The Defense Department’s (DoD’s) immature global supply chain networks for moving F-35 aircraft parts have largely contributed to F-35 spare parts shortages and difficulties managing and moving parts around the world, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in an April 25 report. […]

With the Department of Defense focused on artificial intelligence (AI) to support the warfighter, cloud computing will be a big part in getting tools out to the tactical edge, said Dana Deasy, CIO of the department, at GDIT Emerge on April 23.






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President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that shifts responsibility for Federal government “security, suitability, and credentialing” background investigations to the Department of Defense (DoD) – making official a move that has long been in the works.






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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is applying the lessons learned from its own application move to milCloud 2.0 to help Fourth Estate agencies in their migration to the cloud, said Caroline Bean, milCloud 2.0 program manager at DISA at GDIT Emerge on Tuesday, April 23.






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Dana Deasy, CIO of the Department of Defense, provided an update on the progress at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) at GDIT Emerge today, including the initial project with a production version out to the service branches.






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With the increasing democratization of technology, Deputy Director of CIA Science and Technology Dawn Meyerriecks said that intelligence integration and freeing up intellectual property (IP) are of mounting importance to innovating solutions that bolster national security.






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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that a cyberattack could, “in certain circumstances, constitute an armed attack under Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty,” and that the United States would defend Japan in that circumstance.






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After cutting their social media teeth on Twitter, where they have an impressive 2.58 million followers, the CIA announced it will launch an Instagram account.






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Federal Cloud Flag

With the increasing ubiquity of internet of things (IoT) devices and the vast expansion of the cyber attack surface that those devices create, National Security Agency (NSA) IoT Enterprise Functional Team Lead Arlene Santos is emphasizing the importance of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act reintroduced in Congress last month as way to address the cybersecurity concerns posed by rapid IoT device growth.






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Air Force

The U.S. Air Force announced it will add a chief technology officer to help coordinate technical decisions and convert investments into capabilities as part of the service branch’s larger Science and Technology Strategy released Wednesday, April 17.






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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) office released a draft solicitation for innovative solutions for automated broad-area search, monitoring, and analysis of anthropogenic activities – those related to human activity – within its Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program.






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elections, voting, election security, midterms

The Pentagon’s top research arm is working to build a hack-proof voting machine by combining something brand new with something old – specifically, secure open-source hardware and software using advanced cryptography on one end, and good old paper on the other.






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Vector Launch, Virgin Orbit, and VOX Space are the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) qualifying competitors for the Launch Challenge, which aims to enable the military to launch on-demand small payloads into space. DARPA awarded $400,000 to each competitor that completed the qualification phase, and now the competitors will attempt to launch to low-Earth […] […]

global international cyber

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Malware Analysis Report (MAR) on Wednesday warning industry about cyberattacks from the Lazarus Group, which is widely believed to be backed by the North Korean government.






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Cloud computing

The Department of Defense has narrowed the competition for its $10 billion, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to a choice between Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, according to a DoD spokesperson.






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