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House Armed Services Committee Suggests Establishment of AI Support Council

The House Armed Services Committee has suggested the establishment of an artificial intelligence support council under a recent draft of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, C4ISRNet reported. Once approved, the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Policy and Oversight Council will be formed to supervise development of research and applications supporting the Defense Department‘s …

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DISA to Update Optical Transport Platform of Defense Information Systems Network

The Defense Information Systems Agency will update the Defense Information Systems Network ‘s current packet-optical transport platform that provides a capacity of 10 gigabytes per second in aims to address growing bandwidth demands. DISA said Wednesday the Next Generation Optical Transport network upgrade project is intended to provide bandwidths with capacities of …

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo Nominated Joint Staff CIO

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, to be CIO at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Shwedo will also serve as JCS director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber, the Defense Department said Wednesday. As USAF CIO, he oversees portfolio management, enterprise architecture …

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Col. David Robinson: DIUx Programs Offer Collaboration Opportunity for Defense Firms

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental encourages defense companies to work with nontraditional contractors through the organization’s technology development programs, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. DIUx has awarded 67 contracts over the past three years and majority of the contract awards went to companies that do not generally function as government contractors. The …

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DISA Develops, Implements Application for Automated Authorization of System Access Requests

The Defense Information Systems Agency has developed and implemented a program to automate the authorization of systems access requests. DISA’s Ecosystem Cyber Services Line of Business created the System Access Management application in aims to automate the process for the Defense Department‘s Form 2875: System Authorization Access Request, the agency said …

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DoD Seeks to Accelerate Warfighter Data Access With Cloud Tech

Defense Department officials have said they believe an enterprise-wide cloud computing platform can help U.S. warfighters receive mission-critical data faster, DoD news reported Tuesday. John Gibson II, chief management officer of the DoD, told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon that data accessibility, timeliness and security are key to gain a competitive …

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DoD Seeks Public Comments on Guidance for Unclassified Information

The Defense Department has requested public insight on its draft procurement guidance that requires the adoption of a National Institute of Standards and Technology rule that safeguards controlled unclassified information in non-federal systems and organizations. The Defense Acquisition Regulations Systems said in a Federal Register notice posted Tuesday DoD drafted …

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