This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on artificial intelligence, Ukraine's cybersecurity lessons learned from its ongoing war with Russia, Army directed-energy short-range air defense systems and more.
We start off with a new Defense Department artificial intelligence effort:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a two-year competition for the development of an AI-driven tool to identify and patch software vulnerabilities, with the intent of widespread applications throughout the economy.
Our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity are in Las Vegas, covering the annual Black Hat cyber conference there:
LAS VEGAS -- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly emphasized the need for Americans to “internalize lessons on resilience” from Ukraine's battle against Russia in preparation for cybersecurity challenges the United States is likely to face in the next few years, during an evening keynote appearance at the Black Hat conference here.
Army Lt. Gen. Robert Rasch, director of the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, spoke this week at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, AL:
The Army has delivered three out of four prototype platoon sets for the Directed Energy Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense system, with the fourth set to be delivered in the next month, a service official said Wednesday.
Senate appropriators are in favor of hypersonic defense systems:
Senate lawmakers have expressed their support for prioritizing the development of hypersonic systems to counterattack enemy weapons, according to the report accompanying the Senate Appropriations Committee's fiscal year 2024 defense spending bill.
We end off with coverage from the recent Air Force Life Cycle Industry Day:
DAYTON, OH -- The U.S. will benefit from the kinks in the manufacturing and supply chain for the E-7 Wedgetail that are being worked out by the U.K., which has faced rising procurement costs on its version of the aircraft, senior materiel leaders told reporters last week.