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.
Department of Defense Chief Data Officer David Spirk speaks virtually to children at Mitchell Elementary in Tampa, Florida, to highlight topics such as the importance of data management; artificial intelligence; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. (DoD photo / U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)

DOD platform made for financial data finds battlefield use

The Advana platform was used in recent JADC2 experiments to give commanders real-time readiness and other types of data.
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.
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Army Col. David Hamilton, commander of the 9th Hospital Center, fist bumps the last patient to leave the Javits New York Medical Station, in support of the Department of Defense COVID-19 response, May 1, 2020. (U.S. Army / Pfc. Genesis Miranda)

Northern Command calls upon Palantir, Apple and others to bring new tech to coronavirus fight

NORTHCOM partnered with tech companies to develop apps for the military's COVID-19 response personnel to communicate directly with the commanding general.