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Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win | July 20, 2021 |

Success in tomorrow’s conflicts will largely depend on how warfighters are able to harness and adapt software, data, and algorithms at the unit level. The future must be one in which airmen are empowered to evolve software in a highly dynamic, responsive fashion to meet near-term mission demands. The Mitchell Institute hosts a virtual event with Dr. Tim Grayson, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office. This event examines Heather Penney’s

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Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen David Nahom on Force Modernization | July 14

The Mitchell Institute hosts Lt Gen David Nahom, the Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs on Aerospace Nation. Gen Nahom discusses the current budget debates on Capitol Hill and their impact on force readiness and Air Force and Space Force modernization programs. Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

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Command and Control Imperatives for the 21st Century: The Next Areas of Growth for ABMS and JADC2

The Air Force is at a major juncture in the development of command and control (C2) capabilities. Under the aegis of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) programs, the Air Force is pushing ahead with efforts to modernize its C2 architecture by capitalizing on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Faced with the heightened threat environment created by America’s adversaries, these investments are critical to

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