Defense

'Limited' progress made on the Pentagon's plan to deliver real-time acquisition data, report says

The Government Accountability Office found that the Defense Department's efforts to move to a new more automated, web-based reporting system have been limited despite plans to adopt a new system by fiscal 2022.

NGA eyes down selection to speed acquisitions

The down selection process can give the government, and vendors, a more detailed preview into the desired solution and what can actually be delivered.

US defense firms could take hit as West sanctions Russia

The country plays a small but important role in both supply chains and sales.

Army's data revamp hinges on APIs

The military branch wants to experiment with application programming interfaces to learn more about their impact on business processes.

DOD's AI portfolio skews toward research, GAO reports

A recent watchdog report tallies nearly 700 projects that are mostly in the R&D phase.

CISA's public-private cyber defense group helped speed Log4j mitigation, experts say

A panel of cybersecurity pros testified that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's collaborative operational body helped speed up response times and provide critical real-time insights on the Log4J software vulnerabilities to a vast range of companies and federal agencies.

Defense Department previews plan for the future technology goals

A fresh memorandum marks a key element informing the Pentagon’s in-development science and technology strategy.

Army Materiel Command looks to advanced manufacturing to improve readiness

Army Materiel Command is planning to implement advanced manufacturing techniques from the depots to the battlespace to help produce parts where needed.

DIU boasts more rapid acquisition agreements but fewer new programs in 2021

The Defense Innovation Unit awarded out 72 new prototype contracts, but transitioned out only eight technologies – a dip compared to 2020.

Air Force secretary talks acquisitions, JADC2

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said he wants to focus on operational payoffs when it comes to the services programs, particularly the Air Force's contribution to Joint All Domain Command and Control called the Advanced Battle Management System.

The Pentagon wants to broaden data partnerships with allies

The Defense Department’s chief data officer, David Spirk, talked about the growing community of data leaders among allies and how the partnerships can pay off.

The Pentagon and UMD to launch intel-focused research center

The Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security will focus on basic and applied research for the security and intelligence communities.

DARPA seeks ‘top chef’ for 3D printed food

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants ideas for turning cellular biomass into safe, visually appealing, edible and palatable food that can support the military and civilians when traditional food is unavailable.

Creating a cyber talent pipeline for DOD contractors

Old Dominion University’s School of Cybersecurity is training cyber experts to be fluent in the Defense Department’s cybersecurity requirements so they can help defense contractors stay secure.

DOD smooths funding path for entrepreneurs

The Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal makes it easier for entrepreneurs to present great ideas to the Defense Department.