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Cybersecurity and Defense Technology

October 1, 2018

The Pentagon will establish outposts at select universities around the country under its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the Defense Department's chief information officer said today.

September 29, 2018

Despite reaching full operational capability last year, the Army's Cyber Mission Force lacks some training from the National Security Agency, but the service's top cyber official says the gap is not as problematic as it may seem.

September 29, 2018

Policy initiatives unfolding at the departments of Homeland Security and Defense are aiming for breakthroughs on addressing longstanding cyber supply-chain concerns, which could force major changes in how the government makes purchasing decisions, its interactions with industry in setting those requirements and the role of the Pentagon in protecting domestic digital assets -- including privately owned networks.

September 28, 2018

Defense Department organizations concerned with the state of their contractors' cybersecurity are assessing whether companies are meeting requirements for securing sensitive information on their networks.

September 28, 2018

The Army's 2018 Cyber Blitz experiment is helping commanders figure out how to use the digital domain in the heat of battle as well as update Army doctrine, this time using a live enemy cyber force, a first for the program.

September 27, 2018

Congress plans to appropriate $100 million toward the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node program, settling a minor disagreement over how much to offer as part of a fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending package.

September 27, 2018

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would establish a federal acquisition council to address supply-chain cybersecurity risks, in a move intended to "bridge the information gap" in purchasing decisions by civilian agencies and the Pentagon.

September 27, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force is taking its time to flesh out a multidomain command-and-control framework that spans data standards and emerging technologies before the service broaches the topic of procurement with industry.

September 26, 2018

The Navy has tapped Raytheon to mature technology and reduce technical risk on the next-generation Miniature Air Launched Decoy -- leveraging a decade of investment by the Air Force on the expendable system used to trick enemy air defense systems -- to give the Navy's fleet of F/A-18s a networked stand-in electronic warfare capability to suppress enemy sensors.

September 26, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA -- The Navy will stand up a specialized acquisition team within its Digital Warfare Office to help that office operate at the "speed of software," according to the service's acquisition executive.

September 20, 2018

National security adviser John Bolton today announced what he called the first updated national cybersecurity strategy in 15 years, with a strong emphasis on deterrence, interagency coordination and protecting critical infrastructure.

September 20, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- About a year after the Air Force wound down its Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team study of multidomain command and control, the head of that deep dive said the service is trying to launch an experimentation effort to dig further into broad issues like data security and cloud infrastructure.

September 20, 2018

The Navy is taking steps to change its technological infrastructure to facilitate moving data between ashore and afloat more quickly and reliably, according to an admiral overseeing cybersecurity.

September 18, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Pursuing an Advanced Battle Management System will require an entirely new approach to acquisition with an "architect" who can see the big picture and trade requirements within the system of systems, according to the Air Force's acquisition chief.

September 18, 2018

The Defense Department will "defend forward" in daily competition with Russia and China in cyberspace, according to a new cyber strategy that defines a more prominent role for the U.S. military in protecting critical infrastructure and the defense industrial base.

September 17, 2018

The Defense Intelligence Agency wants to upgrade its legacy database with a machine-assisted, cloud-based system and seeks to hit initial operational capability within the next three years, preferably two, according to DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley.

September 16, 2018

DAYTON, OH – Rapid-acquisition authorities could bring down the cost of next-generation sensor development, particularly for geospatial and signals intelligence, according to the Air Force's program executive officer for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and special-operations assets.

September 15, 2018

The Air Force formally announced today it has awarded GPS III incumbent Lockheed Martin a sole-source contract worth up to $7.2 billion to develop 22 follow-on satellites.

September 14, 2018

House and Senate lawmakers, acquiescing to the Air Force's request to end the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, are now turning to address maintenance issues with the legacy fleet.

September 14, 2018

The defense spending bill agreed to by conference negotiators limits how the Pentagon can spend its funding for cloud efforts, including the high-profile Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure initiative. 

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