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  • International

    September 2018

    Study: China Pursuing ‘Quantum Supremacy'

    By Mandy Mayfield
    China is poised to leap ahead of the United States in the race to develop quantum technology, according to a new report released Sept. 13.
  • Infotech

    September 2018

    U.S. Winning Supercomputer Race, For Now

    With the unveiling of Summit — which has a peak performance of 200 petaflops, or 200,000 trillion calculations per second — the United States is once again in possession of the world’s speediest supercomputer.
  • Cybersecurity

    September 2018

    Small Contractors Struggle with Cyber Rules

    By Corbin Evans
    Clear policy drives effective implementation. Conversely, complex, opaque policy frequently leads to confusion and lack of compliance. Unfortunately, complexity and lack of understanding limit the Defense Department’s efforts to enhance cybersecurity in its supply chain.
  • Defense Department

    September 2018

    DoD Policy Memorandum Rejects ‘Sweeps’ Data

    By John Chierichella and Keith Szeliga
    Complying with the Truth in Negotiations Act, 10 U.S.C. § 2306a, just became a whole lot harder for defense contractors.
  • Emerging Technologies

    August 2018

    Booz Allen Wins $885 Million AI Contract

    Booz Allen Hamilton was recently awarded a major contract to develop new machine learning techniques for the government.
  • Emerging Technologies

    August 2018

    Algorithmic Warfare: Google Versus The Pentagon, The Fallout

    Current and former Pentagon officials are worried that Google’s withdrawal from Project Maven — one of the Defense Department’s most high-profile artificial intelligence efforts — could have disastrous effects.
  • Research and Development

    August 2018

    IARPA-Funded Initiatives Could Thwart Biothreats

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has enlisted Ginkgo Bioworks — a Boston-based synthetic DNA company — in several initiatives meant to get ahead of potential biological threats such as infectious disease outbreaks or even bioterrorism.
  • Cybersecurity

    July 2018

    Some FAQs Answered About the New Cybersecurity Rule

    By Townsend L. Bourne
    The majority of Defense Department contractors no doubt by now have drafted and populated a system security plan in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement cybersecurity provisions, which require implementation of the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171.
  • Budget

    June 2018

    ‘Incredible Interest’ in Cloud Computing Program

    The Pentagon has been flooded by responses to solicitations for a major cloud computing effort that could be worth billions of dollars to industry.
  • Cybersecurity

    June 2018

    CNO Richardson Addresses Suspected Chinese Cybersecurity Breach

    The Defense Department is assessing the damage caused by a suspected Chinese breach into a Navy contractor’s network that may have exposed reams of sensitive data, officials said June 14.
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