American Sea Power Dialogue
Please join us on Thursday, 22 April at 10:00 EDT for the first page-to-stage virtual event of The American Sea Power Project—a major Naval Institute initiative to reinvigorate thinking about the role of sea power in U.S. national security. The authors of the first three articles in the series will discuss: what it means for the United States to be a maritime nation; the global responsibilities the nation has shouldered that require a powerful navy; and how the writings of Mahan apply today. There will be a live question-and-answer session with the online audience. To register, go to www.usni.org/events/american-sea-power-project.
Naval Institute Press
The newest book on artificial intelligence from the Naval Institute Press is AI at War: How Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Are Changing Naval Warfare, edited by Sam J. Tangredi and George Galdorisi, with contributions from: Robert Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; Admiral James Stavridis, former Commander, Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Admiral Michael Rogers, former Director of the National Security Agency; and Admiral Scott Swift, former Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; as well as scientists and operators who share their theoretical and experiential knowledge of this “game-changing” new field.
“In clear and crisp prose Tangredi and Galdorisi illuminate the huge promise in mastering [AI] technologies, and the terrible consequences of failing to do so.”
—John Lehman, former Secretary of the U.S. Navy,
author of Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea
To order your copy go to www.usni.org/press/books/ai-war.
Jack C. Taylor Conference Center Nearly Complete
The end of April sees the substantial completion of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. The Conference Center will serve as our broadcast hub this spring, with the grand opening and dedication being planned for September. We picked September to celebrate the opening because we didn’t want to plan a party that people couldn’t attend—in person! Until then, we will make robust use of the Center as the large studio and broadcast platform for which it is optimized.
Information Warfare Essay Contest Winners
We are proud to announce the winners of the Information Warfare Essay Contest (sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton), whose contributions represent a true joint effort. Army Captain Don Gomez took the first prize of $5,000. Lieutenant Commander Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy, won second prize and $2,500, and Marine Captain Will McGee took the third prize of $1,500. All three will be published in the June Proceedings.