That’s a Wrap! West 2022 Recap
West 2022 – the most important IT event for the United States Navy – was back in person this year and participants were eager to take a deep dive into discussing smart strategies for building the ocean-going force of the future.
Top of mind this year was the challenge of managing data and making it actionable at the edge without putting additional burdens on the warfighter. Central to that effort is embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning. According to AFCEA’s event recap the Navy is very interested in the possibilities AI and ML will bring. Rear Adm. Kurt Rothenhaus, USN, PEO C4I shared that: “We are fascinated and intrigued by AI/ML …” “We are clearing the decks to be ready to use more AI/ML. It’s a powerful mechanism to meet our C4I challenges.”
Catch-up on all the big West 2022 stories here.
AI and DevSecOps: Two Essential Tools for Mission Success
Rear Admiral Kurt Rothenhaus is right in his assessment that AI is a powerful mechanism for meeting the Navy’s C4I challenges. However, according to the experts at Chenega MIOS, DevSecOps should also be a critical priority for the Navy as they continue to claim strategic advantages in the IndoPac and around the world.
Incorporating AI and ML into DevSecOps will enable the Navy to become more agile, which is crucial to mission success in a volatile environment. “By putting data derived from past security scans in the DevSecOps pipeline to work with AI, it is possible to reduce the number of cycles needed to identify a genuine threat versus a false positive.”
Learn more about the importance of AI, ML and DevSecOps to mission success here.
Video: Defense One’s Brad Peniston Shares His Thoughts
Defense One produced a series of succinct video recaps that make catching up on the important stories from West 2022 easy. In this recap Brad Peniston, Deputy Editor at Defense One, focused on the Navy’s communications challenges and their impact on mission success.
From failing to communicate clearly with Congress about the need for additional funding to build the fleet of the future to the need modernize networks to facilitate communication and interoperability with strategic allies around the world there’s a distinct need to communicate clearly on all fronts.
Click the player below to listen to Peniston’s assessment of critical communications challenges facing the Navy today.