Patrick Shanahan

Dana Deasy, Jack Shanahan, artificial intelligence
DOD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy and Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan hold a roundtable meeting at the Pentagon on Feb. 12, 2019. (DOD / U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

Pentagon unveils strategy for military adoption of artificial intelligence

The strategy emphasizes the "urgency, scale, and unity of effort" needed to make AI transformational both for the DOD and the nation at an operational level.
Dana Deasy, Department of Defense chief information officer, explains the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s 2018 Department of Defense Worldwide Conference, August 13, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Brian Murphy/DOD)

DOD unveils enterprise cloud strategy with preference for JEDI

The DOD Cloud Strategy document lays out the current IT operating environment, the department's strategic objectives, approaches and guiding principles, and how it will implement.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive officer, speaks with retired Gen. Larry Spencer, Air Force Association president, during AFA’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Jeff Bezos pushes government to buy commercial for ‘auto-magic’ benefits

When agencies buy commercial capabilities, Bezos said, they "keep improving kind of ‘auto-magically’ without any effort."
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and Director of Administration and Management, Michael L. Rhodes present the Spirit of Service award to 34 civilians being recognized for their contribution to the Department of Defense during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 10, 2018. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Public Service Recognition Week. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

Pentagon No. 2 calls cybersecurity ‘the expectation’ as DOD releases new cyber strategy

"We're in a new world, and security is the standard, it's the expectation, it's not something that's above and beyond what we've done before," Patrick Shanahan said.
A Strava Heat Map of Moscow, similar to those that revealed the fitness routines of military service members. (Strava)

Pentagon bans use of location-tracking tech in operational areas

"These geolocation capabilities can expose personal information, locations, routines, and numbers of DoD personnel, and potentially create unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force…