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09 Jul 20. Pentagon AI center shifts focus to joint war-fighting operations. The Pentagon’s artificial intelligence hub is shifting its focus to enabling joint war-fighting operations, developing artificial intelligence tools that will be integrated into the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts.
“As we have matured, we are now devoting special focus on our joint war-fighting operation and its mission initiative, which is focused on the priorities of the National Defense Strategy and its goal of preserving America’s military and technological advantages over our strategic competitors,” Nand Mulchandani, acting director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, told reporters July 8. “The AI capabilities JAIC is developing as part of the joint war-fighting operations mission initiative will use mature AI technology to create a decisive advantage for the American war fighter.”
That marks a significant change from where JAIC stood more than a year ago, when the organization was still being stood up with a focus on using AI for efforts like predictive maintenance. That transformation appears to be driven by the DoD’s focus on developing JADC2, a system of systems approach that will connect sensors to shooters in near-real time.
“JADC2 is not a single product. It is a collection of platforms that get stitched together — woven together ― into effectively a platform. And JAIC is spending a lot of time and resources focused on building the AI component on top of JADC2,” said the acting director.
According to Mulchandani, the fiscal 2020 spending on the joint war-fighting operations initiative is greater than JAIC spending on all other mission initiatives combined. In May, the organization awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a five-year, $800m task order to support the joint war-fighting operations initiative. As Mulchandani acknowledged to reporters, that task order exceeds JAIC’s budget for the next few years and it will not be spending all of that money.
One example of the organization’s joint war-fighting work is the fire support cognitive system, an effort JAIC was pursuing in partnership with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab and the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical. That system, Mulchandani said, will manage and triage all incoming communications in support of JADC2.
Mulchandani added that JAIC was about to begin testing its new flagship joint war-fighting project, which he did not identify by name.
“We do have a project going on under joint war fighting which we are going to be actually go into testing,” he said. “They are very tactical edge AI is the way I’d describe it. That work is going to be tested. It’s actually promising work — we’re very excited about it.”
“As I talked about the pivot from predictive maintenance and others to joint war fighting, that is probably the flagship project that we’re sort of thinking about and talking about that will go out there,” he added.
While left unnamed, the acting director assured reporters that the project would involve human operators and full human control.
“We believe that the current crop of AI systems today […] are going to be cognitive assistance,” he said. “Those types of information overload cleanup are the types of products that we’re actually going to be investing in.” (Source: Defense News)
08 Jul 20. A new company-level unit to support US information warfare. The US Army plans to launch a new company-level unit in fiscal 2021 to support information warfare efforts, according to military officials, under the purview of the 915th Cyber Warfare Battalion, with a contract already awarded to its parent battalion.
During the last year, the Army already activated its first two companies under 915th.
The 915th is relatively new. It was created by Army Cyber Command and consists of 12 teams that support brigade combat teams or other tactical formations. These “fly away” teams, as some officials call them, would help plan tactical cyber operations for commanders in theater and unilaterally conduct missions in coordination with forces in the field. However, that will require interoperable equipment within the brigade.
“The 915 CWB provides Army Cyber Command insight on how to integrate and support cyber and electronic warfare operations from the Brigade to Army Service Component Command echelons,” Lt. Col. Matt Davis, the head of the 915th, told C4ISRNET in a statement.
These forces are the tactical manifestation of where the Army is moving in the information warfare sphere, with expeditionary cyber teams conducting local cyber and radio frequency-enabled operations. The 915th has already activated the first expeditionary cyber team and will add to that in the next year.
What is the new contract for?
L3Harris Technologies recently won a contract to equip these units under the 915th. However, unlike traditional capabilities, such as rifles, these units will primarily use backpacks that plug into new electronic warfare and cyber equipment the Army plans to field in the early 2020s.
The Tactical Cyber Equipment-C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) Chassis (TCE-CC) is meant to provide the foundation for an expandable, modular, frequency-agile and soldier-portable capability for conducting spectrum surveys and delivering area-wide and targeted cyber/electromagnetic activities (CEMA) effects at the tactical edge, a spokesman for the Army’s Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, told C4ISRNET.
