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Inflation, workforce issues challenge defense contractors amid security pivot

The defense industrial base is facing workforce and inflationary headwinds just as the U.S. is refocusing its strategic lens on competition with China and Russia.

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Army wants ideas from industry on autonomous, anti-drone capabilities

Army Futures Command called on industry for white papers outlining potential technology capabilities it will look to deploy as part of its modernization strategy.

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Tougher cybersecurity rules may be more than a year away—but don’t wait to get ready

Contractors should prepare for independent checks on their data systems, and maybe for more reporting requirements as well.

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DOD's open cyber recommendations date back to 2012

The Defense Department's Office of Inspector General points out longstanding unmet requests in a report rounding up recent cybersecurity oversight.

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To protect satellites, secure your networks, chief of space ops says

Cyber attacks can undermine space-based capabilities, Gen. Chance Saltzman said.

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GAO: DOD needs better guidance, resources for contested information environment training

The government watchdog said that while defense officials have emphasized decision-based training for combatting disinformation, its guidance isn't clear about how military leaders are supposed to approach the curriculum.

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The Pentagon’s innovation shop wants more influence in 2023

The agency wants to be part of program executives’ acquisition strategies and to spread more commercial-based tech across the department.

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Defense industry decries possible GOP-led spending cuts

Trade group letter begs lawmakers to avoid another sequestration deal.

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Hackers to get a crack at systems running the Pentagon in new bug bounty

Hack the Pentagon 3.0 will focus on the operational technologies within Defense Department headquarters.

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Army CIO Raj Iyer to step down

The former industry executive had served as the Army's top information technology officer for more than two years, but will depart the service "over the next several weeks."

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DISA wants cloud platform to modernize its global service desk

DISA's help desk provides the Defense Department with a single point of entry for IT service support.

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Navy awards AWS cloud contract worth nearly $724 million

The five-year contract gives the military branch access to the cloud giant’s full suite of commercial cloud services, trainings and certification programs. 

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A wireless intelligence community ‘on the horizon,' official says

Getting there is a matter of appropriately protecting data and tweaking policies to allow for wireless secret- and top-secret networks.

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Let’s make it easier to share top-secret data with allies, intel leader says

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO wants to expand collaborative workspaces—and resist the urge to mark everything NOFORN.

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DOD's new data king is skeptical of AI ‘pixie dust’

A more unified approach to data collection will enable bottom-up tools and capabilities

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Pentagon: $9B cloud contract gives U.S. a ‘leg up’ on China, adversaries

Defense officials explained the importance the department is placing on the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract.

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Expect AR/VR on the battlefield, Air Force CIO says

Augmented- and virtual-reality gear will become more than just a training tool, Knausenberger says.

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DOD creates office to enhance investments in tech vital to national security

The Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Capital will work with private capital providers to “shape and scale investment in critical technologies.”