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Gaining Competitive Advantages in Cyberspace through the Integration of Breakthrough Technologies in Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning

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Army Cyber Institute

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Cyberspace has characteristics that differ from air, land, maritime, and space domains, which affect how the Joint Force operates and defends it. Fast-moving innovations are transforming the character of warfare in cyberspace, requiring novel technology integration. Effective integration of breakthrough technologies in autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning into cyberspace can enable competitive advantages to be gained that enhance the combat power of joint forces conducting multi-domain operations. These technologies help shorten the sensor-to-shooter pathway to accelerate and optimize decision-making processes. These technologies also permit the enhancement of cyber situational understanding from the ingest, fusion, synthesis, analysis, and visualization of big data from varied cyber data sources to enable decisive, warfighting information advantage via the display of key cyber terrain with relevance in the commander’s area of operations at the tactical edge. These technologies engender actionable information and recommendations to optimize human-machine decision-making via autonomous active cyber defense to effectively execute command and control while informing resourcing decisions. Competitive advantages gained allow key actions to be taken to generate, preserve, and apply informational power against a relevant actor while also permitting maneuver through the information environment.

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