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By a vote of 86-8, the Senate voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790) which includes funding to accelerate artificial intelligence solutions within the Defense Innovation Unit, enhancing cybersecurity, and cloud capabilities. […]

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In the race to 5G dominance, the U.S. government might not have the capacity to handle the technology to lead the field, which could greatly impact information sharing, said a top intelligence official.






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Military AI

In establishing a foundation across an organization as large as the Department of Defense, it takes an organizational shift that’s supported by allies across industry and academia – and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is building towards that.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) netted its highest grade on the FITARA (Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act) Scorecard yet, earning a C+ on the eighth version of the biannual scorecard released today by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.






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The Defense Department (DOD) aims to award its 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract by the end of August, Inside Defense reported, citing comments from DoD CIO Dana Deasy to reporters today at a Defense Writers Group breakfast […]

As the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is set to become the primary background investigation provider today, Charles Phalen will be appointed acting director, effective July 1.






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In a statement on the recent reports of Iranian cyberattacks directed at the U.S. government, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs warned of “wiper” attacks that could compromise entire systems.






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The U.S. Army is revamping its strategy for acquiring intellectual property (IP) to meet sustainment goals and use data more efficiently, said Dr. Alexis Lasselle Ross, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategy and Acquisition Reform.






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The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2500) includes a provision to establish new acquisition pathways for software applications and software upgrades, as well as develop a program for acquisition training and management.






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On June 13, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas, introduced the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cyber Training Act (H.R. 3266) that would direct the Secretary of Defense to initiate a high school-level program that would increase JROTC students’ preparation for careers in computer science and cybersecurity.






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The Defense Department (DoD) Office of Under Secretary Acquisition of Sustainment is creating a new certification model to streamline DoD’s cybersecurity acquisition processes, Special Assistant to DoD’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Acquisition for Cyber Katie Arrington said at the Professional Services Council Federal Acquisition Conference today.






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On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a full markup hearing on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 and voted to approve amendments to include a Department of Defense strategy to leverage artificial intelligence supported robotics, extend dual-use technology programs, and increase recruitment of science and engineering professionals to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).






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