Ideas

The Taliban Reportedly Have Control of US Biometric Devices – a Lesson in Life-and-Death Consequences of Data Privacy

The Defense Department viewed “identity dominance” as the cornerstone of multiple counterterrorism strategies.

Emerging Tech

US Navy Will Upgrade Warships to Add Unnamed Space Capabilities

“Everything is classified” when it comes to space, one admiral complained.

Ideas

The Future of Work Is Flexible

Even for national security workers, remote work options will be more prevalent in the post-COVID era.

Emerging Tech

Army Wants to Install Facial Recognition, Video Analytics at Child Development Centers

The branch plans to pilot a new facial recognition system at the daycare facility at Fort Jackson.

Emerging Tech

House Bill Aims to Bridge Acquisition ‘Valley of Death’ In Race to Counter China

A draft of the House NDAA markup outlines two provisions to fix the gap between research and acquisition.

Ideas

Military Drone Testing Could Lead to Future Deployments and Roles

Theoretically, autonomous vehicles and drones could play a decisive role on the modern battlefield.

Emerging Tech

Senators Look to Continue Government-Led Research into Strange UFO Sightings

There appears to be a nexus between unidentified aerial phenomena-aligned activity and U.S. nuclear technology sites, a former fed said.

CIO Briefing

‘All the Signs Have Been There’ Predicting Afghan Security Force Collapse, IG Says

For more than a decade, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning about “ghost soldiers” and corruption to anyone willing to pay attention.

Cybersecurity

Background Check Agency Wants a Social Media Search Tool

The Defense Department office charged with investigating potential insider threats wants to use social media to add context to allegations.

IT Modernization

What a Top Secret Cloud Means for Microsoft

A commercial platform announced last year is now generally available to government customers.

Ideas

The Pentagon Needs a Strategy That Does Not Hinge on Fragile Networks

A failed wargame should make us think twice about “connect-everything” plans.

CIO Briefing

DOD IG Issues Guidance for Removing Sensitive Tech and Data from Afghanistan

Service members’ records were mishandled during previous contingency operations. The watchdog suggested learning from the past. 

Emerging Tech

Space Force’s Innovation Hub Announces Solicitations in the Works

SpaceWERX kicks off with a virtual event to find cutting-edge space tech from companies that are new to working with the government.

Ideas

Defense Leaders Can Mitigate Telework Risks

Remote work promises to make the workforce more responsive and efficient, but it also presents significant security challenges, a former ODNI cyber chief says.

CIO Briefing

COVID-19 Vaccines Will Become Mandatory For Troops Next Month—or Sooner

Biden says he will approve Austin's recommendation to require vaccinations by mid-September, or sooner if the FDA formally approves them.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Advances Experiments with Autonomous Barges to Replenish Aircraft

The next phase of an existing agreement commits millions to demonstrate this emerging technology.

Ideas

Augmentation for Data-Driven Success

Augmentation techniques can help the Defense Department implement its data strategy goals.

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