By Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Strategic Integration)October 16, 2017
PENTAGON - The Army is closely watching 12 trends that shape the operational environment. Some of the trends include cyber, artificial intelligence, big data, climate change, robotics, and collective intelligence.
As discussed in the video, "Evolving Threats to Army Installations in a Complex World," by Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of the Training and Doctrine Command and Mr. Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, threats from these trends affect not only distance fighting, but maneuverability at home.
Installations, part of the strategic support area within multi-domain battle, are the initial maneuver platforms of the Army. They are at increased risk from the accelerating rate of technological advancement within the aforementioned trends.
Technology will advance with or without the Army's approval. Emerging and non-traditional threats will use technologies to delay mobilization, disrupt deployments, interfere with command operations, undermine unit morale and create friction between our installations and surrounding communities.
The Army is actively engaging in technology research and application to ensure its installations are ready to meet the demand of this new world.