Col. Kevin Finch, program manager for electronic warfare and cyber within PEO IEW&S, said these capabilities will benefit cyber warriors.
“These capabilities are going to enable our cyber troops to be able to effect [radio frequency]-enabled cyber at the tactical edge. These capabilities will be fielded to the teams that will be sliced to [brigade combat teams] and enable them to conduct RF-enabled cyber,” he said June 10 during a presentation at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
The systems these tactical cyber teams will leverage and plug into using the TCE-CC include the forthcoming Terrestrial Layer System Large — an integrated signals intelligence, electronic warfare and cyber platform mounted on ground vehicles — and the Multi-Functional Electronic Warfare Air Large — the Army’s first organic brigade electronic attack asset mounted on an MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone.
Finch told C4ISRNET in October that the service wants these flyaway units to be compatible with the capabilities of the brigades.
Sources have also noted that these expeditionary cyber teams have tested capabilities with similar systems and prototypes such as the Tactical Electronic Warfare System, a bridge capability for the Terrestrial Layer System that is used by forces in Europe.
One source told C4ISRNET that extra training is required to prepare for cyber and RF-enabled operations, something personnel in the average brigade wouldn’t go through, which is why these units will need the specially trained and equipped 915th expeditionary cyber teams that will augment a brigade as needed.
So far, the 915th has supported 10 Army exercises and 16 other events, Davis said. He recognized that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted these events, but said the battalion was able to provide remote support.
Keeping pace with adversaries
Open architecture-based systems are a key to the Army keeping pace in the rapidly evolving information warfare space, as such technology allows for quick upgrades.
The CMOSS open-architecture requirement the Army has instituted for several of its electronic warfare, signals intelligence and cyber systems will allow the service to insert new capabilities on demand.
Finch explained in June that the Army would previously run into vendor lock if it chose a particular box. With the CMOSS open architecture, it allows the service to more quickly integrate new capabilities because it’s usually just a matter of inserting a new software-based computer card. This also helps the Army better deal with obsolesce because if a new or better technology emerges, it can quickly integrate the tech into existing systems.
This rapid insertion of technology also allows the Army to stay ahead of threats. And if new threats pop up? The service can quickly address it with a software fix or a new card plugged into the system. (Source: Fifth Domain)
08 Jul 20. US Army to award new contracts to support mobile comms units. The Army is awarding delivery orders to three vendors to support equipment for three Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced (ESB-E) units.
Specifically, the awards will support fielding of satellite baseband equipment, said Paul Mehney, director of public communications at Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical.
Expeditionary signal battalions support units that don’t have organic communications capabilities. These groups could include military intelligence battalions, chemical battalions, engineering battalions or air defense artillery branches. The ESB-E aims to be more mobile and require less equipment in order to drop in, support units and move more quickly on the battlefield.
Overall, the vendors will be responsible for providing 48 baseband sets of equipment for each ESB-E formation.
“Due to aggressive initial fielding timelines, after the first six ESB-E formations are fielded, the program office intends to open baseband capability competition for future ESB-E needs,” Mehney said.
PacStar was recently awarded a contract to support the ESB-E program to provide its 400-Series modular platform to enhance tactical expeditionary communications, the company said in a July 7 release.
The 400-Series is lightweight allowing these smaller and expeditionary units to maneuver more quickly. It includes 128 GB RAM, virtual routing and the PacStar 463 Radio Gateway.
“Network modernization to meet warfighter needs and defense priorities is a core focus for the Army and across the DoD, and we are proud to support these efforts with PacStar 400-Series for ESB-E,” Peggy J. Miller, chief executive of PacStar, said in a statement. “With these solutions, ESB-E [Scalable Network Node] will get the smallest, lightest, modular tactical communications platform in the industry, which is part of our larger initiative to enable increased reliability and innovation for warfighters.”
The other vendors include Klas and DTECH, with all three supporting one ESB-E.
An additional delivery order for each vendor to a second ESB-E will be issued, meaning in the near future, each vendor will support two units a piece. After that, the Army will open up the contracts to competition.
