Cybersecurity

Defense Contractor Certification Body Says Maintenance of Companies’ Cybersecurity Posture is Within its Role

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board plans to provide more than certification and training.

Emerging Tech

The Army Wants a Wearable COVID-19 Detector

Due to the urgent need, the managing consortium has suspended some—but not all—of its members-only restrictions.

CIO Briefing

Defense Innovation Board Director Moves to Google

It’s another sign of the healing relationship between the Defense Department and big tech.

Data

Army Researchers Want Help Building Predictive COVID-19 Models For Use Across DOD

The research partner will be expected to immediately begin work on two modeling analyses and be agile enough to shift as priorities change.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Human Analysts In This Key Area

An experiment from the Defense Intelligence Agency shows that AI and humans have different risk tolerances when data is scarce.

Data

Protect Patient Data During COVID-19 Outbreak, Federal Agencies Warn

The Defense Department, FBI and other agencies offer steps on how care facilities can secure personal health information.

Emerging Tech

Army Research Shows How Do-It-Yourself Facemasks Can Be as Safe as N95s

Personal protective equipment for hospital workers is running out. This design works as well as the best in class.

Cybersecurity

CISA’s Coming Supply Chain Guidance to Align with Pentagon’s Vendor Certification Program 

Accreditation officials also pledged to address how the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program will treat FedRAMP and other certifications.

Emerging Tech

Defense is Embracing Robotic Process Automation But It’s Not Yet Scaling It

Bot security and varying cloud infrastructure could make it tough for the Pentagon to spread RPA tools. 

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Will Use AI to Predict Panic Buying, COVID-19 Hotspots

The prototype can predict trends in supply and demand and infection down to the zip code.

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Certification Plan Includes Continuously Monitoring Contractors  

A request for proposals outlines a portal where auditors would get automatic notifications if a company’s security score dips below a specified threshold.

Emerging Tech

Navy Taps Undersea Consortium to Work on 15 Advanced Tech Problems

Members of the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium will get a chance to work on prototypes for everything from underwater drones to advanced weapons systems.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Wants Tech That Can Trick Computer Vision

Neural networks can adapt and learn to identify and classify objects but they can also be stumped by cleverly placed pixels. 

Emerging Tech

Air Force Turns Focus to Flying Cars

A virtual conference will kick off the service’s Agility Prime initiative to operationalize flying cars.

Emerging Tech

Army Wants to Study How Humans Team With AI—And Vice Versa

A new contract will focus on the teaming aspect of artificial intelligence in warfare by analyzing how humans and machines think when working together.

IT Modernization

VA and DOD Now Default to Sharing Patient Data with Private-Sector Providers

The joint electronic health records management office launched an information exchange program to make it easier to share patient data with thousands of “community partners.”

CIO Briefing

Deputy Defense CIO to Retire; Intelligence Community CIO to Step In

Essye Miller, who served temporarily as acting Defense CIO, plans to retire after 35 years supporting military technology.

Emerging Tech

How a Slice of Spectrum Split the U.S. Government

The head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to allow a satellite company access in the interest of 5G despite objections from Defense, Commerce and other departments and agencies. 

IT Modernization

Judge Grants Pentagon’s Request for Corrective Action on JEDI Cloud Contract

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract could be on hold for up to four months as the Pentagon reconsiders aspects of it.

Emerging Tech

What’s Wrong With the Air Force’s ‘Connect Everything’ Project

In a new report, GAO watchdogs say officials can’t say how much it costs or if it’ll even work