Emerging Tech

Air Force’s JADC2 Contribution Shifting to Operational Status

The Advanced Battle Management System is ready for real-world testing, the service announced.

CXO Briefing

House Republicans Want China-Focused Bills Moved Through Regular Order

Committee ranking members signed a letter to Democratic leadership urging them to take advantage of the bipartisan support for passing legislation to boost U.S. innovation

Cybersecurity

37 Defense Industrial Base Companies Affected by SolarWinds Intrusion

A defense official told lawmakers the department’s CMMC program likely wouldn’t have guaranteed successful prevention of the SolarWinds breach.

CXO Briefing

Bill to Address Chip Shortage Is Only the Beginning, Senator Says

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said more legislation is necessary to keep pace with adversaries.

IT Modernization

If the Pentagon Drops JEDI, Then What?

Defense Department officials say the contract’s enterprisewide capabilities are still needed, but how to fill that need may be different given the department’s changing cloud landscape.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Call for Pentagon to Prioritize Cyber Investments

Rep. Jim Langevin suggested in a hearing the Defense Department has not elevated its focus on the cyber domain enough. 

Cybersecurity

DISA Releases Initial Zero Trust Reference Architecture

The architecture will help the military “maintain information superiority on the digital battlefield,” according to the press release. 

Emerging Tech

DOD Not Prioritizing Development of GPS Alternatives, GAO Says

Despite known vulnerabilities with GPS tech, the department treats developing other position, navigation and timing technologies as an “afterthought,” officials said. 

Data

Pentagon Publishes Five Data Decrees

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks also mandated assessments of certain data efforts in a May 5 memo.

Emerging Tech

DHS Drops Proposal to Expand Immigration-Related Biometrics Collection

The Biden administration withdrew the controversial rule, which garnered more than 5,000 comments when it was proposed last fall.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Researchers Develop Sarcasm Detection Capability (Yeah, Right)

The artificial intelligence-enabled deep learning model achieved a “nearly perfect sarcasm detection core” on a major Twitter dataset.

CXO Briefing

3 Companies Settle Over Millions of Fake Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback

Broadband companies funded an effort responsible for 8.5 million fraudulent comments supporting the repeal, according to a New York attorney general report.

Emerging Tech

Army to Equip First Unit With Augmented Reality Headsets By Fall

Top Army officials told Congress the first unit will be equipped with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System headsets by the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.

IT Modernization

How the Army Software Factory Preps Soldiers for Future Battlefields

Program lead Maj. Vito Errico said the project is focused on helping the Army figure out how to organize product teams for the future force.

Podcasts

Critical Update: What Platform One Brings to the Pentagon’s Software Game

Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan and industry experts explain how Platform One is eliminating barriers to entry for DevSecOps teams.

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