Special Operations stands up acquisition office for digital applications and artificial intelligence (AI)

June 24, 2020
Leaders expect new acquisition office to take the lead in acquisition of software to include artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Mac DILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command created a program executive office on 1 June that is dedicated to software. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

24 June 2020 -- The command’s head of acquisitions said the organization is reorganizing as it shifts its focus to software-defined systems and artificial intelligence (AI).

Among the most notable changes at Special Operations Command is creation of a program executive office (PEO) for SOF [Special Operations Forces] Digital Applications.

The new PEO represents a shift for the command as it looks to embrace a more software-forward approach. “Everything I’ve asked you for over the last decade has been hardware-defined and then software-enabled,” says James Smith, the command's acquisition executive. “We really need to move to a relationship where I’m asking you for things that are software-defined and hardware-enabled.”

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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