Michael Kanaan

Profile

Michael Kanaan directs all AI and machine learning activities on behalf of the Deputy Director of Air Force Intelligence, who oversees a staff of 30,000 with an annual budget of $55 billion. Following his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy he was the Officer in Charge of a $75 million hyperspectral mission at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, and then the Assistant Director of Operations for the 417-member Geospatial Intelligence Squadron. Just prior to his current role, Kanaan was the National Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise Lead for an 1,800-member enterprise responsible for data discovery, intelligence analysis, and targeting development against ISIS.