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Navy Eyes Consolidation of Info Warfare Ops; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

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Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct tabletop exercises and implement artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of efforts to centralize the service branch's information operations under a single component, C4ISRnet reported Saturday.

Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler, director of naval intelligence and deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, told attendees at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event that the Navy needs to take advantage of the radio-frequency spectrum as well as physical environments before losing the information advantage.

He noted that the Navy is rethinking its distributed maritime operations in response to authority delegation needs.

“Windows of opportunity might be very short. The ability to take advantage, when we talk about the information age, it’s all about speed, it’s about the precision of information you get,” said Trussler.

“It also requires the speed of decision. It’s not just accumulating a lot of great information. If you don’t act on it in an appropriate amount of time, that decision advantage you may have with the information … it may just go away," he added.