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DoD Cybersecurity Program Marketplace Goes Live

Cyber Diplomacy

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (AB) has created an online repository of contact details of consultancies and professionals that can offer assistance to contractors who want to meet the Department of Defense's (DoD) cyber readiness assessment process. The CMMC-AB Marketplace currently lists 149 cybersecurity practitioners, 123 registered provider organizations and 74 provisional assessors.

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JAIC’s Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: More Computing Capacity Needed to Advance AI

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said he believes access to more computers and other resources could help JAIC accelerate efforts to exploit DoD’s large datasets and bring AI tools to warfighters faster. Groen said he believes AI could help combatant commanders make decisions on the battlefield and transform DoD’s strategies, planning and operations.

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DoD Funds Projects to Address Defense Industry Manufacturing Gaps

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued awards worth almost $27 million for nine projects that will prototype manufacturing technologies in support of the defense industrial base. The investment supports the National Imperative for Industrial Skills initiative that aims to address the engineering skills gap currently in the defense industry. 

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall Offers Update on Joint All-Domain C2 Strategy

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, director for command, control, communications and computers on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Staff, said the strategy for the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative is approximately 80 percent complete and is expected to lay out nine to 11 lines of effort to help come up with a lexicon for multidomain combat systems and doctrines. 

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DOD’s Thomas Wingfield Warns Against Cyberattacks, Highlights Need for Cyber Resilience

Thomas Wingfield

Thomas Wingfield, deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Defense (DoD), has flagged the increasing risk of successful cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies, and warned that the Pentagon's cyber force is "not enough." He said that cyber resilience can be achieved through collaboration among leaders, "who understand the promise and pitfalls of technology."

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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force’s Budget to Rise in Coming Years

Lt. Gen. John Thompson

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said the U.S. Space Force expects to see its budget increase in the next few years as the Department of Defense (DoD) prioritizes spending on space platforms. The new service branch is working on budget requests for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. 

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GAO: DIA Needs Robust Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Intell Repository Modernization Program

Defense

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to establish a strategy for coordinating with the intelligence community and other stakeholders on the development of its new data-management system. GAO said Thursday that DIA is yet to provide a plan for ongoing stakeholder coordination in line with the development of the Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System (MARS). 

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Bill Lietzau: DCSA Adds More Mission Areas to Advance Security Clearance Transformation

Bill Lietzau

Bill Lietzau, director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), said DCSA hired at least 100 additional employees and added more mission areas at the start of fiscal year 2021 as part of its security clearance transformation efforts. Those IT systems include the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) legacy platform for processing security clearances. 

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Select Committee Offers Recommendations for Using Cloud to Help Advance AI Research

AI User Trust

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has issued a report outlining four recommendations for how the federal government can help improve the use of cloud computing resources in support of federally funded research-and-development work on AI. Those recommendations are launching and supporting pilot projects to explore the challenges and advantages related to the use of commercial cloud platforms in conducting AI research. 

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Pentagon Eyes Trusted Capital Marketplace Launch in December

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said she expects the Department of Defense to launch in December 2020 a marketplace project meant to protect the defense industrial base and U.S. technologies from adversarial capital. The Trusted Capital Marketplace project is the Pentagon’s response to a congressional mandate.

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