• IT Infrastructure
    Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

    Making software more than an 'IT thing'

    Software modernization has a branding problem, and it's going to take more than the colloquial culture shift to speed up the Defense Department's adoption of modern tech capabilities, according to Deputy CIO Peter Ranks. 11/18/2020 Read More

  • Oversight
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    DOD fails third audit, but sees progress with cost-savings

    The Defense Department boasts cost savings as it chases a clean audit. But using the $1 billion audit to find savings could be short-sighted. 11/18/2020 Read More

  • AI & Analytics
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    Army to evaluate facial recognition in day care centers

    Through a demonstration of the technology, the Army expects to learn whether facial recognition technologies can improve family quality of life, reduce base costs and enhance mission readiness. 11/18/2020 Read More

  • Cloud
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    GSA explains lowered DEOS price tag

    GSA worked with the Defense Department and vendors to push more efficiencies into the DEOS cloud contract, ultimately resulting in a lowered ceiling, said the contract's manager. 11/18/2020 Read More

  • Cyber
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    House lawmaker stumps for 5-year term for CISA's director

    Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) says House lawmakers will continue to push to enshrine in law 5-year terms for CISA directors, despite resistance in the Senate. 11/18/2020 Read More

  • AI & Analytics
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    Keeping classified geospatial analysis on track during COVID

    To continue developing artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to process geospatial data, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency found innovative ways to fill workflow gaps created by the pandemic. 11/18/2020 Read More

  • COMMENTARY
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    Telework capabilities set stage for truly mobile DOD workforce

    To maintain readiness, the military requires modern communications environments to connect joint and coalition forces, as well as support internal organizations and service providers for effective collaboration. 11/12/2020 Read More

  • Leadership
    DOD CIO Dana Deasy. 2020. Photo credit: Zaid Hamid

    How 2020 became Dana Deasy's year of delivery

    From JEDI controversy to a devastating pandemic, this year has been the Defense Department's best test case for digital modernization. 11/11/2020 Read More

  • AI & Analytics
    daycare center ( PhotoMavenStock/Shutterstock.com)

    Army to evaluate facial recognition in day care centers

    Through a demonstration of the technology, the Army expects to learn whether facial recognition technologies can improve family quality of life, reduce base costs and enhance mission readiness. 11/11/2020 Read More

  • Leadership
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens to a reporter question at an Aug 28, 2019 press conference - photo via video stream

    Esper out at DOD

    President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his secretary of defense, with Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, taking over on an acting basis. 11/11/2020 Read More

  • Leadership
    DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

    DOD's reform efforts may wane without steady leadership

    The Government Accountability Office found that leadership and organizational changes, namely the future of DOD's chief management officer role, could hamper long term reform efforts. 11/11/2020 Read More