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  • Cyber

    November 2018

    Cybersecurity Market Poised for Further Growth

    The Defense Department is expected to significantly boost investment in cybersecurity technology over the next five years, according to a recent study.
  • Cybersecurity

    November 2018

    The Nexus Between Cyber and Ethics

    By Brian E. Sweeney
    In September, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan commented that the Pentagon intends to hold industry accountable for improved cybersecurity, and in that regard “we’re in a new world.”
  • Cyber

    November 2018

    Analysts Laud New Federal Cyber Strategies

    With high-tech adversaries increasingly targeting U.S. government networks, two recently released cybersecurity strategies are a step in the right direction, experts have said. The National Cyber Strategy and a summary of the Defense Department’s Cyber Strategy were both released in September. The documents provided high-level objectives for the Pentagon and other federal agencies to better wrap their arms around cybersecurity issues.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    September 2018

    DARPA Spending $2 Billion to Advance AI Technologies

    The Defense Research Projects Agency will spend $2 billion over the next five years on the “AI Next” program to advance the science of artificial intelligence, its director announced Sept. 7, the final day of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration.
  • 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.
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