The INSIDER daily digest -- March 27, 2024

By John Liang / March 27, 2024 at 2:31 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on artificial intelligence, military modernization and more.

DARPA launched its AI Cyber Challenge last August, calling on industry and AI experts to aid in development of innovative AI capabilities that work toward creating stronger cybersecurity:

DARPA official outlines what a winning AI Cyber Challenge system could look like

A top innovation official at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said today that a winning system for DARPA's Artificial Intelligence Cyber Challenge will leverage the statistics in cutting-edge large language models, while also using traditional "cyber reasoning systems that are more symbolic."

More DARPA news:

DARPA director cites U.S. advantages in AI race with China, describes government role

The U.S. and China each have advantages in the race to develop and deploy artificial intelligence technologies, but that dispersed roles and responsibilities for government and the private sector is a U.S. strength that matches this country's values, according to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Stefanie Tompkins.

Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Pat Ryan (D-NY) recently announced they would co-chair a new military modernization caucus, which aims to integrate innovative technologies to bolster national security:

New Defense Modernization Caucus working on legislative agenda, focused on Replicator

The co-chairs of the newly established Defense Modernization Caucus told Inside Defense today that they are working on a bipartisan legislative agenda to advance U.S. military capabilities, noting they will focus on accelerating various Defense Department innovation efforts, like the Replicator initiative.

More coverage from the AUSA Global Force Symposium:

Army buying one system for first round of Replicator, Bush says

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army will procure one system for the first round of the Defense Department's new Replicator initiative, according to service acquisition chief Doug Bush.

Army's new 'All-Domain Sensing' CFT will be fully operational by October

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army will fully stand up its new All-Domain Sensing Cross-Functional Team by October, Gen. James Rainey, commanding general of Army Futures Command, announced today during the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium here.

(Full AUSA Global Force Symposium coverage.)