This approach follows how the Army has been experimenting to date by providing similar, yet comparable equipment to several ESB-E’s.
These companies have provided separate equipment to three units allowing the Army to gain useful feedback from units to see what they liked and disliked about the gear. This has allowed the Army to execute rapid prototyping and experimentation on a tighter timeline for making fielding decisions while providing equipment to soldiers in the interim.
The first two ESB-Es fielded include the 57th ESB-E at Fort Hood and the 50th ESB-E at Fort Bragg. (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
08 Jul 20. Perspecta takes NGEN protest to court. Perspecta is going to the next forum in its battle for at least a second chance at retaining its largest contract — the $7.7bn Navy NGEN network services award that went to Leidos. The official reasons behind Perspecta’s complaint filed Thursday to the Court of Federal Claims are unknown as that filing is currently sealed.
Along with that complaint, Perspecta filed a separate motion for a protective order that said its protest to the court follows a prior protest to the Government Accountability Office. The GAO docket numbers mentioned in the protective order motion point to Perspecta’s protest over the Next Generation Enterprise Network-Recompete award that was denied in June.
Officials at Perspecta have not responded to a request for comment, while Leidos declined to comment through a spokesman. Leidos has joined the case as an intervenor-defendant given its status as the awardee.
Leidos was selected for the eight-year contract in February over the incumbent Perspecta and another rival in General Dynamics IT, which also sought to win the NGEN-R competition as a takeaway like Leidos.
Both Perspecta and GDIT subsequently protested to GAO over the Navy’s decision and raised similar issues on how the branch evaluated technical proposals, past performance, pricing and discussions conducted with all three competitors.
Perspecta also claimed Leidos had an organizational conflict of interest and would have had access to information not available to the other bidders.
NGEN is the Navy’s primary IT backbone and services hundreds of thousands of users across both the Navy and Marine Corps. This contract is also the largest Perspecta’s portfolio at between 15 and 20 percent of annual revenue.
During Perspecta’s fiscal year-end earnings call in May, the company gave investors a glimpse at what its financial picture would look like without NGEN in the mix. But Perspecta touted its emphasis on pursuing new business with a much lighter recompete rate of 8 percent over the next three years. (Source: Defense Systems)
03 Jul 20. New SIGINT and ELINT Ship for Turkey. The Turkish Navy will receive the SIGINT & ELINT ship TCG UFUK (translated as HORIZON, with the identification number A-591) at the end of July 2020 after it was launched on 9th February 2019, with tests having been successfully completed, the ship is awaiting delivery. TCG UFUK will carry out early warning, communication and reconnaissance equipment as well as strategic information gathering, such as electromagnetic, hydro-acoustic and electro-optical devices, while it can operate both alone and in combination with other units. The project was agreed on 15th May 2017 with the delivery of four generators supplying 750 kVA each included, meaning the ship can produce energy with a total power of 8600KW, with Aselsan responsible as subcontractor for the production of the mission systems to be used on board. The ship is 99.5 m long, 14.4 m wide and weighs 2400 tons. It is not powered by gas turbines but by diesel engines and has a top speed of only +18 knots, although TCG UFUK is unarmed compared to the MILGEM corvettes on which it is based. It can operate for 45 days without any port of call and has a landing deck for a 10 ton class helicopter. (Source: ESD Spotlight)
07 Jul 20. US Cyber Command will get a new version of its training platform this fall. U.S. Cyber Command’s new training platform is slated to deliver the second iteration this fall providing additional capabilities and user capacity, program officials said.
The Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) is an online client that allows Cyber Command’s warriors to log on from anywhere in the world to conduct individual or collective cyber training as well as mission rehearsal. The program is being run by the Army on behalf of the joint cyber force and Cyber Command.
Officials delivered the first version of the program to Cyber Command in February and the environment was used for the first time in Cyber Command’s premier annual tier 1 exercise Cyber Flag in June. The second version is expected to include additional capabilities, including allowing more users to conduct team or individual training.
