Connected Warrior

Marine Corps shares new information warfare doctrine

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

Emerging Tech

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.

Sponsor Content

Enhancing Soldier Systems

Equipping soldiers with innovative technologies for the future fight.

Policy

Top military 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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

DARPA report finds vulnerabilities in blockchain tech, non-secure crypto transactions

A holistic research paper documents the security concerns within decentralized ledger technologies, prompting concerns over the security of cryptocurrency transactions.

Emerging Tech

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

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

IT Infrastructure

General Dynamics' $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT protest denied

Barring more action, this lets Leidos proceed on its work for the 10-year Defense Enclave Services award and consolidate IT systems for 22 DOD agencies.

IT Infrastructure

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.

Sponsor Content

DoD Financial Management Modernization

A step-by-step guide to digital transformation to help modernize financial management systems and processes for Defense agencies.

Congress

Senate panel approves $45B boost to 2023 defense topline

The House draft followed Biden’s budget, but lawmakers are expected to debate the funding number next week.

Unmanned Systems

New bill sets federal penalties for drone misuse

The Drone Act of 2022 would set new federal penalties for drone operators who weaponize drones, disrupt emergency operations or use the technology to deliver contraband into prisons.

Cyber

Former DOD cyber official loses bid for Congress despite Trump’s backing

Katie Arrington, who led a Defense Department push to bring 300,000 contractors into compliance with cyber hygiene policies, lost her race to oust a Republican incumbent in a South Carolina congressional primary.

Congress

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.

Connected Warrior

Understanding DOD’s ‘data decrees’: How the network can support a data-centric organization

By creating trust workflows at the tactical edge, ensuring infrastructure can support data sharing at scale and accelerating the velocity of data analytics, DOD can ensure information is in the hands of military strategists and warfighters in real time.

Policy

NASA wants to expand data sharing with Space Force and commercial partners

The space agency's chief data officer explained the importance of making information exchanges a more consistent part of NASA culture.

Policy

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.

IT Infrastructure

National Cyber Director: Mandates coming to secure commercial information technology

An event hosted by the leading trade association for major tech vendors highlighted what has so far been an impasse between government and industry on cybersecurity policy.

Policy

More reality checks could help keep DOD programs on time and budget, GAO Says

The Pentagon has long espoused “knowledge-based acquisition,” but doesn’t insist on it.

Congress

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.