From Cyber to Kinetic, The Future of War and Defense Has Arrived

November 2, 2021 | 10:00 am PDT

C3 AI talks to retired Lieutenant General Edward Cardon, who served as the Director of the United States Army Office of Business Transformation. In this role, he helped to establish the Army Futures Command, which was the most significant Army command restructuring in more than 45 years. Prior to that, General Cardon headed the Army Cyber Command from 2013 to 2016. He is currently a counselor to The Cohen Group, a global strategic consulting firm, and Chairman of C3 AI Federal Systems.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • What the U.S. Cyber Command does, and what it accomplished under General Cardon’s leadership.
  • General Cardon’s views on the most relevant threats – ransomware, state-sponsored hackers, or military attacks against our carriers, submarines, and satellites.
  • His views on the doctrine of mutually assured destruction.
  • The advances in weaponry that are most concerning, from hypersonic missiles to autonomous drones.
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About the speaker

Edward Cardon

Lieutenant General (Retired)

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ed Cardon’s service to the United States of America spans over 36 years including work in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, and the Republic of Korea. General Cardon has extensive experience establishing, leading, and transforming 14 very different organizations with diverse mission sets such as operations, education, cyber, and innovation. He both transformed and scaled Army Cyber Command into a world-class cyber force, while simultaneously standing up new cyber organizations to meet the demands of this contested domain including US CYBERCOM’s Task Force ARES, the offensive cyber task force against ISIS. His last assignment was as the Director of the United States Army Office of Business Transformation, and he led the task force that helped create Army Futures Command, which is responsible for modernizing the Army.

General Cardon is currently a Senior Counselor with The Cohen Group, a Professor of Practice for the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), a founding partner of Touchstone Futures, and Chairman of C3 AI Federal Systems. He continues to focus on helping individuals and teams solve hard problems.

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