Cybersecurity

Hardening smartphones for secure facilities

The Defense Information Systems Agency is testing whether the SafeCase, which blocks a phone’s cameras, sensors and microphones, will make the personal devices secure enough to bring into areas where classified information is processed.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Marines' future: Fewer tanks, more resilient IT

The Marine Corps wants future-proof information technologies that can survive and perform tasks like data analytics uninterrupted in remote, contested environments.

Cybersecurity

Agencies stress workflow, cyber basics in telework blitz

As government employees move to remote work, agencies’ network infrastructure and security defenses are feeling the pressure.

Pentagon outlines AI ethics principles

The guidance calls for AI use and adoption that is responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable.

Emerging Tech

Army plans AR headset rollout

The Integrated Visual Augmentation System can run augmented reality training, assess soldiers’ biometrics and performance and connect to a warfighter’s weapon sensor.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI delay pushes back classified cloud provisioning

When a federal court hit the brakes on the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program, it also slowed the testing and rollout of a new system that automates user authentication and security auditing for classified provisioning.

Army automates job matching

Automation and deeper data on candidate qualifications is helping the Army better match an officer's talents and interests with a unit's staffing requirements.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Army takes training for a spin in tactical cloud

The Army is leveraging its experimental tactical cloud for virtual training, a solution that eliminates the hassles of in-person education and has the potential to save money.

Cybersecurity

DOD issues cyber standards for contractors

On Jan 31, the Pentagon released the official version 1.0 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, requiring any company doing business with the Department of Defense meet "at least a basic level of cybersecurity standards."

Data & Analytics

WMD management complicated by data challenges

A common data architecture will help the military make sense of the massive amounts of data collected via disparate systems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD makes plans to support emerging tech on base

The Pentagon wants to take advantage of emerging technologies, but lawmakers raised concerns that the military's base and depot infrastructure may be challenged to support that innovation.

Cloud & Infrastructure

FedRAMP may satisfy some security requirements for DOD contractors, security chief says

To ease the transition to its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program for defense contractors, the Pentagon is considering granting reciprocity to vendors with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

Cybersecurity

DISA edges toward mobile authentication

The Defense Information Systems Agency hopes to have a viable mobile authentication alternative to the common access card in the next year.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DISA pushing apps to MilCloud 2.0

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved nearly 30 of its own unclassified applications to MilCloud 2.0 and plans to begin migrations to the classified version later this year.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI delays slow DOD modernization

Delays to the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program could slow the Defense Department's work with artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies and damage military readiness.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Esper recuses himself from JEDI decisions

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will not be making decisions on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract because his son works at one of the original bidders.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Army plans cloud management office

The Army is setting up a "provisional" enterprise cloud management office to oversee its cloud initiatives and assist in migrations and training, the Army's CIO said.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Information-age Army depends on cloud, data investments

The Army wants to spend $700 million on cloud and data by 2025, but a lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud contract is a concern.

Emerging Tech

Adaptive controllers put injured vets back in the game

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to use adaptive controllers in gaming sessions designed to assist mental and physical rehabilitation and improve socialization for veterans with limited mobility.

GSA, DOD partner on AI Center of Excellence

The General Services Administration is partnering with Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to accelerate government's use of artificial intelligence.

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