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Acquisition for Decision Advantage: The Role of the CDAO in Scaling Software Solutions

July 21, 2023 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

In 2022, the Department of Defense (DoD) stood up the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) with the goal of generating decision advantage by accelerating DoD’s adoption of data, analytics, and artificial intelligence.  Please join CSIS’s Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group for a discussion with Deputy CDAO Margie Palmieri. Dr. Cynthia R. Cook and Ms. Palmieri will discuss the challenges DoD faces in acquiring and scaling the latest technology to enable digital and AI-enabled solutions, especially where DoD processes do not align with the speed of technological change.  


This event is made possible with support from Amazon Web Services.

Contact Information

Margie Palmieri
Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer, Department of Defense
Cynthia Cook
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program