CDAO to host four experiments this year to inform JADC2 efforts

By Audrey Decker / January 31, 2023 at 10:08 AM

In partnership with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon's chief digital and artificial intelligence officer has relaunched a series of experiments to improve access to data across the force.

Tasked with reintroducing the Global Information Dominance Experiments, or GIDE, CDAO will host four iterations of the experiment throughout 2023, according to a Jan. 30 press release.

The fifth iteration of GIDE, and the first of the relaunch, began Monday and will conclude Thursday with “participants at the Pentagon, multiple combatant commands and duty stations around the world.”

“The experiments are designed to inform Joint All-Domain Command and Control solutions related to joint data integration and the use of [artificial intelligence] and machine learning technology,” the department said.

Led by Craig Martell, formerly the head of machine learning for rideshare company Lyft, CDAO was stood up to consolidate various data integration and AI efforts across the department and reached full operating capability last June.

In a statement, Martell said the goal of these experiments is to identify where there are barriers to sharing data across the joint force and demonstrate how data and AI can help the force across a variety of mission sets.