The tri-service proposal would elevate IT issues in each service's organizational chart. Its chief advocate is the Department of the Navy, which has already expressed its desire to appoint an assistant secretary for information management.
Federal News Network's Jared Serbu moderated a panel discussion at 2019 Sea, Air, Space on Modernizing Military Personnel and Training for our Future Forces.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz shares with his colleagues at the other military services the need to push for both modernization and readiness. Admiral Schultz joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin from the Sea-Air-Space Expo to discuss a range of issues, including a piece of good news, a contract to build a new icebreaker.
In its 2020 budget request, the Navy has asked for solid increases for new technologies including artificial intelligence and unmanned systems. Officials also have large ship-building plans while they prepare for the construction of a whole new class of submarine. It's all a big balancing act. From the 2019 Sea-Air-Space Expo, chief of naval operations, Admiral John Richardson, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.
The Maritime Administration, known as MARAD, doesn't always get the most publicity. But it has a variety of missions in support of economic development, training of merchant marines, and military readiness. MARAD director Admiral Mark Buzby spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his hopes for a new ship next year and more at the 2019 Sea-Air-Space conference.