Mission Essential Conversations – Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Herndon, Virginia, May 21, 2021 – The most recent Mission Essential Conversation premiered this week on the Mission Essential YouTube Page. The conversation focused on the rapidly growing field of A.I. and, more specifically, its future role in national security. Tom Middleton, President of Mission Essential Intelligence Solutions, sat down with Dr. Kelly Toppin, a Senior Data Scientist on the Mission Essential team to go in-depth about the development and current state of A.I.

“A.I. will transform all aspects of military affairs,” Dr. Toppin says. “A.I. applications will help militaries prepare, sense and understand, decide, and execute faster and more efficiently.”

This interview is a part of a larger webinar series, Mission Essential Conversations: A SITREP to trending matters of language and intel affairs.


The Mission Essential Group, founded by U.S. Army SOF veteran and current Chairman Gregory K. Miller, is an agile, trusted partner to the Defense and Intelligence communities, friendly foreign governments, and select private sector segments. The company is a leading provider of intelligence analysis and operations support, ISR solutions/technology, Cyberspace/Security superiority, Human Capital Management, and language and cultural advisory services. Mission Essential executes prime contracts with numerous Intelligence Community members, as well as with the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force; U.S. Central, European, and Africa Commands; and the State Department. With home offices in Columbus Ohio and Herndon Virginia, The Mission Essential Group’s global footprint encompasses over 45 countries and 17 domestic U.S. locations.