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Lauren C. Williams

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Lauren C. Williams

Lauren C. Williams is senior editor for Defense One. She previously covered defense technology and cybersecurity for FCW and Defense Systems. Before then, Williams has reported on several issues, including internet culture, national security, health care, politics and crime for various publications. She has a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at lwilliams@govexec.com or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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Defense

US Army, Navy reduce dependence on China for ‘critical technology’

But the Air Force and other Pentagon agencies are using even more Chinese suppliers, a report finds.

Defense

Pentagon pauses development of its go-to data analytics tool

New data chief orders infrastructure improvements to Advana platform, which tracks Ukraine aid and many other things.

Cybersecurity

Former NSA head feels ‘really good’ about election security come November

Paul Nakasone, the recently retired head of NSA and CYBERCOM, said the intelligence community has everything it needs to combat election interference attempts later this year.

Defense

Space Force inches closer to classified remote work

The platform could be a popular remote-work solution for Space Systems Command.

Defense

Navy looks to Army for more data analytics capability

The sea service is also planning to release a new information strategy in July.

Defense

The Pentagon’s brewing a build-a-cloud program for defense agencies

The young platform, dubbed Olympus, is designed for self-service commercial cloud needs.

Defense

The Army is trying to identify all the obstacles to adopting AI in 100 days

Launched in March, the effort is looking at poisoned datasets, adversarial attacks, Trojans, and more.

Defense

The Pentagon wants to help boost cybersecurity for small contractors

A new strategy outlines how the Defense Department plans to increase security and strengthen relationships across the industrial base.

Defense

Can IT restore Congress’ trust in the Pentagon?

The Defense Department needs a better way to share budget data, a new report urges.

Defense

Navy leaders want more code-loving sailors at sea

One wants to take ad hoc data science efforts and fold them into a formal training cycle.

Defense

The Navy is building dashboards for its connect-everything effort

A conversation with Rebellion Defense about its new contract for Project Overmatch.

Defense

Some secret military programs are getting a little less secret

New classification guidance aims to streamline operations within the Pentagon and with foreign partners.

Defense

Pentagon unveils its long-awaited defense industry strategy

The first-of-its-kind document aims to address fragile supply chains revealed by a global pandemic and simultaneous international conflicts.

Defense

The Army wants smaller command posts. But first it needs great software

What’s missing is the ability to rapidly configure existing gear and networks to a given mission and environment.

Defense

The Army’s network is changing. But it still ‘needs work’

The service’s modernization chief said future war will be a conflict of systems where command and control will be central.

Cybersecurity

The 2024 defense policy bill has a lot of cyber

Other provisions touch on diplomacy and nuclear command and control, among other things.

People

Looking for tech talent? Broaden your search, IC chief says

The nation’s 18 intelligence agencies should look beyond the nation’s capital if they want to get and keep the best cyber workers, said Adele Merritt.

Emerging Tech

Only 3D printing can get the Navy’s submarine plan back on track, admiral says

U.S. cannot build and support the subs it needs “without going to additive manufacturing.”

Defense

How the war in Ukraine is reshaping US Army modernization

The rapid evolution of electronic warfare and drone tactics have the service tweaking its acquisition plans.

Artificial Intelligence

The CIA’s data-challenged AI imperative

Mastering the technology is key to being able to “disrupt those entities that do not,” said an agency cyber policy official.