The military will begin testing a software program for children that aims to help them learn better and be more productive, a senior official said Thursday.
The test program, which will be in place for the next two years, is being run by the Air Force Office of Science and Technology, according to a statement from Air Force Gen. Michael V. Donley.
The testing will involve the development of a software development kit for the AirForce’s Unified Command Systems, or UCS.
Donly is the director of the Air National Guard.
The kit will include a curriculum for the development and testing of software, the statement said.
The U. S. Air Force is looking to expand its technology capabilities, especially as it works to build an advanced cyber-defence platform.
The Air Force and its partners have a long history of developing cyber-capabilities for military and civilian purposes.
The technology is used in both national security and industrial environments.
The program is being led by the Army Cyber Command, which also includes the U.N. Cyber Command.
It is a joint effort with the U., NATO, and the European Union.
Donleys statement did not say how much the program will cost.
The development of the kit is not expected to take more than a year, the Air Guard said.
It was not immediately clear whether the Airforce will begin the testing in the next year or two.
Donoy was responding to questions about whether the program would be open to children who have learning disabilities, or what type of software it would include.
The U.K. government is working on a similar initiative for children.
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