Defense

GAO: DOD needs better guidance, resources for contested information environment training

The government watchdog said that while defense officials have emphasized decision-based training for combatting disinformation, its guidance isn't clear about how military leaders are supposed to approach the curriculum.

The Pentagon’s innovation shop wants more influence in 2023

The agency wants to be part of program executives’ acquisition strategies and to spread more commercial-based tech across the department.

When may a robot kill? New DOD policy tries to clarify

An updated policy tweaks wording in a bid to dispel confusion.

Defense industry decries possible GOP-led spending cuts

Trade group letter begs lawmakers to avoid another sequestration deal.

Hackers to get a crack at systems running the Pentagon in new bug bounty

Hack the Pentagon 3.0 will focus on the operational technologies within Defense Department headquarters.

Army CIO Raj Iyer to step down

The former industry executive had served as the Army's top information technology officer for more than two years, but will depart the service "over the next several weeks."

DISA wants cloud platform to modernize its global service desk

DISA's help desk provides the Defense Department with a single point of entry for IT service support.

Navy awards AWS cloud contract worth nearly $724 million

The five-year contract gives the military branch access to the cloud giant’s full suite of commercial cloud services, trainings and certification programs. 

A wireless intelligence community ‘on the horizon,' official says

Getting there is a matter of appropriately protecting data and tweaking policies to allow for wireless secret- and top-secret networks.

Let’s make it easier to share top-secret data with allies, intel leader says

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO wants to expand collaborative workspaces—and resist the urge to mark everything NOFORN.

DOD's new data king is skeptical of AI ‘pixie dust’

A more unified approach to data collection will enable bottom-up tools and capabilities

Pentagon: $9B cloud contract gives U.S. a ‘leg up’ on China, adversaries

Defense officials explained the importance the department is placing on the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract.

Expect AR/VR on the battlefield, Air Force CIO says

Augmented- and virtual-reality gear will become more than just a training tool, Knausenberger says.

DOD creates office to enhance investments in tech vital to national security

The Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Capital will work with private capital providers to “shape and scale investment in critical technologies.”

Microsoft, defense firms partnering on modeling and simulation capabilities

Microsoft is collaborating with defense sector companies as DOD seeks to increase its gaming, exercising, modeling and simulation capabilities.

Ukraine is getting nervous about Elon Musk

Kyiv is looking for alternatives to Musk’s Starlink internet terminals and worrying about rising misinformation on Twitter.