Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks Visits U.S. Transportation Command and Purdue University 

Today, Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks visited U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The deputy met with TRANSCOM Commander Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost, Deputy Commander Army Lt. Gen. John Sullivan, and other senior leadership.

During the visit, Deputy Secretary Hicks gained insight into future mobility, lift, and sustainment requirements in contested logistics environments, and received an update on efforts to integrate artificial intelligence and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) into U.S. logistics systems. She also received an update on TRANSCOM progress toward to leveraging tools to better integrate, analyze, and visualize data to improve situational awareness of global mobility operations; and data modernization initiatives.

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