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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Talk To Us First, THEN Congress: Navy Acquisition Officials « Breaking Defense

ARLINGTON: Please bring the Navy all your good ideas, and please talk to us before you talk to Congress, service officials urged industry executives today. Under intense pressure to deliver faster, cheaper, and more innovative programs, the various factions of the Navy acquisition bureaucracy have labored mightily to coordinate more …

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Show Me The Data: The Pentagon’s Two-Pronged AI Plan « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: Having bet heavily on artificial intelligence, the Pentagon now has a two-pronged plan to overcome the biggest obstacle to AI: the data. Both tasks are daunting. Right from the start, “as we roll out the first two, three, four applications, the thing that will be hitting us over and …

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Sci-Fi Acquisition: The Wrath Of Mid-Tier Krog « Breaking Defense

A rare color photo of workers assembling B-25 bombers during World War II.  Want to know the next great ideas in acquisition? Ya gotta read Breaking Defense, baby. Between Bill Greenwalt’s seminal op-eds that led to Sen. John McCain’s groundbreaking acquisition laws, we’ve also hosted this author, Dan Ward, before. …

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Sen. Warner, Gen. Dunford Question Google, Silicon Valley For Helping China « Breaking Defense

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and his father, World War II veteran Robert Warner (USMC retired), at the Marine Corps Memorial. WASHINGTON: As the Pentagon pumps billions of dollars into jets, tanks, and new types of ships, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said there’s another form of war that …

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Beyond INF: Missiles, Networks, & The New Trench Warfare « Breaking Defense

Russian Kalibr cruise missile WASHINGTON: Fifty-nine days from now, assuming no change of heart by Trump or Putin, the United States will formally kick off the six-month process to end the INF arms control accord, potentially eliminating the final obstacle to a new era of long-range smart missiles. The massive shift in …

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Amazon’s Bezos To Air Force: Don’t Overthink It (But….) « Breaking Defense

AFA: Hundreds of Air Force troops, civilians, and contractors gave billionaire Jeff Bezos a standing ovation here. But what did the Amazon founder, Washington Post owner and space entrepreneur actually say? Don’t overthink it. Don’t sweat the small stuff, but it’s not all small stuff. On low stakes decisions, you should go …

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Futures Command Won’t Hurt Oversight, Army Tells Congress « Breaking Defense

CAPITOL HILL: The newly created Army Futures Command, led by a four-star general, will not interfere with civilian oversight of the service’s notoriously troubled acquisition systems, AFC’s commander and the Army’s No. 2 civilian assured the House Armed Services Committee today. The gently skeptical tone was set by the title …

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