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15 Feb 18. Market Forecast has announced the release of their latest report titled “Global Artificial Intelligence & Robotics for Defense, Market & Technology Forecast to 2027”. It encloses an in-depth research of the AI & Robotics in the defense industry market and the competitive landscape globally. A first of its kind report highlights enormous potential of Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Robotics among other technologies. The report shed light on 7 major AI & Robotics technologies that is going to dominate the defense industry for the next 10 years.
The Global Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in the Defense industry market, is valued at US$39.22bn in 2018, is projected grow at a CAGR of 5.04%, to value US$61bn by 2027. The cumulative market for global expenditure on AI & Robotics Defense Systems is valued at US$ 487bn over the forecast period. Demand for AI & Robotics defense systems is anticipated to be driven by the massive investment made by countries like US, China, Russia, Israel in the development of next generation defense systems and the large scale procurement of such systems by countries like Saudi Arabia, India, Japan and South Korea. The United States is the largest spender in the domain with China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and South Korea anticipated accounting for the bulk of spending. (Source: ASD Network)
15 Feb 18. Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Adoption. In September 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) established the Cloud Executive Steering Group (CESG) to develop and execute a strategy to accelerate the adoption of cloud architectures and cloud services with a focus on commercial solutions. DoD is using a tailored acquisition process to acquire a modern enterprise cloud services solution that can support Unclassified, Secret, and Top Secret requirements. Known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud, the planned contracting action will be a full and open competition.
The CESG’s cloud adoption initiative will occur in two phases. Phase One will cover the JEDI Cloud acquisition. The Chief Management Officer (CMO), in partnership with the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DCAPE), Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the Director of Defense Digital Service (DDS), is aggressively leading implementation of the JEDI Cloud acquisition. Phase Two will focus on migration of the initial tranche of systems and applications. In Phase 2, CMO and CIO will work with offices throughout the Department to build cloud strategies for requirements related to military operations and intelligence support.
Under the CESG’s guidance, the cloud adoption initiative will continue to evolve and mature. The goal is a solution that will better enable DoD’s global mission, meet joint requirements for America’s warfighters, and enhance the lethality, readiness, and effectiveness of our fighting force.
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis has made it clear that DoD must take all reasonable steps to prevent an adversary from overtaking our military advantage. “We must move at the speed of relevancy, adapt to today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s threats. If we do not invest in our capabilities, America will lose the tactical advantages we have enjoyed since WWII. We must organize and innovate to win.” Adopting an enterprise cloud solution is one of those steps to better enable the mission of national defense.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. With what companies and other non-governmental entities has the CESG met?
The CESG has met with numerous companies and non-government entities. It will continue to interact with industry throughout the acquisition process as appropriate. The CESG is hosting an industry day on March 7, 2018; an update on the acquisition strategy will be shared at tha