules to make them less onerous.

The task force suggested those recommendations based on several findings, including the national security and economic threat posed by China to the U.S., the impact of technology advancements in AI and biotechnology on national security and the need to test new operational concepts against emerging technologies.

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