Air Force

Stacey Dixon, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said today at an event organized by Defense One that some of the intelligence community’s more audacious research centers on using machines to predict the future–through more accurate forecasts of geopolitical events. Dixon also said IARPA research aims to translate neuroscience to neural networks, hoping that efforts to map the human brain can lead to massive strides in machine learning.






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Retired Gen. William Bender, who was Air Force CIO from 2014 until 2017, said on Thursday that while the pace of IT modernization across the services may be somewhat uneven, the military is making progress toward its modernization goals.






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FBI

Trent Teyema, chief of cyber readiness and cyber division chief operating officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has left the FBI for a role in the private sector. Teyema will be joining the Parsons Corporation as senior vice president and chief technology officer for the company’s Federal business, Parsons announced on Thursday.






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Apple
AI Quantum Computing

In the quest to keep the upper hand in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI), the Pentagon’s top research arm just put $2 billion in chips on the table to spur development of the third wave of AI technologies.






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La'Naia Jones Deputy IC CIO ODNI Director of National Intelligence

The intelligence community has adjusted its strategy for the “second epoch” of the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise program (IC ITE) to adjust to agency needs, reduce duplication, and use artificial intelligence to free up resources for analysts, said La’Naia Jones, deputy CIO for the intelligence community at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).






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Soldier modernization DoD Defense Department technology mobile

Mike Madsen, partner at the Defense Innovation Unit, said today that DIU is preparing to wrap up its search for a new managing director who will help guide activities at DIU, the newly-elevated commercial sector outreach wing of the Department of Defense.






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Pentagon Military Defense DoD

The Department of Defense Inspector General announced the start of a joint investigation with the U.S. Army Audit Agency, Naval Audit Service and Air Force Audit Agency into the military’s use of cybersecurity reciprocity.






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Military AI

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) kicked off its new ‘AI Next’ campaign with a multi-year commitment to spend more than $2 billion on new and existing artificial intelligence programs to help create machines that can adapt to changing situations.






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Nakasone US Cyber Command
Federal Cloud Flag

Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy declined to comment today on DoD’s extension earlier this week of the deadline on the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract from September 17 to October 9.






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army fitness apps

On Friday, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Operations Center (OC) cancelled its request for information (RFI) seeking industry assistance with the development and planning of MilCloud2 Rapid Cloud Migration.






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army fitness apps

The Department of Defense has extended the deadline on the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract from September 17 to October 9.






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Senator Dan Sullivan Sen. Arkansas

A pair of U.S. senators wrote to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Friday, imploring them to work with social media companies to root out election interference on their platforms and asking the agency heads for more information on the steps they’ve already taken to do so.






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