The new CDAO Division will be directly subordinate to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and will coordinate all the activities of the Artificial Intelligence Center
The U.S. Department of Defense is setting up a new special division that will handle and coordinate operations related to digitization and artificial intelligence in hopes of “achieving faster progress” in these areas in the face of threats such as China threats.
Defense News reports from a senior source in the Ministry of Defense that the new CDAO Division is directly subordinate to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and will coordinate all activities of the Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Digitization Service for Defense and the Chief DATA Officer of the Ministry of Defense.
A senior officer told reporters that so far these organizations have operated independently “as if the others do not exist”, but the new division will unite all these organizations and this will contribute to more integration in the Ministry of Defense.
It has not yet been determined who will head the new division, which in the first phase will work to unite the three authorities into one central organization. At the next stage, the organization will be resubmitted for approval to Congress and its committees. Defense Department officials explained that the idea was to “turn digital and AI applications into anti-threat units.”