“Things like to be able to schedule, have a calendar to be able to auto-schedule things, to be able to allocate resources because right now it’s you can get in and you can do it but how do you deconflict? If you’re running a team based event across x number of services how does somebody else come in and do an individual training,” Amit Kapadia, chief engineer for the program, told C4ISRNET in an interview. “Do you have the right infrastructure underneath?”
Kapadia added that during the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a surge in platform use due to the remote working, thus, by the end of this year, the program seeks to push additional compute and network capabilities.
Leaders are targeting final testing in September and then a roll out in late fall for version 2.0.
The program has also sought to deliver incremental capability along the way through what it calls cyber innovation challenges. These are competitions to awards and layer new technologies onto the platform.
There was a notice informing industry of the fourth such innovation challenge released recently. Officials told C4ISRNET they expect to release a formal solicitation around August, with plans to award contracts by the end of the year or early next year.
The officials noted that just like with the previous innovation challenges, there could be multiple vendors awarded and specifically non-traditional defense vendors. Moreover, they also anticipate to continue these challenges for the foreseeable future even when a vendor is selected to be the integrator for PCTE through what’s known as the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (TRIDENT), a contract vehicle to offer a more streamlined approach for procuring the military’s cyber training capabilities. The contract is valued at up to $957m. This approach, officials said, prevents vendor lock and ensures the program is at the tip of the technological spear.
The fourth cyber innovation challenge seeks to ask industry for assistance in traffic generation – which means emulating fake internet traffic on the platform – and assessment, which was a key requirement directly from Cyber Command.
“I would say what we’ve been driven towards right now are high priorities coming down from [Cyber Command commander] Gen. [Paul] Nakasone and Cyber Command for things like CMF assessment,” Kapadia said. “They want to be able now … all these reps and sets that are happening within PCTE, how am I assessing the performance of the individuals in my teams.”
An integrated and agile approach
Since the platform was delivered to Cyber Command in February, command leaders have officially taken the burden of running training exercises from the program office, freeing it up to focus on pursuing new technologies and fixes as well as the overall acquisition.
In the past, the program office worked with specific units to conduct training events in order to stress the platform and gain valuable feedback. Now, Cyber Command has created what is called the Joint Cyber Training Enterprise, which is the non-material companion to the PCTE platform and seeks to operate and synchronize training hosted by PCTE for the joint force.
“The JCTE is a lot like the combat training center ops group where they are managing the platform, they are running the platform, they are running the training,” Lt. Col. Thomas Monaghan, product manager of cyber resiliency and training at Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, told C4ISRNET. “So we delivered the platform to them and they’re using it I would probably say on a weekly basis. They’re doing cyber training events that we don’t manage that anymore. We don’t stand them up. The platform is being used, we’re able to concentrate on specific capability, platform enhancements.”
JCTE has formalized the cyber training and use of the environment while also coordinating which cyber mission force units need to conduct which types of training, something the program office wasn’t equipped to do.
Monaghan said his office is in almost hourly, or at least daily, contact with JCTE to better understand what users like, don’t like or needs to be fixed.
“We’ve got the program office, we’ve got the user community, we’ve got the operational arm of the user community, which is JCTE, we’ve got the Army capability manager codifying the requirements all working together. We literally talk to each other at least daily,” Monaghan said. “That direct feedback loop is one continuous circle of information. That’s the only way a program this robust can be successful.”
Program officials said they gained valuable insights from the recently concluded Cyber Flag, which created roughly six months worth of data.
They explained that while not every element worked exactly as planned, the nature of the program allows for incremental and ongoing adjustments to be made. By leveraging specific flexible acquisition tools, the program is not as rigid as other typical military platforms, such as tanks.
“It’s a perfect one for PCTE because it created that box basically saying in laymen’s terms we have no idea what this specifically looks like but we have some eye level things that it should do,” Liz Bledsoe, deputy product manager, told C4SIRNET, regarding the types of acquisition mechanisms PCTE is being run under.
