美新任国防研究工程主管提出国防研发“北极星路线图”(英文)

2020-08-14 智邦网

编译 致远

据defensenews网2020年8月13日报道

8月13日,新任国防研究与工程代理副部长 Michael Kratsios 提出庞大的国防研发体系建设“北极星路线图”,旨在先于对手采用新兴技术。

宣布将重点向国防部科研部门提供高层指南,包括DARPA和军种研究实验室。

他表示,一个由主要部门领导组成的小组正在为单项技术制定发展路线图。

五角大楼的研究与工程团队已列出几个现代化和新兴技术优先发展项目,包括高超声速武器、人工智能、5G网络连接和网络空间。

自2019年8月以来,他一直担任白宫首席技术官,强调整个联邦政府研发工作的重要性,例如国家科学基金会和能源部的人工智能开发工作。表示:“为了最大限度地促进联邦政府技术生态系统的创新应用,需要更好地协调生态系统的各个方面。”

New Pentagon tech chief to focus on improving project coordination

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s new acting research chief wants to provide the department’s vast research and development enterprise with a “north star road map” amid an effort to adopt emerging technologies ahead of adversaries.

Speaking on a webinar hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, newly installed acting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Kratsios said that he will focus on providing top-level guidance to the host of organizations that make up the Defense Department’s R&D efforts. Those organizations include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and service laboratories.

Kratsios said a team of principal directors are working to establish road maps for individual technologies.

“To me, what’s critical is that R&E can serve as a place where we can sort of adjudicate disagreements between individual organizations, make sure they’re working on these that complement each other, making sure that similar research isn’t being done at multiple different labs,” Kratsios said Thursday in his first public speech since taking over the office from Michael Griffin, who left the position in July.

The Pentagon’s R&E team has laid out several modernization priorities that include emerging technologies, including advancements in hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence, 5G network connectivity and cyberspace. As different components across the department advance the maturity of these technologies, Kratsios said, his office will ensure modernization areas are not siloed.

“The way that we succeed and provide the best tools for the war fighter is understanding that these technologies are going to interact with one another,” Kratsios said. “Even when, for example, you want to launch a hypersonic missile, that requires so much other important technology that all needs to be done and working together in concert. So for me, it’s really building those relationships between those individual modernization priorities and making sure they don’t remain stovepiped.”

Kratsios still serves as the U.S. chief technology officer at the White House, a position he’s held since August 2019. He has advised President Donald Trump on technology issues since early 2017. In that experience, Kratsios said, he’s learned about the importance of looking across R&D efforts throughout the federal government, pointing to the research done by the National Science Foundation or the Energy Department on artificial intelligence as examples.