• IT Infrastructure
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    DISA touts SETI for small business contracts

    The Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation contract vehicle is part of DISA's effort to consolidate its IT services and has a $7.5 billion ceiling with separate tracks for large and small businesses. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • AI & Analytics
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    Pentagon releases long-awaited data strategy

    The Defense Department's new data strategy takes on ethics, governance and data standards. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • Personnel
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    IC needs workforce reform, Congress says

    A new congressional report wants the intelligence community to reform its personnel practices as well as take a few cues from the Defense Department to speed innovation. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • Connected Warrior
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    DOD revs up 5G testbeds with $600 million investment

    The Defense Department is investing $600 million for at-scale 5G testing of augmented/virtual reality for mission planning and training, smart warehouses and technologies to enhance distributed command and control. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • AI & Analytics
    U-2 Dragon Lady (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

    Famed spy plane gets AI upgrade with Kubernetes

    The Air Force has equipped a legacy U-2 surveillance aircraft with machine learning thanks to Kubernetes, an open-source container-orchestration system that automates the application deployment, scaling and management. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • AI & Analytics
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    DOD pushing RPA to the next level

    The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is working to develop machine learning models that can go beyond the capabilities of robotic process automation and make decisions about financial transactions. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • Cyber
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    DHS confident on election cybersecurity

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's efforts to help state and local governments secure their election critical infrastructure are in an intense home stretch for 2020, according to the agency's top risk manager. 10/13/2020 Read More

  • Cyber
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    Space Force and cyber

    Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center under the U.S. Space Force, said cybersecurity was increasingly integral to space missions and changes had to be made to infrastructure contracts. 10/07/2020 Read More

  • Congress
    Ellen Lord speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va. March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

    Senators warm to idea of more pandemic funds, flexibility for DOD

    The Defense Department's chief buying executive addressed accusations of money mismanagement while arguing for more COVID relief during an Oct. 1 Senate hearing. 10/07/2020 Read More

  • Leadership
    Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley salute as Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm. Charles Ray visits in Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 18, 2015. Ray was given a tour and time to recognize a few shipmates before touring other units in Kodiak. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould)

    Coast Guard's vice commandant tests positive for COVID-19

    The vice commandant for the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Charles Ray, has tested positive for COVID-19, setting off a wave of self-quarantine procedures for many senior defense officials. 10/07/2020 Read More

  • People

    NDIA appoints Punaro board chair

    The National Defense Industrial Association, one of three main trade groups representing government contractors, has appointed a familiar face to chair its board of directors. 10/07/2020 Read More