Defense

The Pentagon is Standing Up a Nonprofit to Assess Vendor Cybersecurity 

The organization would be responsible for running the department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

New Tech Aims to Tell Pilots When Their Plane Has Been Hacked

Raytheon is pitching a product to detect cyber intrusions into aircraft, drones and even missiles.

GSA to Take Corrective Action on DEOS Cloud Contract

The General Services Administration will rework the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract to address a bid protest.

The Future of the Marines Is Smaller, More Robotic, More Naval

The new Commandant of the Marine Corps lays out a vision for high-tech force that will often operate like special forces.

Agencies Offer Sneak Peeks into Their 5G Plans

From fixing planes before they break to doctors performing surgery in real time from two continents, agency officials are already looking at how faster connections could change their missions.

The Pentagon Has Officially Taken Over the Security Clearance Process

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency is now responsible for conducting 95% of the government’s background investigations.

Air Force Wants Custom-Built Online Game Environment to Test Out New Capabilities

The branch will host a three-phase interactive challenge to identify possible solutions.

Digital Natives Have Military Officials Rethinking Health Care Training

Defense and military officials must revamp instruction to meet today’s needs and the expectations of a next-generation workforce.

GSA Teams With Pentagon AI Shop for Centers of Excellence Program

The partnership will focus on streamlining the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s internal operations and speeding up the contracting process, according to Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan.

Pentagon Looking for AI to Interpret ‘Strategic Activity’ Around the Globe

The commercial tools, requested by the Defense Innovation Unit, would derive insights from global news outlets, social media platforms and other publicly available resources.

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Defense Health Agency Needs Help Consolidating Military’s Health IT Systems

The agency leading the Pentagon’s electronic health records transition is working on a global IT support contract. 

A New Joystick For the Brain-Controlled Vehicles Of the Future

An innovative sensor strip promises a far better way to connect human brains to machines.

US Navy’s Drone Tanker Prototype Takes First Flight

Now service officials hope they can get the MQ-25 operating faster than planned.

The NSA Is Running a Satellite Hacking Experiment

Low Earth orbit will soon be awash in small satellites, and the national security community is increasingly concerned about their security.

Air Force Bids $95M Cloud Contract To Support Unified Cybersecurity Platform

The service plans to pick 15 vendors to support the LevelUP program with cloud-based DevOps platforms.

The Air Force Will Start Work on Flying Cars This Fall

It’s about replacing the V-22, eventually. But it’s also about finding new ways to harness commercial innovation.

Pentagon’s Former Top Hacker Wants His Startup to Inject Some Silicon Valley into the Defense Industry

"If the nerds don’t show up and work on the mission of national defense...then I’m not sure who will," says Chris Lynch, of Rebellion Defense.