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NSA Moves Mission Data to IC GovCloud Platform; Greg Smithberger Comments

The National Security Agency has started migrating signals intelligence information, foreign surveillance and other intell data into a single classified cloud platform designed to help intelligence community analysts accelerate queries and generate insights from data, Nextgov reported Thursday. Greg Smithberger, chief information officer at NSA, said the IC GovCloud is a …

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Tom Soderstrom: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Uses AI, IoT Applications to Manage Cybersecurity

Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at Amazon Web Services’ Earth and Space Day held Tuesday he predicts new advances in technology will further drive breakthroughs, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Soderstrom told event audience that JPL utilizes artificial intelligence, internet of things devices, chatbots and digital …

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John Sherman on Microsoft Azure’s Addition to Intell Community’s IT Modernization Effort

John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said the inclusion of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform in the IC Information Technology Enterprise reflects his office’s efforts to search for alternative technologies in support of the community’s requirements, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. ICITE is a program that seeks …

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Defense Intelligence Agency Seeks New CTO

The Defense Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a new chief technology officer. The selected candidate will explore technological capabilities in support of DIA’s mission requirements and create implementation roadmaps to facilitate the integration of new capabilities, the agency said in a USAJobs notice posted May 4. The …

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Gina Haspel Confirmed as CIA Director

The Senate voted 54-45 Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel, formerly deputy director of the CIA, as the first female director of the agency, Politico reported Thursday. Haspel will succeed Mike Pompeo, who assumed the secretary of state role in April following his Senate confirmation. She has held various roles at the …

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Justin Poole: NGA Pursues AI, Automation, Augmentation to Address Big Data Challenges

Justin Poole, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA has begun efforts to adopt artificial intelligence, augmentation and automation, also known as the ‘triple A,’ to generate insights from vast amounts of data and address other big data revolution-related challenges faced by the intelligence community, C4ISRNET reported …

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ODNI Report: NSA Collected 534M Call Records in 2017

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its fifth annual report that provides statistics on how frequent the federal government uses national security authorities. ODNI said in the transparency report published Friday that the National Security Agency collected more than 534 million call detail records in 2017, …

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