Defense

Let’s Make It Easier to Share Top-Secret Data With Allies, Intel Leader Says

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO wants to expand collaborative workspaces—and resist the urge to mark everything NOFORN.

Defense

Recruiting Crisis? Not at Space Force

The youngest and smallest service says it pays to be both choosy and inclusive.

Defense

The Pentagon’s Lead Intelligence Agency Has an HR Problem

Too few human-resources staffers means a constant struggle to keep up with basic personnel record-keeping and more.

Defense

DISA’s Sweeping New Plan Takes Aim at Data Silos, Mistagged Info

The Pentagon’s IT agency has policy and culture ideas to encourage freer, more secure info-sharing.

Defense

Army Updates Cyber Training After Some Graduates Weren’t Ready for Their Jobs

New classes and updated curriculum reflect evolving threats and lessons from the Ukraine war.

Tech

The Biden Administration Wants To Standardize How the U.S. Conducts Cyber Operations

The White House is reviewing a Trump administration policy that made it easier for U.S. Cyber Command to conduct offensive cyber operations.

Tech

A Look At Tech Amendments In The 2023 House Defense Authorization Bill

The bill, which boasted several hundred amendments, has provisions that touch on cyber education, spectrum, and satellites.

Defense

The Army Has a New Plan to ‘Transform’ Soldier Health Care with Technology

Service leaders will boost research into synthetic blood, quantum computing, and more.

Defense

IG Finds The Pentagon's Classification System Lacks Consistency

The inspector general wrote that inaccurate or incomplete security classification guides “increase the risk” of over- or under-classification due to incorrect interpretation or application.

Defense

New Air Force Space Buyer Eyes Fixed-price Contracts

Frank Calvelli, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, said "fixed-price contracting is not a bad approach for space things" and could help keep acquisitions on time.

Defense

The Pentagon Should Keep Better Tabs on IT Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Risks, GAO Says

The findings come as the Defense Department continues to increase its investment in information technology and cybersecurity year over year—a trend that could likely mean more scrutiny.

Defense

Lack of Space National Guard Could Hurt Training, Recruiting

National Guard directors are worried about losing key talent for space capabilities without the creation of a specified guard and reserve component.

Defense

Lawmakers Want to Know How Much Bad Software Costs DOD

When the House Armed Services Committee begins its markup process of the annual defense authorization bill on June 8, look out for a provision asking the Pentagon to account for wasted money and lost productivity caused by poorly performing software.

Defense

Here's How the Pentagon Plans to Manage Inflation Costs in Contracts

The Defense Department urged contracting officers to "be mindful" of the varying impacts of inflation and "limit the scope" of equity pay adjustment clauses, according to new guidance.

Defense

This is How ‘Cultural Artifacts’ Impede the Defense Department's Ability to Go Big on AI

Pushing AI to the battlefield to help commanders make more informed decisions also means confronting the Defense Department’s worst enemy: the budget process.

Defense

DOD to Debut Virtual Desktops for Certain Highly Classified Programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.

Tech

The Pentagon Is Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.