Richard Clarke

Air Force Special Tactics
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron establish communications during an airfield survey as part of a culmination exercise Mar. 10, 2020, at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Ridge Shan)

SOCOM wants to prioritize stronger communications encryption

U.S. Special Operations Command wants to ensure its communications will stay secure now and in the future.
Members of a joint special forces team move together out of a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey Feb. 26, 2018, at Melrose Training Range, New Mexico. (U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Clayton Cupit)

Expect SOCOM to be at the spearhead of AI testing in DOD

Special operators have the ability and authorities to more easily test new artificial intelligence use cases.