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President's Commentary: Who Holds the Keys to the Technology Kingdom?

Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)  |  June 1, 2019  |  Signal Magazine

 

Technology has given U.S. forces an immutable edge for more than three decades. No nation dared confront the most powerful military in the world head-on. But over time, the technological benefits enjoyed by our military have waned, and adversaries are rapidly cutting into our technological warfighting strength.

While the United States has been focused on combat operations in the Middle East, countries such as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea have begun rebuilding their militaries. Much of the intellectual property these countries are leveraging was developed in the United States and stolen through espionage and theft of government and commercial proprietary information, which they obtained via cyber maneuvers. Rapid advances in the dual-use technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and autonomous vehicles, also complicate this situation. Adversaries are now able to leapfrog generations of technology and close the technological gap the United States has traditionally enjoyed. READ MORE...


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