Technology

Charles Brandon: Army’s CPI Office Leverages Data, Analytics to Speed Up Acquisition

Charles Brandon

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Brandon, director for continuous process improvement at the U.S. Army’s office of business transformation, said the use of data and analytics and adoption of a collaborative approach helped reduce the service’s procurement acquisition lead time and address the backlog of approximately 14K cases at the Army Review Boards Agency, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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Army Adopts New Strategy for OMFV Combat Vehicle Program

The U.S. Army’s G-8 collected feedback from industry and government partners and incorporated some of the lessons learned from the initial solicitation to come up with a new strategy for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, which is expected to replace the service’s Bradley fighting vehicles starting fiscal year 2028, the service reported Friday.

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NSA Warns of Cyber Vulnerability in Email Transfer Software

NSA

The National Security Agency has identified a vulnerability that Russian cyber actors take advantage of to attack mail transfer networks. Sandworm Team, a Russian military group, has exploited the CVE-2019-10149 vulnerability found in the Exim software that Linux and Unix systems use as a mail transfer agent, NSA said Thursday.

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Gen. John Murray: Army Launches Initiatives to Advance AI Throughout the Force

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commander of Army Futures Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Army is introducing three initiatives to help warfighters maintain their edge in the field of artificial intelligence, Defense News reported Wednesday. One of the efforts is a masters program, which will be offered through Carnegie Mellon University to teach warrant officers and noncommissioned officers about AI.

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Michael Kratsios on G7’s Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on The Wall Street Journal about the launch of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence by tech ministers of the Group of Seven, an international economic organization composed of seven countries.

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