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Mila Jasper

Mila Jasper
Mila Jasper is a staff correspondent at Nextgov. She is interested in covering national security, defense and technology issues. A DMV native, Mila has returned to the area to report after graduating from Northwestern University.
Emerging Tech

Navy Awards $85 Million Contract for Software and Cloud Support

SAIC will work on pushing the Joint Expeditionary Command and Control family of systems toward JADC2 integration goals.

IT Modernization

One A, One D in a Relatively Static FITARA Scorecard

Eighteen of 24 agencies received the same grade as in the previous FITARA scorecard.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want DOD to Explore Tech's Valley of Death Problem

A House Armed Services subcommittee is calling for mandates in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act to examine barriers to scaling innovative tech.

Podcasts

Critical Update: How the Controversial JEDI Contract Changed the Pentagon

Experts say the doomed contract helped take cloud literacy at the Defense Department to the next level.

Emerging Tech

DOD Wants Emerging Tech But Acts like An ‘Innovation Tourist,’ Report Says

Organizational disconnects between innovation offices and procurement officials makes broad adoption of cutting-edge tech challenging, according to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology.

Cybersecurity

DOD’s Supply Chain Security Should be Strategic Priority, Congressional Task Force Says

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force released six legislative proposals calling for less dependence on adversaries like China and improved supply chain visibility.

Cybersecurity

CBP Cybersecurity Failures Left Travelers' Personal Info at Risk, IG Says

A new internal watchdog report finds Customs and Border Protection failed to conduct required cybersecurity activities for its Mobile Passport Control applications.

CIO Briefing

Zero Trust-Like Approach Needed for Microelectronics Industry, Former DOD Official Says

Onshoring doesn’t mean vulnerabilities associated with chips will be instantly mitigated, the official said.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft, Army Sign Cooperative Research Agreement for Storm Modeling

The Army Engineer Research and Development Center will demonstrate the scalability of its storm modeling system in Azure Government cloud.

Emerging Tech

Billions in AI Investments and a New Deterrence Strategy Coming, SecDef Says

The Defense Secretary committed $1.5 billion over five years to the Pentagon’s artificial intelligence hub.

Emerging Tech

Counter-drone Startup Successfully Links Capability with Key Army C2 Software

The software-defined high-power microwave solution created by Epirus is also compatible with anything else that integrates with the C2 software. 

CIO Briefing

Report: DOD Budget Request Shows IT Increases, Shift to Information Warfare Focus

“The future character of warfare will be defined more by information than by hardware,” according to an analysis by Govini.

IT Modernization

Why the Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract Wasn’t a Total Loss

Experts say the now-canceled project is a reminder that tech acquisitions need flexibility to take into account innovation.

CIO Briefing

Air Force Wants to Build DevSecOps Enclave for Secure Processing

The project will be part of a portfolio of related efforts supporting the Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Cancels JEDI Cloud Contract

The Defense Department will opt for a new multibillion-dollar, multi-vendor contract.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon May Be Underestimating IT Investment Risks, GAO Says

The Government Accountability Office evaluated 10 programs at a higher risk level than what was reported by DOD, according to a new report.

Policy

Pentagon Cyber Official: Digital Authoritarianism is a National Security Threat

Mieke Eoyang, deputy assistant defense secretary for cyber policy, said digital authoritarianism is one of the Pentagon's current challenges.