Gen. Glen VanHerck

Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Kathleen Hicks, is welcomed to Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Col. Zachary Warakomsky, Commander, Peterson-Schriever Garrison, Dec. 13, 2021. (Department of Defense photo by Mr. Thomas Paul)

Pentagon’s Hicks wants more focus on cyber, EW capabilities for missile defense

The Pentagon needs to evolve in its approach to air and missile defense, according Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.
U.S. Northern Command Commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck speaks during a press briefing about the completed global information dominance experiment (GIDE) 3, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 28, 2021. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

Combatant commander tasked with homeland defense warns of shortage of AI capabilities

U.S. Northern Command and NORAD don’t have sufficient AI and machine learning capabilities, the dual-hatted chief of both organizations warned.
Gen. Glen D. VanHerck (center), commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, tours a 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II Oct. 28, 2020, during a visit to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard/Released)

Northern Command using data platform to better detect incoming threats

Northern Command wants to use tech that already exists to leverage data for homeland defense under the JADC2 concept of operations.