(FederalNewsNetwork) The 21st Century Industrial Base for National Defense Task Force at the DOD is tasked with taking proactive steps to increase the depth, breadth and security of the defense industrial base. The Defense Department’s top scientist, Michael Griffin, is concerned about the state of defense businesses, critical infrastructure and security of microelectronics in the military, and he’s asking some of the Pentagon’s top minds to look into the issues.
DOD & Pentagon Ramping up in AI and Quantum Science
Griffin also set up the Ensuring Microelectronics Superiority Task Force. DoD’s demand for innovative and trustworthy microelectronics is on the rise as they are used in more systems encompassing every domain — especially in areas the Pentagon is ramping up activity like artificial intelligence and quantum sciences.