Emerging Tech

AT&T, Navy eye 5G to fast-track 'smart warehouse'

Their latest collaborative exercise involved high-definition video surveillance and augmented reality functions underpinned by 5G.

Emerging Tech

Raytheon Technologies to move HQ from Massachusetts to Northern Virginia

The move means the five largest defense contractors will all call the D.C. region home.

Connected Warrior

Space Force preps to take on Army, Navy SATCOM this year, official said

Lt. Gen. William Liquori, the Space Force's deputy chief of space operations, strategy, plans, programs, requirements, and analysis, said there have been discussions to ensure a smooth transition "and ultimately have no impact on the end users."

AI & Analytics

Pentagon calls for new ideas in ‘third wave’ of AI evolution

A new artificial intelligence program attempts to streamline machine learning algorithms to make better warfighting decisions.

Cyber

Solarium successor wants the White House to lead on cyber workforce strategy

One recommendation: establish cyber excepted service authorities, like the Department of Homeland Security's newly launched cyber hiring initiative, government-wide.

Cyber

DOD recommends NIST align frameworks for cybersecurity risk management

An effort to update the framework for securing critical infrastructure from cyberattack is coming face to face with issues that have plagued the Commerce agency from the beginning.

Emerging Tech

CISA, DOD report gaps for agencies assessing 5G security risks

Agency officials identified a lack of guiding standards for determining and mitigating risk from certain implementations of the technology and advised agencies to proceed with caution, employing penetration tests accordingly.

Personnel

Is the security clearance process keeping diverse candidates from fed jobs?

There are very human, and very distinct elements to making the cut as a national security worker.

Policy

How the Pentagon plans to manage inflation costs in contracts

The Defense Department urged contracting officers to "be mindful" of the varying impacts of inflation and "limit the scope" of equity pay adjustment clauses, according to new guidance.

Cyber

CISA wants feedback on upcoming software transparency requirement

The agency has identified four topics—including considerations for cloud and online applications—it wants to hear more about from stakeholders. 

Cyber

Seven years in the making, DHS's new cyber talent system boasts just one hire

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security say that change management efforts will help scale the Cybersecurity Talent Management System

Cloud

Marines task GDIT to bring DEOS collaboration tools to the battlefield

General Dynamics IT will work with the Marine Corps on how to use the cloud-like services when in a disconnected or limited bandwidth environment.

AI & Analytics

How ‘cultural artifacts’ impede DOD's ability to go big on AI

Pushing AI to the battlefield to help commanders make more informed decisions also means confronting the Defense Department’s worst enemy: the budget process.

AI & Analytics

NRO finalizes imagery contract worth 'billions of dollars'

The National Reconnaissance Office is looking to support around 500,000 federal government users with this expanded program.

Cyber

State Secretary makes case for tech-centered strategy to counter China

The secretary delivered a speech outlining the administration’s policy toward Beijing as Congress tries to reconcile legislation that would provide at least $50 billion to increase domestic production of semiconductors.

IT Infrastructure

Coast Guard's small IT programs suffer from inconsistent oversight policy, GAO finds

The Government Accountability Office found inconsistent evaluations of baseline goals, like cost changes, for the Coast Guard's non-major IT acquisition programs which led to inaccurate estimates of cost increases.

IT Infrastructure

DOD to debut virtual desktops for certain highly classified programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.

IT Infrastructure

The Navy has saved $150 million by consolidating IT systems, official says

The Cattle Drive effort, which was announced in 2020, aims to reduce duplicative systems, their data, and save money.

Cyber

DOD isn't meeting some of the cybersecurity standards it set for contractors

A recent Government Accountability Office report highlighted that the Defense Department wasn't meeting all of the requirements it sets for contractors when it comes to protecting sensitive, unclassified information.

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