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The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that its Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) has achieved initial operational capability in accordance with a Dec. 8, 2021 memorandum that required the establishment of CDAO, and for the office to attain initial operating capability by Feb. 1.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced establishment of a Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO), responsible for strengthening and integrating data, AI, and digital solutions across DoD.

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) IT shop seeks to hire new deputy directors to improve electromagnetic spectrum management, a move that reflects Pentagon leaders’ dedication to the issue.

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The Pentagon is a very large building that houses a lot of the authorities for the U.S. Military. It's big. This photo doesn't do it justice, but they're kinda rightly concerned about people flying drones around there.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed IT modernization expert Jason Weiss as the agency’s chief software officer (CSO). In this new role, Weiss will lead efforts to modernize legacy applications and implement modern software development practices across the DoD.

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After halting 42 of the prior administration’s defense-related advisory boards back in February, 16 of Department of Defense’s (DoD) advisory boards have been cleared by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to restart work, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said at a press conference September 2.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is not currently utilizing its newest high-frequency, or narrowband, military satellite communications system to its fullest capabilities, a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found.

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is looking for commercial solutions to counter Global Positioning System (GPS) spoofing of DoD’s global navigation satellite system (GNSS) by nation-state adversaries, according to a request for solutions DIU posted.

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The Defense Department (DoD) said today it was taking steps to cancel its existing Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract after three years of work that left the contract tied up in court, and the Pentagon without benefit from the $10 billion deal awarded to Microsoft.

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Katie Arrington is currently on leave as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) chief information security officer (CISO) for acquisition and sustainment, a DoD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.

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The Pentagon is a very large building that houses a lot of the authorities for the U.S. Military. It's big. This photo doesn't do it justice, but they're kinda rightly concerned about people flying drones around there.

As vaccination rates increase and the United States nears closer to a broader return to offices, Federal IT officials in the Department of Defense (DoD) are reporting that their organizations’ IT environment is more complex now than two years ago, according to a recent Axonius and MeriTalk survey.

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The U.S. Air Force (USAF) wants to build on its current transformational period, catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic, to accelerate change and position the military to win, and the service branch’s CIO spoke on June 8 about tech strategies that the Air Force and the Defense Department are putting in place to get to that goal.

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To embrace the opportunities of AI, the Department of Defense (DoD) says it needs to “adopt responsible behavior, processes, and outcomes in a manner that reflects the department’s commitment to its ethical principles, including the protection of privacy and civil liberties.”

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) and Microsoft are arguing for a shorter duration of any further legal proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims over the Defense Department’s (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract it re-awarded to Microsoft last year.

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A judge on the Court of Federal Claims has rejected a motion filed by the Department of Justice and Microsoft which sought to dismiss Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) complaint that the Trump administration interfered with the award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract to Microsoft.

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is under internal review at the Pentagon with an eye toward “potential improvements” to implementation of the program, a DoD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.

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With the vast majority of Defense Department (DoD) agencies already using VMware’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology, milCloud 2.0’s commitment to build VMware capabilities and portability into the leading cloud platform for DoD mission partners is paving the way for unrivaled cloud-based innovation.

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The vast majority of Department of Defense (DoD) IT managers agree that cutting-edge defense technology is needed to meet their mission, but more than half of their mission-related technology needs to be updated or replaced.

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Persistent Defense of Department (DoD) delays in getting large enterprise-wide cloud projects up and running are getting in the way of long-term Pentagon objectives on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI), and forcing some DoD operations to seek cloud work-arounds in the meantime.

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By Fiscal Year 2026, every contractor seeking to do business with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to have at least a Level 1 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Katie Arrington, the Pentagon’s CISO for acquisition and sustainment, said Feb. 3.

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s decision to call at least a temporary halt to the activities of 42 defense-related advisory boards includes some of the better-known advisory bodies that have advised DoD leadership in recent years, including the Defense Innovation Board and the Defense Policy Board.

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General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) said today it is adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings to the lineup available through GDIT’s milCloud 2.0 contract, one of the key pillars of the Defense Department’s (DoD) enterprise cloud environment.

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