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.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed Travis Langster, the vice president and general manager of COMSPOC, to serve as the principal director of DOD space policy.
The U.S. Army is taking advantage of commercial capabilities to address challenges warfighters face at the tactical edge, according to the service branch’s top IT official.
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) – a component of the Defense Department (DoD) that conducts most of the Federal government’s personnel security investigations along with handling security education and awareness training – has promoted two senior officials to run contracting and policy functions for the agency.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the publishing of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the construction and demonstration of a prototype mobile micro-nuclear reactor dubbed Project Pele. The reactor, DoD said, would be capable of producing between 1 and 5 megawatts of electrical power.
The Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) is in search of vendors that can provide Weather Analysis and Survivability Prediction (WAASP) software to inform launch decisions based on real-time meteorological conditions.
Dr. Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, talked about the value – in limited doses – of failure as an expected and necessary outcome of the difficult research areas that her organization was created to take on with the help of industry and academia.
The Senate confirmed William LaPlante to be under secretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) on April 7 by voice vote.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has announced the appointment of Air Force Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien to be the next Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the J-6 Joint Staff and director for the J-6 command, control, communications, and computers/cyber, according to an April 5 Department of Defense (DoD) release.
Having an on-premises data center and a cloud computing environment – otherwise referred to as hybrid cloud – is the norm for many Federal agencies and industry partners, and an official from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) predicts a “more deliberate usage of hybrid cloud” in the next few years.
In the U.S. Army’s continued adoption of cloud infrastructure to gain a competitive advantage in multi-domain operations, the choice to move away from legacy on-prem systems can boil down to the same equation in play when deciding to buy an electric vehicle instead of sticking with traditional gasoline-powered models.
While the United States has refrained from getting involved in the Russia-Ukraine war from a “boots-on-the-ground” standpoint, one of the ways the nation has been supporting Ukraine in the conflict has been through the help of a U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) hunt forward team to aid in its cyber defenses against Russia, CYBERCOM Commander Gen. Paul Nakasone said today.
The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) announced that Sharothi Pikar will be joining the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) as its first deputy chief digital and artificial intelligence officer (CDAO), acquisitions.
U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) needs to develop more metrics for the organization to better assess its warfighting capabilities as cyber threats increase, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report.
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today it has delayed its schedule for its proposed multi-vendor Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) cloud contract and now aims to make up to $9 billion in contract awards in December – about eight months later than its initial goal of April.
The Department of Defense (DoD) would refill its coffers for cyber investments with $11.2 billion in funding for cyberspace activities under the White House’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2023 – which proposes to hike DoD’s cybersecurity-related funding by nearly $1 billion from the prior-year request.
The Department of Defense (DoD) recently called cATO the “gold standard” in cybersecurity. However, the current process for obtaining authorization to operate (ATO) is “point in time,” costly, and time consuming. Based on these issues, an alternative, continuous authority to operate (cATO), is gaining momentum.
Jason Weiss, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) chief software officer (CSO), will step down from that position on April 15, according to his LinkedIn post earlier this week.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) Science and Technology Group (STG) is seeking feedback on its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 Science and Technology (S&T) Investment Landscape, which sets a pathway for its S&T investment portfolio over the next four fiscal years, according to a request for information (RFI) published last month.
The Department of Defense (DoD) this week released the implementation plan for the military’s joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) initiative, the Pentagon announced on Mar. 17.
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) said today it won a $4.5 billion User Facing and Data Center Services (UDS) contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
The U.S. Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet will be getting a new deputy commander with a Defense Department (DoD) announcement detailing Rear Adm. Michael Bernacchi Jr. to the post.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has named Margaret Palmieri as its deputy chief digital and artificial intelligence officer (CDAO).
Retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal today traced the path of how the rapid uptake of technology – and its impact on organizational culture – helped to transform the operating philosophy and methods of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) that he commanded during the mid-2000s.
Federal agencies at all levels are undergoing digital transformations to meet their missions more effectively. However, a large part of being successful in this journey requires the people within the organization to be on board and adapt to the technology changes made, Federal IT leaders said during ServiceNow Federal Forum 2022 on Mar. 10.