Tag Archives: commercial technology

Christopher Scolese: Commercial Systems Part of NRO’s Space Architecture

Christopher Scolese

Christopher Scolese, director of the National Reconnaissance Office and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he expects commercial technology to play an important role in the agency's future space architecture as the threat landscape continues to evolve. “We're making architectural changes to improve resiliency, increase capacity and capabilities, and ensure the delivery of NRO mission-essential functions," Scolese said.

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Dawn Meyerriecks: CIA Eyes Industry Partnership to Advance Tech Adoption

Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of science and technology at the CIA, said the agency aims to be an “early adopter” and partner to industry when it comes to new commercial technology platforms, FCW reported Thursday. She pointed to budget constraints and China’s increased focus on tech research and development as some of the factors that have altered the way the CIA explores new tech capabilities. 

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Defense Innovation Board Vows Continued Support for Pentagon Under Trump Administration

A majority of Defense Innovation Board members have pledged to stay within the organization and continue to assist the Defense Department under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta reports Eric Schmidt, chairman of the Defense Innovation Board, said at a public event Monday that none of the current …

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DoD, DIUx Eye Innovation, Dual-Use Tech Through Partnership With Silicon Valley

Officials of the Defense Department and its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental pilot program met earlier this week to discuss focus areas for their efforts to boost innovation and government-industry technology partnerships, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall, DIUx military …

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Report: Senate’s 2016 NDAA Version Contains DoD Acquisition Reforms

Provisions in the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contain a series of changes to the Defense Department‘s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes that amendments submitted by the Senate Armed Services Committee work to decentralize acquisition program authority to the service chiefs, while the Office of the …

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