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The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Deputy Director for Digital Innovation (DDI) flagged competition with China, the need to create better artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and pressures to ramp up digital capabilities as three of the agency’s biggest tech priorities at September 13 event organized by GovExec.

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The Defense Department’s (DoD) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) last week installed Brig. Gen. Christopher Povak as NRO’s new deputy director and commander of the Space Force Element.

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The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Scott Berrier concluded the 13th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit by discussing where the Federal agency is in terms of its intelligence supporting cyber warfighting, and where it needs to go.

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The United States Air Force (USAF) has released a draft version of its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Public Strategy that outlines the service branch’s IT priorities through fiscal years 2023 to 2028.

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The Defense Department’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has appointed Mike Madsen to serve as acting director starting Sept. 2, when current DIU Director Mike Brown departs, a DIU spokesperson told MeriTalk.  Madsen will remain as acting director until a permanent director is selected.

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The Department of Defense said on August 30 that technology services provider CACI has won a $5.71 billion blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Air Force to provide enterprise IT services under the Enterprise Information Technology as a Service (EITaas) Wave 1 contract.

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The U.S. Navy has awarded a $163 million contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to help support and modernize its shore networks, network components, and network service solutions.

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The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) plans to select multiple providers of radio frequency (RF) data collected by commercial satellites to provide government analysts access to unclassified data collected by commercial satellites, an agency official said on Aug. 25.

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Modernizing the military and intelligence community’s top-secret IT network, the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS), is a top priority for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), said the agency’s chief information officer (CIO).

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The Defense Department (DoD) has awarded the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) a contract that could be worth up to $10.6 billion from the U.S. Navy to perform research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) work.

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is re-competing three contracts totaling approximately $470 million to customize and integrate software and applications for various offices.

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) recently launched a technology incubator – dubbed DISAWERX – to enable the rapid experimentation of new ideas and technologies for novel and innovative solutions to DISA’s most pressing technical challenges.

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 11 issued a Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the Zeppelin ransomware threat as part of CISA’s #StopRansomware initiative.

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The U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) is opening up a contest to highlight servicemember and civilian ideas, inventions, and processes aimed at finding new solutions to military problems. The contest, called Innovation Oasis, is a “Shark Tank”-like innovation competition where USCENTCOM will select on October 12 the five best ideas with the greatest potential to improve operations, policy, or the lives of troops.

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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking to spend close to $100 million for new machine learning and high-performance computing capabilities to help improve the military’s awareness of potential threats in the space domain, according to a broad agency announcement (BAA) updated on Aug. 11.

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The United States Army said in a recent solicitation that it’s interested in engineering services for a project to provide soldiers with integrated, latest-generation technologies for training and combat purposes.

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Mark Hakun, Deputy CISO at the Department of Defense (DoD), retired late last month after 34 years of working in both military and Federal civilian capacities, according to a LinkedIn posting by John Sherman, chief information officer at DoD.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is failing to track the continued progress of the military’s development of Global Positioning System (GPS) alternatives and lacks key information to make decisions on funding those initiatives, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The GAO report – published last week – explained that the U.S. Air Force’s […]

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks reminded Pentagon leadership in an August 3 memo that records retention requirements under Federal law are a “solemn responsibility,” and that going forward all data on Defense Department (DoD) provisioned mobile devices will be captured and saved when devices are turned in by their users.

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Jay Ribeiro, the chief information security officer (CISO) at the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, plans to step down on August 26 after serving in the post since September 2018.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has announced that Abraham Denmark will serve as his senior advisor on the tech-heavy Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) security partnership.

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