Defense

Defense Policy Bill Establishes a Defense Civilian Training Corps

The corps will address “critical skills gaps” in the department’s workforce.

Defense Digital Service Seeks Platform that Could Automate Hiring Process

Officials are looking for technical solutions that boost automation and reduce unconscious bias.

Microsoft and Pentagon to Kick Off JEDI Cloud Prep 

Microsoft and Defense Department officials will meet for three days to discuss the cloud project despite Amazon lawsuit.

Amazon Claims Pentagon Got Almost Everything Wrong in JEDI Evaluation

The company alleges the president’s public beef with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos influenced “substantial and pervasive errors” in the Defense Department’s technical evaluation of bids.

Amazon’s Bezos Hits Silicon Valley For Not Working With Pentagon

His comments come as his company fights to wrest DOD’s giant cloud contract from Microsoft.

Amazon Web Services Chief Says Pentagon Got it Wrong with JEDI Award

The head of Amazon Web Services isn’t pulling punches at the company’s global summit in Las Vegas.

Pentagon Unveils Which Bases Will House Large-Scale 5G Experiments

The first projects will focus on asset management and sharing across the spectrum.

Russian Trolls Are Hammering Away at NATO’s Presence in Lithuania

A broad disinformation campaign of fake news and other tricks aims to turn the Baltic nation’s public against the alliance.

Small Contractors Struggle to Meet Cybersecurity Standards, Pentagon Finds

Even large companies aren’t doing as well as they think they are, the assistant acquisition chief said.

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DARPA Wants Smart Suits to Protect Against Biological Attacks

A new program aims to usher in a modern military ensemble that can provide 100% survival against lethal exposure from multiple chemical and biological agents.

The Pentagon's AI Center Needs a Cloud Integrator

Selected vendors would help the Joint AI Center deploy its main development platform in the cloud.

Amazon’s JEDI Protest Centers on President Trump

President Trump's public remarks are part of Amazon's legal protest of the Pentagon's JEDI decision.

Pentagon Nearly Doubles Use of Other Transaction Authority Purchases

The Defense Department is embracing the alternative procurement method but could use more oversight of the deals, a Government Accountability Office audit found.

Army Hires AI Firm to Predict When Aircraft, Vehicles & Weapons Will Break

Following the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, the service hopes a small company can organize the data from decades-old maintenance logs.

What Does the US Military Need For A War In Space? It’s Hard to Say

The plans for war above the atmosphere remain so tightly classified that industry can’t start building the things that will be needed.

Defense Department Fails Its Second Audit, Yet Is Making Progress

This was only the second audit completed for the Pentagon since a 1990 law required them.