DOD needs more diverse emerging tech investment, Democratic caucus argues

Too much of the Pentagon’s funding to support emerging technologies “is concentrated in the early stages of development,” according to members of the New Democrat Coalition’s national security task force.

House cyber panel’s NDAA draft prioritizes commercial tech, expert engagement

Tech- and cyber-focused legislative proposals for the fiscal year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act would restructure the Pentagon’s internal leadership to emphasize greater engagement with the commercial tech sector.

AWS unveils edge device for Defense customers in most extreme environments

The 80-pound AWS ‘Snowblade’ device provides cloud services to end users at all classification levels while meeting the military’s highest ruggedization standards.

How DISA plans to use its workforce to combat China and global adversaries

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Workforce 2025 framework is designed to help the agency attract and retain a workforce that “adapts to the ever-changing landscape of IT and cyberspace.”

Military vehicle electrification continues to roll forward, but may face bumps in the road

The U.S. military operates more than 174,000 non-tactical vehicles, the second highest number in the federal government.

DOD submits classified cyber strategy to Congress

An unclassified fact sheet released by the Pentagon said the new strategy will continue efforts to conduct “hunt forward operations”’ with U.S. allies and “defend forward” activities meant to disrupt threat actors on their own turf.

Space Force will look at how to hack targets from space

“We're laying the groundwork for starting to figure that,” said the leader of Space Operations Command.

DOD aims to leverage AI and automation in records management

The Defense Department wants to harness the powers of emerging technology to reduce user burden and enhance enterprisewide records management processes, according to a plan the agency released this week.

Pentagon outlines upcoming contractor cybersecurity plan

Expect the congressionally mandated strategy by year’s end, DOD CISO says.

A ‘stronger, faster’ intelligence community is possible with AI

But caution is needed to make sure the technology doesn’t go off the rails.

The future of zero trust is about more than thwarting hackers, officials say

Defense Department officials noted that while progress has been made on deploying zero trust architecture on their networks, its capabilities don't stop with identity management.

FCW Insider Chat: Defense Tech

Fed100 winners Caroline Bean of DISA’s Joint Enterprise Services Directorate and Air Force Chief Experience Officer Colt Whittall join the podcast to talk about their work. 

DOD plans free software tools to support cyber compliance by small biz

The Department of Defense wants to bolster the number of small contractors it does business with, so it's planning to debut a series of free software tools to make it easier to work with industry.

A classified cloud is headed to the Indo-Pacific

It’s part of DISA’s effort to bring continental-U.S.-level computing resources to U.S. military forces around the world.

Pentagon CIO warns against pause in AI development

John Sherman warned that a pause in U.S. development of AI tools and research could potentially give overseas adversaries an upper hand.

DOD CIO touts a ‘pipeline’ of JWCC task orders and future zero trust options 

Pentagon CIO John Sherman said the new Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract will be part of a “choose your own adventure” strategy for zero trust adoption in the Defense Department.