Monaghan added: “That’s the way the platform and the program were structured when the requirements were written, some of them were listed as evolving or threat based or capability … They’re ever evolving, ever enhancing based off the needs of the cyber mission force.” (Source: C4ISR & Networks)
06 Jul 20. Elma Electronic has developed an advanced, rugged power system for use in mission-critical field applications deployed in harsh environments. The new RP24 Power System incorporates reinforced insulation to meet IEC Class II requirements, eliminating the need for a ground connection.
The compact size of the 1000W AC/DC power supply makes it ideal for use as a 24VDC supply for field-deployed radios and other communications equipment as well as to supply auxiliary DC power to air and ground vehicles in harsh environments.
Markus Van Arx, Director Systems for Elma Electronic, noted, “In remote deployments, such as a dry desert or arid, mountainous terrain, it can be difficult to secure proper grounding contact. In conforming to IEC Class II requirements by including additional safety precautions, the RP24 Power System ensures reliable power through its double-insulated protection, while eliminating the risk of shock to the user.”
In addition to full load operation from -35°C up to +60°C at an altitude of 3500m, the new IP67-rated unit also provides protection from EMP, overvoltage, shock and vibration.
The RP24 Power System meets the drop test requirements for MIL-STD-810G as well as MIL-STD-461G for HEMP (High-altitude Electro Magnetic Pulse) and lightning overvoltage protection, thanks to the built-in ground bolt.
Up to five units can be networked in parallel, providing up to 5000W of continuous power, while still meeting all EMC requirements. Each power supply has two separate inputs and outputs for battery and load with uninterruptible switching between the AC and battery input.
Elma Electronic is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.
With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.
Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, SOSA™, VME, CompactPCI Serial, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.
Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.
With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa. Global headquarters are based in Wetzikon, Switzerland.
05 Jul 20. UK expected to phase Huawei out of 5G network. US sanctions have increased security concerns around the Chinese telecoms company. Boris Johnson is this month expected to draw up plans to start phasing out Huawei from Britain’s 5G phone networks, after warnings that US sanctions have undermined the Chinese telecoms equipment maker’s ability to supply the UK market. An official security inquiry has raised “very, very serious” questions about whether Huawei can continue with its limited role as a supplier of 5G networks after the US announced sanctions in May, according to government officials. The sanctions were aimed at cutting off the company’s access to semiconductors made with American equipment, raising fears in London that Huawei would be forced to use alternative technology with new security risks. Mr Johnson last week said Britain was concerned about security around “hostile state vendors” while Oliver Dowden, culture secretary, said US sanctions were “likely” to have an impact on Huawei’s viability as a supplier. Britain’s Sunday newspapers reported that Mr Johnson would take a decision on Huawei’s future role this month, with the process of rolling back Huawei’s involvement to begin before the end of the year. Downing Street declined to comment. The removal of Huawei, which the government had previously agreed should be allowed up to a 35 per cent stake in the 5G market, would slow down the government’s roll out of the new mobile phone networks.
Officials at the National Cyber Security Centre, a branch of the GCHQ signals intelligence agency, in May began an emergency review into the impact of the US sanctions on Huawei’s supply chain. A report by the NCSC has now been passed to ministers, including Mr Dowden, who are evaluating the government’s response. “We have, since the middle of May, had the US sanctions in respect of Huawei, so clearly given that those sanctions are targeted at 5G . . . it is likely to have an impact on the viability of Huawei as a provider for the 5G network,” Mr Dowden told MPs last week. UK officials have previously told the Financial Times that the US sanctions represented a “material change” in Huawei’s risk profile, partly because it would be harder for Britain to vet any Chinese-made semiconductors used by the company. Asked by MPs whether it was a case of “not if but when” the UK would remove all high-risk vendors, including Huawei, from its telecoms networks, Mr Dowden appeared to agree. “But there is a big difference as to the path to getting to that point,” he said. Huawei said: “Huawei is the most scrutinised vendor in the world and we firmly believe our unrivalled transparency in the UK means we can continue to be trusted to play a part in Britain’s gigabit upgrade. It’s important to focus on facts and not to speculate at this time.” China’s imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong has heightened tension between London and Beijing, with Tory MPs demanding that Mr Johnson takes a firm stance in his dealings with the Chinese telecoms equipment company. Last month Huawei was given clearance to build a £1bn new chip research and manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire. (Source: FT.com)
03 Jul 20. SE Asian airborne data links have a long way to go. Despite numerous modernisation programmes in Southeast Asian air forces, their true data link capabilities still have a long way to go to reach Western standards. Limited budgets and mixed fleets have resulted in data link capabilities being handicapped or, at worse, irrelevant.
