AI for U.S. Department of Defense Leaders

There is a race to bring artificial intelligence technologies into the U.S. Department of Defense. However, in many cases, DoD leaders are being asked to make these decisions without a firm understanding of AI. This course will help you understand AI’s potential and, thus, improve your ability to make key decisions regarding its use.

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About This AI Course

In the DoD, the promise of achieving significant breakthroughs in knowledge, automating routine tasks and enabling higher-level work from your team are clearly important reasons to implement the technology across the mission space. Whether using AI for natural disaster or COVID-19 insights, military platform maintenance or more specialized uses regarding cybersecurity and intelligence, the power of AI is substantial.

As a Department leader, civilian or military, it is important to understand what AI is and, specifically, how the DoD plans to implement the technology across its enterprise—particularly via the DoD AI Strategy and Ethical Principles of AI.

Successful adoption of AI technologies requires education and a clear understanding of your role in making the DoD AI Strategy a reality.

This course helps to understand, leverage and utilize AI capabilities within your mission area.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the intent and key goals of the DoD AI Strategy
  • Determine what AI and machine learning is and isn’t
  • Comprehend the importance of data to DoD AI initiatives
  • Understand the DoD Principles of AI and their importance

Who Should Take This Course

Leaders within DoD agencies—civilian or military—and senior managers at the government contractor organizations that support Department missions.



Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $124.99 (per person)

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Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides .8 CEUs.