The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to create new legislation on internet privacy to better secure user data and give the government flexible authority to address evolving consumer concerns and digital threats. GAO issued a report on Wednesday that highlighted the lack of comprehensive internet privacy laws in the U.S.Read More »
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson wants the U.S. Navy to expand wargames to include cyber and information warfare tactics to deter the rapidly changing capabilities of adversaries in the battlefield, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The call comes during the growing efforts of other service branches to incorporate multi-domain operations into their wargaming.Read More »
Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said Congress should reduce the nearly 80 groups of lawmakers that have authority over cyber issues to speed up the decision making process, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He's requested congressional leaders limit the number of committees and create a time frame for how long lawmakers could work on each cyber-related bill.Read More »
Col. Greg Coile, project manager for tactical networks PEO C3T at the U.S. Army, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday about the possible impact of not having a resilient communications network on troops operating in a contested environment. “If you had a platoon or a company that was geographically dispersed, you could lose their ability to communicate higher, lose their situational awareness, lose the ability to call for fires and to get support,” he explained.
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, said the service will continue to focus on cloud migration, workforce development and data security in its information technology modernization efforts in 2019, C4ISRNet reported Sunday. The Air Force has been updating its tactical network over the past 18 months, according to the CIO.Read More »
James Mattis: DoD Initiates Measures to Build Up Lethality, Alliances Under National Defense Strategy
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Pentagon has launched several initiatives to advance the National Defense Strategy’s three lines of effort, Defense.gov reported Saturday. Mattis told the audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that the Defense Department has initiated the recapitalization of the nuclear deterrent in order to increase lethality.
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the U.S. Army has begun to examine each of its programs to prioritize spending and advance modernization, National Defense reported Wednesday. “As pressing as the threat is, we will not be handed a blank check. Fiscal discipline and performance will determine whether we will be able to execute our strategy,” he said Wednesday during his speech at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference.Read More »
The Defense Department has appointed government industry veterans Jim Faist and Milan "Mitch" Nikolich as directors within the newly created research and engineering division, Inside Defense reported Thursday. Faist will oversee hypersonics, autonomy, space and networked command, control and communications areas as director of defense research and engineering for capabilities, a DoD spokeswoman told the publication.Read More »
Michael Brown, former Symantec CEO, has been named managing director of the Defense Innovation Unit. “Mike’s extensive Silicon Valley career speaks for itself, as he has experience in both hardware from his time at Quantum, as well as software at Symantec,” Mike Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said in a statement published Monday.Read More »