Air Force

The Department of the Air Force is leveraging predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure timely and relevant data is delivered to warfighters that  allows them to operate effectively in challenging and stressing operational environments, the service branch’s data and AI lead said.

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Army

Department of Defense (DoD) information technology leaders and the warfighters they serve are incorporating edge computing, modern data tools, and emerging technologies to enable their missions today and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges, according to a senior U.S. Army IT official. 

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A memorandum of understanding unveiled today between the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) will help speed the transition to GSA contract vehicles for Federal civilian agencies a range of technologies that have already been successfully prototyped by DIU.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has restructured its Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD (R&E), DoD announced May 10. The DoD has redesignated the three current Directors of Defense for R&E as Deputy Chief Technology Officers (CTO).

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FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has appointed Tonya Ugoretz as the new lead for the bureau’s Intelligence Directorate, moving from her role as deputy assistant director of the bureau’s cyber division.

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The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is testing and getting ready to deploy a new artificial intelligence matching application aimed at finding talented military personnel who can take on short-term assignments supporting a variety of Defense Department (DoD) projects.

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The Pentagon has announced a new website dubbed “Innovation Pathways” that is aimed at allowing people to work more easily with the Department of Defense (DoD), “with a special focus on students, universities, and businesses.”

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DoD

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeking technical, analytical, and training solutions to address key digital fingerprint security gaps which can allow adversaries to gain access to sensitive DoD information.

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EHR

A joint audit from the Offices of Inspector General (IG) at both the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that the two agencies have not taken enough action to achieve interoperability of patient health care information through the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.

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The Office for the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) report that details intelligence agencies’ surveillance practices annually shows that the FBI ran approximately 3.4 million searches against U.S. citizens using data collected from Section 702 inquiries without a warrant.

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Army

The Defense Industrial Base-Vulnerability Disclosure Program (DIB-VDP) Pilot program completed it’s 12-month journey to promote cyber hygiene and reduce attack surfaces of voluntary DIB participants through identifying vulnerabilities on publicly accessible assets.

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One of Federal agencies’ primary challenges is ensuring that they are properly managing and securing sensitive data, particularly controlled unclassified information (CUI). Even though CUI is unclassified, it requires special handling and safeguarding. The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency notes that loss of aggregated CUI is one of the most significant risks to national security.

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The National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed that it re-awarded a cloud computing contract believed to be worth up to $10 billion to Amazon Web Services (AWS) after the agency’s initial award of the deal to AWS last summer was derailed by a protest by Microsoft.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Thunderdome zero trust project, along with associated identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) efforts, is currently in the process of standing up capabilities in a lab setting before testing it in fielded networks and eventually doing an operational assessment this fall.

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Army

The Army National Guard has awarded a $15 million contract to AT&T via the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to modernize the GuardNet command and control network.

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AI

The Department of Defense (DoD) has named Dr. Craig Martell Chief Digital and AI Officer (CDAO), where he will operate as DoD’s senior official responsible for accelerating data adoption, analytics, digital solutions, and AI functions to generate decision advantage.

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DoD

The Defense Department’s (DoD) research and engineering arm wants to up the ante on microelectronics, 5G telecommunications technology, and hypersonics in Fiscal Year 2023, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu said April 20.

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Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) Kessel Run detachment is undergoing a change in leadership, as Col. Brian Beachkofski has moved to the private sector after two years as the Kessel Run Commander and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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