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November 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's "defend forward" cyber strategy was the focus of lively discussion by an American Bar Association panel of national security lawyers late last week, who described the more active approach to countering foreign adversaries as a response to a failed U.S. deterrence posture -- which is also forcing a rethinking of key international norms and the relationship between the military and private sector in defending critical national functions.

November 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is finalizing an assessment on how to best integrate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter into the ballistic missile defense system after the aircraft tracked a pair of interceptors during a key test earlier this year, according to a Missile Defense Agency official.

November 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is preparing to review its decades-old policy for paying contractors, including a look at how potential changes might impact the profits of defense companies.

November 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department's acquisition office has released its much-anticipated latest draft of a cybersecurity certification program for contractors, focusing on the most basic security controls while work continues on requirements for securing the most critical data and systems from "advanced persistent threats."

November 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition office is seeking industry input on establishing an accreditation body for third-party auditors as part of a cybersecurity certification program for contractors, expected to be rolled out in some form next year.

November 07, 2019 | Daily News

The National Nuclear Security Administration has already begun rebalancing its internal projects in response to the ongoing continuing resolution that keeps federal funding at fiscal year 2019 levels, according to a senior Energy Department official.

November 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is preparing to kick off a key end-to-end simulation phase for its Blackjack program next spring, aiming to retire risk on the path to demonstrating the utility of a proliferated low-earth orbit satellite constellation equipped with an autonomous data processing capability.

November 07, 2019 | Daily News

Tech giant Huawei is rejecting the U.S. government's claim that the Constitution's Bill of Attainder Clause -- which prohibits legislative action declaring guilt -- does not apply to companies, in urging a federal court to strike down a ban on federal purchases of its products and components as part of the build-out of next-generation 5G networks.

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's policies and processes serve as major impediments in the U.S. military's adoption of artificial intelligence technologies, according to a new report, as another panel takes aim at the Defense Department's acquisition system.

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

The top three defense industry associations are scheduled to meet with a team of Pentagon acquisition officials today amid the finalization of significant changes to procurement policy.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Chinese government is exporting armed drones advertised as being capable of "full autonomy," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today in a speech aimed at drawing distinctions between the United States and China's competing approaches to artificial intelligence.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

Google is committed to working with the Pentagon and is contributing to a number of Defense Department projects in areas like cybersecurity, healthcare and detecting deep-fake images, according to a company executive.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's push to develop a new interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system would require the Missile Defense Agency to swap out existing antennae for new sensors optimized for a notional Next Generation Interceptor at six sites around the world with facilities that play a pivotal role guiding exo-atmospheric kill vehicles through space to intercept enemy warheads.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

Senior Senate Democrats are prodding the Defense Department inspector general to investigate previously held U.S. military aid to Ukraine, suggesting in a new letter that the watchdog office might be reluctant to get involved with a matter at the center of a House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has formally lifted a restraint imposed last year on production of the newest Aegis ballistic missile interceptor following an early 2018 flight test failure, awarding Raytheon a $267 million option to proceed with building 24 Standard Missile-3 Block IIA rounds.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence delivered it initial assessment to Congress today, with the panel warning of "profound ramifications" for how the United States adopts AI and competes with China in the emerging technology field.

November 01, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are launching an investigation into the August decision to terminate the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, directing the Defense Department to provide key documents associated with the ballistic missile defense warhead project as well as outline options for clawing back from contractors some of the $1.2 billion invested in it between 2015 and 2019.

October 31, 2019 | Daily News

The plan for a technologically ambitious Next Generation Interceptor -- a potential decade-long project to develop a new long-range, guided missile to protect the nation against anticipated North Korean and Iranian ballistic missile threats beginning in 2030 -- is fueling a debate about the shape of the program late in the fiscal year 2021 budget endgame.

October 31, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Innovation Board is recommending the Pentagon commit to developing and using artificial intelligence systems in a responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable manner.

October 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is set to this week receive recommendations for principles guiding the U.S. military's development and use of artificial intelligence, the latest step in DOD’s effort to both take advantage of the rapidly advancing technology and keep it within ethical boundaries.

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