Tag Archive: Defense

CSET's Ngor Luong spoke the Federal News Network's "Federal Drive with Tom Temin" to discuss defense companies' investment in AI.

Harnessed Lightning

Ryan Fedasiuk Jennifer Melot Ben Murphy
| October 2021

This report examines nearly 350 artificial intelligence-related equipment contracts awarded by the People’s Liberation Army and state-owned defense enterprises in 2020 to assess how the Chinese military is adopting AI. The report identifies China’s key AI defense industry suppliers, highlights gaps in U.S. export control policies, and contextualizes the PLA’s AI investments within China’s broader strategy to compete militarily with the United States.

Defense Companies Are Not Buying AI

The Kitchen Sync
| October 22, 2021

A CSET report showcases how global defense companies are approaching AI.

Mapping the AI Investment Activities of Top Global Defense Companies

Ngor Luong Rebecca Gelles Melissa Flagg
| October 2021

Militaries around the world have often relied on the largest global defense companies to acquire and integrate cutting-edge technologies. This issue brief examines the investment and mergers and acquisition activities in artificial intelligence of the top 50 global defense companies — a key, if limited, approach to accessing AI innovation in the commercial sector — and assesses investment trends of their corporate venture capital subsidiaries and offers a geographic breakdown of defense companies and their AI target companies.

In a podcast interview with Conversation Six, CSET Research Analyst Ryan Fedasiuk unpacks the capabilities of China's hypersonic missile.

According to a CSET report, tech professionals expressed positive and neutral views on working with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Leviathan Wakes: China’s Growing Fleet of Autonomous Undersea Vehicles

Center for International Maritime Security
| August 17, 2021

In his latest piece for the Center for International Maritime Security, CSET's Ryan Fedasiuk unpacks China's growing autonomous undersea vehicles and the implications of their use.

A CSET study found that a quarter of AI professionals view Pentagon work in a negative light, and 78% consider it a positive or neutral.

Ending Innovation Tourism

Melissa Flagg Jack Corrigan
| July 2021

As dual-use technologies transform the national security landscape, the U.S. Department of Defense has established a variety of offices and programs dedicated to bringing private sector innovation into the military. However, these efforts have largely failed to drive cutting-edge commercial technology into major military platforms and systems. This report examines the shortcomings of the DOD’s current approach to defense innovation and offers recommendations for a more effective strategy.

The National Defense Authorization Act requires the Department of Defense to disclose Chinese military companies operating in the United States. In her co-authored piece, CSET's Emily Weinstein analyzes section 1260H of the NDAA and future implications of U.S.-China relations.