LISTEN OR WATCH NOW: Digital Thread for Defense


On July 8th, the National Defense University Foundation’s National Security Briefing hosted a dynamic discussion on the real-world application of digital twin technology in the U.S. military.  Lt. General Duke Z. Richardson, a 2006 Distinguished Graduate of the National Defense University led the dialogue.  General Richardson is an NDU Alumni making significant contributions to our nation’s defense and Joint Force transformation.  As Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics at the Pentagon, General Richardson is responsible for research and development, test, production, product support, and modernization of Air Force programs worth more than $60 billion annually.

Siemens Government Technologies President and CEO, Tina Dolph and Siemens Digital Industries Software VP, Barry Chapman discussed deploying the world’s largest industrial digital twin to optimize U.S. Navy shipyards and how the digital thread for defense is helping the U.S. military to improve readiness, reduce costs, and deliver new capabilities at scale.

NDUF’s National Security Briefings are focused on convening senior private industry experts, military, and public sector officials on issues vital to national security – especially in the areas of technological transformation and innovation for Defense, Joint Force, Whole-of-Government, and Whole-of-Nation imperatives.

View the transcript for the July 8th event [PDF 344KB]