Artificial Intelligence

DOD experimenting with generative AI, even as ‘potential downsides’ give officials pause

The deputy chief of the agency’s AI office said the department is working with industry to address concerns about the emerging tech.

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Space Force will look at how to hack targets from space

“We're laying the groundwork for starting to figure that,” said the leader of Space Operations Command.

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DOD aims to leverage AI and automation in records management

The Defense Department wants to harness the powers of emerging technology to reduce user burden and enhance enterprisewide records management processes, according to a plan the agency released this week.

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Pentagon outlines upcoming contractor cybersecurity plan

Expect the congressionally mandated strategy by year’s end, DOD CISO says.

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The future of zero trust is about more than thwarting hackers, officials say

Defense Department officials noted that while progress has been made on deploying zero trust architecture on their networks, its capabilities don't stop with identity management.

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FCW Insider Chat: Defense Tech

Fed100 winners Caroline Bean of DISA’s Joint Enterprise Services Directorate and Air Force Chief Experience Officer Colt Whittall join the podcast to talk about their work. 

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DOD plans free software tools to support cyber compliance by small biz

The Department of Defense wants to bolster the number of small contractors it does business with, so it's planning to debut a series of free software tools to make it easier to work with industry.

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Pentagon CIO warns against pause in AI development

John Sherman warned that a pause in U.S. development of AI tools and research could potentially give overseas adversaries an upper hand.

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DOD CIO touts a ‘pipeline’ of JWCC task orders and future zero trust options 

Pentagon CIO John Sherman said the new Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract will be part of a “choose your own adventure” strategy for zero trust adoption in the Defense Department. 

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Pentagon network chiefs are putting automation to work

Tireless cyber tools can patrol parts of DOD’s networks, tools, and applications where hackers like to hide.

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DISA seeks toolkit to implement a key piece of its zero trust framework

The Defense Department's information technology agency is asking for info on software products for a potential contract to support its Comply-to-Connect Program.

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Army looks to bring $22B headset program into production in 2025

After years of delays and program adjustments, the Army has a new time frame for rolling out its augmented reality headset to troops.

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AFRL wants white papers for $500M quantum information science solicitation

The Air Force’s scientific research component issued a broad agency announcement calling for the research, design and development of quantum technology.

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DOD components on the clock to certify compliance with classified access rules in the wake of Discord leaks

Defense agencies have until May 2 to ensure IT systems are in compliance with a Defense Department memo outlining procedures for safeguarding classified materials.

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Space Force should look to the private sector to fill data gaps, watchdog says

The Space Force currently has blindspots in its understanding of objects in space that can potentially be resolved with the help of a growing commercial sector, a new report says.

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Pentagon lags on software buying reforms, GAO says

A GAO report has found that DOD has yet to implement several recommendations from advisory boards towards achieving its modernization goals.

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DOD wants innovation to counter drone swarms

The Defense Department is planning a July outreach event to find new solutions from industry that can counter AI-enabled drone swarms over land, sea and air.

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Space Force is building a virtual training ground for space conflict

In an interview, chief of space operations notes China’s efforts to jam and intercept orbiting satellites.

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Soldiers can now steer robot dogs with brain signals

A small sensor tucked neatly behind the ear allowed soldiers to mentally guide robotic quadrupeds.

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DISA wants a new platform to oversee diverse cloud networks

The agency is looking to quickly prototype an on-premise infrastructure to help manage a range of disparate compute environments amid the stand-up of the JWCC cloud contract.