One exception, however, is the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
The RSAF has the deepest knowledge of network-centric warfare, and it has been exposed to tactical data links (TDLs) since the arrival of E-2C Hawkeyes in 1987. Since the turn of the millennium, its F-16C/D fleet has been fitted with the Israeli Smart Datalink in favour of Link 16. The RSAF then ushered in a Link 16 capability with the arrival of Boeing F-15SGs in 2009, and it has been honing its utilisation in countless large-force employment drills such as Red Flag and Pitch Black.
It is widely believed the RSAF has its own indigenous TDL to communicate across all combat platforms, including the G550 AEW aircraft and naval assets. F-16s will possess Link 16 from 2021 following a midlife upgrade, and the RSAF’s situation awareness capabilities will further deepen after delivery of the first F-35B.
Thailand is hoping to catch up. The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) received Link-T in 2008, supplied by Saab with its Gripen and Saab 340 Erieye AEW order. Link-T is also found on the navy’s four frigates and carrier.
Plans are under way to install Link-T on the upgraded F-5TH fighter, known as Super Tigris. In its ten-year White Paper, the RTAF outlined TDL as a requirement in future aircraft procurements.
However, because of limited budgets, RTAF aircraft upgrade programmes take place in small phases, resulting in sparse availability of TDLs within the fleet. At the same time, the first six F-16A/B midlife upgrade fighters received Link 16. Although this might come in handy in interoperability drills like Cope Tiger and Pitch Black with the RSAF and USAF, it is incompatible with Link-T and its own AEW aircraft.
Similarly, Malaysia upgraded Boeing F/A-18D Hornets with Link 16, but it has no opportunity to utilise it within the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The RMAF continues to rely on voice radio communication to coordinate tactics between Hornets, Hawk 208s and Su-30s.
Shephard understands from F/A-18 pilots that the squadron learned a great deal in employing TDLs in multilateral exercise like Pitch Black, but opportunities to participate have been few.
The 24 ex-USAF F-16C/D Block 32 fighters in service with the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) have reportedly been refurbished with data links for improved situational awareness. However, the new F-16A/B Falcon STAR upgrade programme between PTDI and Lockheed Martin still lacks data links. Hence, unless the TNI-AU starts building TDL ground receivers in key installations or naval ships, F-16C/Ds will not exploit the full potential of data links across the large archipelago. (Source: Shephard)
03 Jul 20. AI-solutions provider Visimo selected for Project Coeus. US-based artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions provider Visimo has been selected for Project Coeus that will deliver a collaboration tool for the US Department of Defense (DoD).
The company was selected by the Autonomy Research Collaboration Network (ARCNet) and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).
The Project Coeus is a joint effort for the US Army Futures Command Artificial Intelligence Task Force (AFC AITF) and the Joint Test Resource Management Center (TRMC). It is intended to improve the effectiveness of DoD researchers and data science technicians.
Visimo will be responsible for the web and application development, cybersecurity and operations solutions, and will report to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering (OUSD R&E). The works will help in the implementation of TRMC’s new platform.
The company, in partnership with the AITF and the Software Engineer Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), will also deliver a prototype and R&D instance over the following twelve months.
Visimo president and CEO James Julius said: “It is an honour to be selected to work with AITF to develop this project for the DoD.
“Visimo was founded to build innovative data science and data visualisation platforms and tools. Delivering Project Coeus to the AI Task Force embodies our vision as a company.”
Based in Pennsylvania, Visimo focuses on delivering business intelligence and analytics to accelerate decision making. According to the website, the company has helped in increasing annual revenue by 28% to 35% for small and mid-market companies. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
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