Defense

Defense Kicks Off First Series of Global Information Dominance Experiments Program

The program brings together multiple experts within the Defense Department to develop and implement advanced AI and data analytics in warfighting operations.

NOAA Seeks Input on Future Space Situational Awareness Safety Services

The agency’s Office of Space Commerce seeks comment on its planned basic services and who should provide them as it looks to monitor satellites and orbital debris.

Chinese Spy Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison

The foreign national intended to obtain U.S. citizenship and a security clearance in order to get a federal government cybersecurity position.

When May a Robot Kill? New DOD Policy Tries to Clarify

An updated policy tweaks wording in a bid to dispel confusion.

Microsoft Office 365 Now Available to Customers at Secret Classification

Microsoft’s productivity suite is now available at a more secure classification level.

Is This New Microwave Weapon the Answer to Iranian Drones?

Army awards $66 million contract to develop an EMP device that fries the electronics of incoming drones.

DOD Plan Would Make Space Command Global Operator of Satellite Networks

The Pentagon is seeking to modernize its satellite communications capabilities by, in part, outlining some of the responsibilities of its agencies and commands.

Is China About To Destroy Encryption As We Know It? Maybe

A new research paper claims to offer a quantum-powered code-breaker of spectacular power. “If it's true, it's pretty disastrous,” says one expert.

Monitoring and Funding Concerns Could Undermine DOD’s Secure Unclassified Network, IG Says

A report from DOD’s Office of Inspector General said that a lack of secure funding for the system places mission-critical activities “at risk of termination due to non-compliance with cybersecurity requirements.”

DARPA Wants a Plan to Stave Off Unknown Food Crises

Under the new Foundational Security for Food Systems project, researchers will look at identifying large-scale crop diseases before a catastrophic crop failure—even for pathogens of unknown origins.

DHS Awards $1.1M to Federal Labs in Contracts Seeking ‘Groundbreaking’ Tech

The funding stems from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate.

Air Force Can Do More to Advance Its JADC2 Contribution, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office said that “more needs to be done” to develop plans for the Air Force’s component of the militarywide tactical network.

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.

UFO Sightings By US Troops Surge

Intelligence officials cite recent efforts to reduce the stigma of reporting odd aerial phenomena. Many cases remain unexplained.

Air Force Wants to Add Facial Recognition to Automated Base Entrance

Scott Air Force Base is looking for verification and identification algorithms for a facial recognition pilot.

Defense Logistics Agency to Shift Warehouse Management to Commercial Software

The agency wants to modernize its distribution and warehouse management systems but says it can’t do that with 20-year-old government-built technology.