Trump Signed NDAA. Here’s What It Means.

The Modernizing Government Technology Act—and several other tech amendments—could have an immediate impact on the government’s tech landscape.

Company That Used Russian Coders for Pentagon Project Strikes Deal

The subcontractor that hired the coders signed a non-prosecution deal to end a criminal investigation.

Drones On Leashes, Kamikaze Drones, Information Bombs Top Pentagon’s Counterterrorism Wishlist

Expect to see these technologies in a grey-zone battlefield in the not-too-distant future.

Defense Department Appoints Acting CIO

The department taps its chief cybersecurity officer to lead the CIO shop.

Policy Opens the Door for Smartphone Use in Classified Settings

Mobile devices will still be banned from facilities where highly classified information is shared.

GAO Asks: Exactly How Does CYBERCOM Help After Cyberattacks?

The Pentagon failed to describe how it’s training to support civil authorities when a major cyber strike comes, the watchdog agency said.

More Than 200 US Diplomats, Civil Servants and Servicewomen Say They’ve Been Harassed at Work

An open letter titled #metoonatsec accuses their industry of systemic discrimination and harassment.

Russia Will Build Its Own Internet Directory, Citing US Information Warfare

Moscow’s independent DNS may help it ward off cyber attacks — or mount its own.

A Breakthrough in Soft Robot Muscles, Funded by the Military

Future military robots may come in softer, more cuddly, and stranger forms.

Russia to the United Nations: Don’t Try to Stop Us From Building Killer Robots

UN efforts to limit or regulate military AI may be failing before they even begin.

Russia Used Social Media to Weaponize American Free Will. Here’s What to Do About It.

The tech, policy and national security communities need to come together to stop disinformation campaigns.

What Artificial Intelligence in Hands of Adversaries Means for Cyber Defense  

Governments and businesses need to prepare for the cyberattacks AI can make more effective.

The Government Wants A Handheld Synthetic Drug Detector

NIST and DARPA are looking for pre-market products that can identify synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

The company is able to host government data in the cloud at unclassified, sensitive, secret and top secret classification levels.

IT Modernization Bill Heads to President

Congress passes the Modernizing Government Technology Act as part of the defense authorization bill.

Bid Protests Decline in 2017

Contractors filed fewer contract protests for the first time since 2013.

Congress May Be Making the Pentagon Amazon's Next Big Customer

Though lawmakers revised the so-called "Amazon amendment," only a small number of companies could provide the government with an e-commerce site.