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Moving away from government-first equipment is putting the command on a necessary modernization track.
The command is assessing new technologies to improve capabilities, automate processes and eliminate technical debt.
Defense leader Heidi Shyu created a new "strategic capital director" with the responsibility of finding funding for small businesses.
The command is calling on partners to help connect data, build cloud infrastructure and modernize security solutions.
Data Chief Thomas Kenney said AI is the key to digital transformation challenges.
A nonprofit organization brings small businesses into the defense contracting fold.
The executive outlined how the service is prioritizing faster software development for modernized defense systems.
As data collection expands at the tactical edge, the service wants commercial cloud capabilities and cloud-based collaboration tools to process data more efficiently.