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C4ISR Watch

November 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's recent award to Northrop Grumman is the "first of several" planned contracts to build out the "Unified Platform" for military cyber operations, a capability critical to eventually separating U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency.

November 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy for the first time will have options to utilize other transaction agreements as a way to influence the technology demonstrated at its annual Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, according to a service official.

November 09, 2018 | Daily News

Four months after the Air Force's new Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Flight Plan charted a fresh path for data-collection practices, the service now says it will hold "TechFests" where vendors can demonstrate innovative software.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

Funding delays dating back to the start of fiscal year 2018 have slowed the time line for a key Air Force assessment of cyber vulnerabilities in its major weapon systems from 2018 to 2020, a service spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense this week.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon recertified the funding baseline for its GPS ground segment modernization effort this summer, estimating the program will cost $8.4 billion.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's newly announced radar "sense-off" in New Mexico will be open to all interested vendors, marking a significant change of plans that effectively opens up a second competitive track in tandem with the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program of record while jettisoning the requirement for 360-degree detection, according to service officials.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Defense Department has launched initiatives for mitigating cybersecurity risks in two key areas -- supply-chain vulnerabilities and consolidating cloud services -- viewed as crucial to the military's mission, according to DOD Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity Donald Heckman.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants to automate more processes used to protect Defense Department networks from cyberattacks and use data analytics to study intrusions and develop algorithms to identify potential threats.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general's office has examined the adequacy of sharing cyber-threat indicators under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, among other measures required by the law, in a new report slated for release next month.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

LINTHICUM, MD -- The Defense Information Systems Agency will begin reviewing how well contractors protect government data, with consequences for companies who don't implement adequate cybersecurity, DISA's top official told industry this week.

November 05, 2018 | Daily News

Six months after the Air Force's cyber mission forces declared full operational capability, one official said the service faces significant challenges as it looks to institutionalize and sustain its cyber operators.

November 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department will pursue a computing environment featuring different types of clouds and multiple vendors, but the chief information officer's role as a central governing authority will be key to reaching an "optimized" environment, according to an overview of the Pentagon's cloud strategy.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command's most recent Schriever Wargame reinforced the need to better integrate coalition partners into space operations.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is praising the Trump administration for its recently unveiled cybersecurity strategy -- which in part unleashes the military to pursue foreign hackers -- while asserting that the president's divisive politics both domestically and abroad are ceding U.S. leadership on development of the next generation of information technologies and on the global data security and management standards underlying a digital economy.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Ft. Bliss, TX -- The Army's final large-scale soldier test of communication systems known as the Network Integration Evaluation will influence procurement and fielding decisions for two new tactical capabilities, the Command Post Computing Environment and the Mounted Computing Environment.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is about 80 percent finished with its effort to assemble a cyber integrated planning element out of U.S. Special Operations Command, according to a top official.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

The National Security Agency's top lawyer is warning that the proliferation of international regulations for data privacy and security could relegate the United States to a follower, rather than a leader, on global standards for the digital economy.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

A recently completed review identified numerous gaps in the military's cyber posture and is now driving the Pentagon toward new investments in cybersecurity, including those featuring artificial intelligence and machine learning.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is urgently seeking contractors that can train F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots to avoid "dense advanced surface-to-air missile threats," in response to last month's directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that four fighter jet fleets need to be 80 percent mission-capable by the end of fiscal year 2019.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is urgently seeking contractors that can train F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots to avoid "dense advanced surface-to-air missile threats," in response to last month's directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that four fighter jet fleets need to be 80 percent mission-capable by the end of fiscal year 2019.

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