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Cybersecurity and Defense Technology

March 31, 2021

After awarding a single integration contract last week to Lockheed Martin for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program, the Air Force confirmed to Inside Defense it is still considering awarding a second contract "in the coming months."

March 31, 2021

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is finalizing a new acquisition vehicle that would allow the Defense Department to place orders from technology companies to curate data sets for military AI applications.

March 26, 2021

The Air Force today awarded Lockheed Martin an $8.5 million integration contract for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program, which includes options to produce up to 35 radar systems.

March 26, 2021

Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan warns inadequate funding from Congress and the Defense Department is obstructing the rollout of software development enterprise services across the military that could save the government billions of dollars down the road.

March 26, 2021

The Defense Department expects to release its first contract solicitations containing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements in the April-May timeframe, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman. The solicitations will focus on requests for proposals in development from the Army and the Air Force.

March 25, 2021

The U.S. government is still struggling to understand the full scope of the SolarWinds hack as well as a more recent compromise of Microsoft's email servers, as the head of U.S. Cyber Command said the government struggles to track foreign adversaries who launch attacks using U.S. infrastructure.

March 24, 2021

A new Army paper released Tuesday outlines how the service plans to transform over the next several years to meet future challenges and operationalize its multidomain task force to dominate adversaries.

March 24, 2021

Results from agency-led reports on semiconductor and high-capacity battery supply chains will help the Biden administration identify immediate priorities around reshoring manufacturing capacity and a risk management approach in collaboration with the private sector, according to a senior intelligence official.

March 23, 2021

The Pentagon's joint development environment for artificial intelligence applications is up and running, according to the leader of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, who says the platform will be key to sharing data and connecting systems across the military services.

March 23, 2021

To successfully compete in distributed maritime operations, particularly with China, the Navy and the other military services are in the process of establishing digital readiness performance goals, a top service official said earlier today.

March 18, 2021

The Army for the first time combined this year's Cyber Quest, a lab-based demonstration of new technologies focused at the brigade combat team level and below, with the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment at Ft. Benning, GA, service officials told reporters earlier this week.

March 18, 2021

CMMC Accreditation Body chair Karlton Johnson says his organization is prepared to meet the demand for assessments from contractors once the first certified, third-party assessment organizations are approved by the Defense Contract Management Agency.

March 17, 2021

Missile Defense Agency plans to deliver the Long Range Discrimination Radar for operations is delayed again with a new setback pushing the key milestone from June to September, according to U.S. government officials.

March 17, 2021

Congress' decision to significantly reduce the Air Force's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal for the Advanced Battle Management System forced the service to limit the scope of the latest test event in Europe and cancel a major upcoming demonstration with Australia.

March 15, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission this week will vote on an order outlining how a key slice of spectrum currently set aside for military use will be opened to commercial, fifth-generation wireless networks.

March 15, 2021

Tabletop exercises conducted by the National Defense Industrial Association in coordination with Pentagon cyber certification leaders found areas of improvement are needed to clarify CMMC requirements for industry around operational technology and the marking of controlled unclassified information.

March 11, 2021

The Defense Department chief information officer is exploring if changes need to be made to the Pentagon's acquisition rules to take into consideration recent National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance for advanced persistent threats and the protection of high-level assets.

March 11, 2021

The Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid Band program, the service's maritime airborne electronic attack modernization effort, has delayed its milestone C decision, which would allow the program to move into its production and development phase.

March 10, 2021

A small team at Robins Air Force Base, GA, is working behind the scenes of the military's joint all-domain operations planning and experimentation to come up with new tactics, techniques and procedures that could drastically change the service's approach to battle management.

March 10, 2021

The Defense Department is working on a new rule to establish a cyber regime focused on advanced persistent threats that is expected to add new regulations around levels four and five of the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

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