Technology, Innovation and Modern War — Class 15- Midterms and Congressman Mike Gallagher

We just held our fifteenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern WarJoe FelterRaj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.

Today’s topic was Midterms with Congressman Mike Gallagher.

Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of the previous fourteen classes here.

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Our guest speaker was Congressman Mike Gallagher, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Congressman Mike Gallagher is one of the leading thinkers in defense in Congress. He’s a Princeton and Georgetown graduate; served in the Marine Corps, with deployments in Anbar province; got his Ph.D; joined a startup; has been reelected to his third term, representing the 8th district of Wisconsin; and is on the House Armed

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Antarctic place names recognise ‘modern explorers’

Antarctica is getting 28 new place names to recognise British individuals who’ve made a major contribution to advancing science in the polar regions.

The list includes Jonathan Shanklin, co-discoverer of the ozone hole, and Alastair Fothergill, whose BBC films such as Frozen Planet have widened understanding of the White Continent.

The honourees will be associated with various mountains, glaciers and bays.

These are features known previously only by their anonymous coordinates.

It’s highly unusual for so large a group of people to be recognised in this way all at once.

But the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee felt something special was required to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent.



map: Peak Francis is surrounded by cliffs (Image source: Copernicus/Sentinel-2)


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Peak Francis is surrounded by cliffs (Image source: Copernicus/Sentinel-2)

Russian explorer Fabian von Bellingshausen and British/Irish naval officer Edward Bransfield first sighted Antarctica within days of each other in January 1820.

They, of course, have long

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DXC Technology and Microsoft Collaborate to Power a More Personalized, Intelligent, Secure and Modern Workplace Experience for Global Enterprises

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DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a more personalized, intelligent, secure and modern workplace experience to help companies to address rapidly evolving business challenges and customer and employee needs.

DXC and Microsoft are joining forces to deliver a solution and suite of services that will help companies to empower their employees with a modern workplace experience and to ensure customers’ employees can seamlessly and securely work anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Called DXC MyWorkStyle™, DXC brings the largest install base of workplace customers and the blueprint for the modern workplace experience. As part of the collaboration, Microsoft and DXC will work together to co-develop and deliver the solution, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning from millions of data points to create a modern workplace experience.

DXC and Microsoft

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Worldwide Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2020

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Greenhouse, the hiring software company, today announced the company has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2020 Vendor Assessment (doc #US45438920, September 2020)1. Acknowledged for its suite of software and services that help over 4,000 companies build powerful hiring strategies to stay ahead of their talent needs, Greenhouse was named a Leader for Medium-Sized Enterprise2 and Small and Mid-Sized Businesses.3

The IDC MarketScape report analyzed 13 vendors to determine their ability to successfully transform recruiting processes before, during and after implementation. In the report Megan Buttita, Research Director for IDC’s Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition, notes “vendors that provide product reliability, innovation, customer satisfaction and service, and in-demand cutting-edge features and functionality will thrive as the global economy returns to growth and enters the

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Technology, Innovation and Modern War — Class 14 — Planning- Major General Mike Fenzel

We just held our fourteenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Joe Felter, Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.

Today’s topic was Strategy, Plans and Policy in the Joint Staff.

Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of the previous thirteen classes here.

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Some of the readings for this week included CNAS “The Next Defense Strategy” series, Sustaining the Future of Indo-Pacific Defense Strategy, Enhancing Forward Defense: The Role of Allies and Partners in the Indo-Pacific, Make China the Explicit Priority in the Next NDS, the Indo-Pacific Strategy Report, Lessons for a Future War

Our guest speaker was Major General Mike Fenzel, Vice Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5 for the Joint Chiefs

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Plot lines that modern technology has ruined



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The Context of Modern Banking

The digital era brought myriad new opportunities for businesses and banks, but also a whole slew of new challenges and uncertainties. A few years ago, when we started taking our first steps with Openbank, our 100% digital bank, we felt like we were walking down a dark, foggy road at night, where the fog was made up of our competition and the regulations – which is to say that we were moving forwards, but not entirely sure what our next steps would have been.

After studying the market and plotting its trajectory, we realised that – since technology is the main driving force for change nowadays – we needed to be on top of the game, and as digitally-savvy as can be. We also needed to be aware of the many changes that can sweep across the banking world and change the playing field practically overnight. We’re all witnessing a

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Power of modern technology in logistics sector

Fact sheet

Solution: Microsoft Azure, Tableau

Industry: Mineral freight logistics

Provider: Keyrus

User: Grindrod Terminals

An ambitious, multi-phase digitalisation and automatisation project has provided unparalleled visibility process at SA’s largest mineral freight logistics company Grindrod. 

Keyrus, a leading business data intelligence consultancy, used cloud-based technologies and Industrial Internet of things (IIOT) to develop a comprehensive solution that gives Grindrod’s Terminal business significantly improved performance of their operations.

The solution highlights the power of modern technology to solve business challenges. It includes a combination of data streaming, analytics, logic matching and visualisation technologies and was designed using a range of Microsoft Azure services, Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and Tableau visualisation software.

The system collects and captures data from multiple operational processes, equipment and locations to update a single, central application as events occur. Management now has access to relevant information, at the appropriate level of detail, enabling improved

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Technology, Innovation and Modern War — Class 13 — ONR-Rear Admiral Lorin Selby

We just held our twelfth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Joe Felter, Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.

Today’s topic was The Navy and Modern War.

Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of the previous twelve classes here.

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Some of the readings for this week included Defense Primer: Dept of the NavyNavy Lasers and RailgunsNavy Large Surface CombatantsNavy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans, Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea VehiclesChina’s Navy Modernization.

Our guest speaker was Rear Admiral Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research, United States Navy.

Admiral Selby is responsible for the Naval Research Enterprise. It is the “venture capital” of the Navy and

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Asian Power Devices: Powering modern technology in an ever-shifting landscape | News

TAIPEI, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medical field is a critical market for power supplies APD introduces customized power supply solutions for medical equipment and network equipment. Its systems meet all EMI, temperature, peak load requirements, and company’s Medical Power Supplies protect the PSU from failure resulting from high-frequency 4G/5G signal interference.

APD Solutions — Built for the challenges of today

This year’s pandemic challenges the current world economic situation and people’s living conditions. Working from home, online meetings, and distance learning has become the new normal. It not only increases the demand for more connected devices and network equipment, but also requires reliable power delivery.

Impact of COVID-19 on healthcare is immediate. Ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and respiratory humidifiers require a lasting, uninterrupted, and stable power supply.

The pandemic is challenging the existing power systems hospitals have relied on. Many healthcare facilities are already at, or beyond maximum

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