In partnership with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) is conducting the fifth in its series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE V) for the realistic sharing of data across all service branches and command centers.
The experiments involve real and “virtual” participants in various locations, at civilian and military levels, sharing data in many forms. They're meant to provide information for Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) solutions on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for effective sharing of data across all participants.
As to how these experiments can aid the joint forces, CDAO senior officer Dr. Craig Martell explained, “We want to rapidly improve access to data across the Joint Force—from the strategic level to our tactical warfighters.” By actively involving so many different organizations in the sharing of data, the experiments are meant to identify and eliminate barriers to global data connectivity and learn how computing technologies such as AI and ML can speed the workflow.
GIDE V mission commander, Colonel Matthew Strohmeyer, added, “GIDE serves as an opportunity to stress-test our current systems and processes, introduce new technologies and approaches, and learn in an experimentation environment that replicates real-world operations.”