An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Press Release | Dec. 5, 2022

U.S. Central Command Holds a Press Briefing on Innovation


Dec. 5, 2022

Release Number 20221205-04


TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command’s Chief Technology Officer Schuyler Moore will hold a press briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room at 1:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 7 about CENTCOM’s employment of artificial intelligence and unmanned systems to supplement force posture in the Middle East. “CENTCOM’s focus on innovation takes on a sense of urgency given the reduced force posture in the region,” said Col. Joe Buccino, CENTCOM spokesman.

Moore leads the effort to build a culture of innovation across CENTCOM, finding solutions to problems in unlikely places and bringing soldier innovation to bear against regional threats. CENTCOM is poised to accelerate capability through experimentation and innovation, harnessing AI to sort through enormous amounts of data from operational sensors to improve threat monitoring.

She will be accompanied by U.S. Army Sgt. Mickey Reeve, the winner of the inaugural Innovation Oasis, a ‘Shark Tank’-like innovation competition hosted by CENTCOM. Reeve developed a counter-Unmanned Aerial System training software that simulates every c-UAS in the U.S. military inventory. This software is currently being expanded into a program of record that will be pressure tested in the unique active environment of the CENTCOM theater.

There will be 54 chairs for reporters in the room. The seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Zoom lines will open approximately 20 minutes in advance. When logging in to Zoom, please log in with your name and media organization.

If you are connecting through Zoom and would like to ask a question, please call in by 1:10 p.m. and let the duty officer know you will have a question. Names will be called only from those on the question list compiled before the start of the briefing.  

For those wishing to join via Zoom, please email the CENTCOM media desk at