The US government is testing a new kind of information delivery tool to help the US military and its allies better understand the impact of new threats like climate change.
The new tool, known as Informal Feedback Delivery (IFD), uses text and voice calls to deliver information to the military and allies, a strategy that could help them plan for and respond to threats such as climate change and other natural disasters.
The military could use IFD to make the military’s actions more effective and efficient, potentially saving millions of lives and providing them with more information about how to better protect themselves, the military said in a statement.
The Pentagon has already used IFD for other purposes, such as helping the military plan for a crisis and helping to inform commanders about potential threats to US troops.
The program is now being tested for use by the military in Afghanistan and in the Pacific.
In addition to providing more information on a topic, IFD could help the military develop new tactics, such in the case of climate change, the US defense official said.
The goal is to have the military respond to an immediate threat, rather than an ongoing one, and to build better situational awareness for its troops, the official said in the statement.
This could be especially important in the aftermath of natural disasters, the defense official added.
“In a climate change scenario, the more information we can gather and the more data we have, the better we can anticipate and respond and plan for our contingencies,” the official added, referring to the possibility of a future natural disaster.