Defense

The Army is hunting for more soldier-connected tech

A recent solicitation calls for soldier-centered networking and information technology that will link existing and prototype technologies together.

Defense

The Pentagon’s plan to speed up software buying for weapons systems

The DOD’s dedicated software acquisition pathway is nearly two years old, and is already being used by a few dozen programs.

Defense

Coast Guard wants better internet on its ships, and more recruits

Commandant Fagan ties increased connectivity to operational needs and improving Coasties’ quality of life.

Cybersecurity

Faster attacks have Cyber Command looking to add all-too-scarce experts

“I think the only way that I'm going to be able to do that in the near term is to grow the workforce myself,” command official says.

Defense

A Navy cyber effort is fixing thousands of holes—and building tech talent

A 10th Fleet operation gives tech-curious reservists some training and a real-world mission.

Defense

Hypersonic missile-tracking satellites greenlit for development

The Space Development Agency awarded L3Harris and Northrop Grumman $1.3 billion in contracts to deliver prototypes that track quick-maneuvering hypersonic missiles in flight.

Defense

The Biden administration wants to standardize how the U.S. conducts cyber operations

The White House is reviewing a Trump administration policy that made it easier for U.S. Cyber Command to conduct offensive cyber operations.

Defense

Army’s new plan to ‘transform’ soldier healthcare with tech

Service leaders will boost research into synthetic blood, quantum computing, and more.

Cybersecurity

Vendors prep for new cyber rules of the road

Federal policy is shifting to impose tighter cybersecurity requirements on government contractors and Congress appears poised to impose new standards throughout the private sector.

Defense

Pentagon's classification system lacks consistency, IG finds

The inspector general wrote that inaccurate or incomplete security classification guides “increase the risk” of over- or under-classification due to incorrect interpretation or application.

Defense

Marine Corps shares new information warfare doctrine

The Corps wants commanders to start thinking about the role of information in waging war.

Defense

Air Force looks to HBCUs to lead its first university applied research center

The tactical autonomy-focused center will focus on key areas including human-machine teaming, trust and collaboration between platforms.

Defense

New USAF space buyer eyes fixed-price contracts

Frank Calvelli, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, said "fixed-price contracting is not a bad approach for space things" and could help keep acquisitions on time.

Defense

The Pentagon's plan for 'responsible AI'

A 47-page document released this week outlines the Pentagon's plan to incorporate its two-year old ethical AI principles throughout a system's design, development and use.

Defense

Spotlight on innovation in the 2023 defense policy bill

The Defense Innovation Unit stands to get $81 million, double its requested budget, for fiscal 2023, under the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Defense

IARPA researchers want immersive, 3D imagery for training and simulation

The project seeks software and applications to enhance the intelligence community’s surveillance images.

Defense

The Pentagon should keep better tabs on IT cybersecurity, supply chain risks, GAO says

The findings come as the Defense Department continues to increase its investment in information technology and cybersecurity year over year—a trend that could likely mean more scrutiny.

Defense

Defense topline funding could see a bump, panel chairman says

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told reporters he was confident that defense budget limits could be increased beyond the White House's request.

Defense

Lack of Space National Guard could hurt training, recruiting

National Guard directors are worried about losing key talent for space capabilities without the creation of a specified guard and reserve component.

Defense

Lawmakers want to know how much bad software costs DOD

When the House Armed Services Committee begins its markup process of the annual defense authorization bill on June 8, look out for a provision asking the Pentagon to account for wasted money and lost productivity caused by poorly performing software.

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