Tag Archives: Defense Department

HHS, DoD Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) have published strategic documents that represent how the Trump administration plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy directs the government to engage with local communities, quickly distribute vaccines, safely administer supply availability and track programmatic data for the distribution effort. 

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Mark Esper: 5G Key to Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain C2

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the development of 5G will play a key role in DoD’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept. “This technology can enhance something as simple as virtual reality training or as ambitious as the connectivity of systems for JADC2,” Esper said. 

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Keith Nakasone: GSA Integrates Cyber, Supply Chain Risk Mgmt Requirements Into Contracts

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone, deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) at the General Services Administration (GSA), said GSA’s office of ITC is adding supply chain risk management and cybersecurity requirements to old and new federal contracts to ensure that vendors comply with certain requirements.

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Dave Spirk on Pentagon’s Upcoming Data Strategy Backing Joint Warfighting Approach

Dave Spirk

Dave Spirk, chief data officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD’s upcoming data strategy will back a “joint warfighting” approach to data use, management and collection. He said DoD will use a “hub-and-spoke” model to support the data strategy and recognize data literacy throughout the Department of Defense.

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DoD Partners With National Governors Association to Support Defense Economy

NGA

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have partnered to boost the defense industrial base's economic performance. DoD's Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) will work with NGA 's best practices center to help states form strategies for economic and industrial resiliency in the defense sector.

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Mark Lewis: AI to Advance Human-Machine Teaming

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said he believes artificial intelligence will help advance human-machine teaming. Lewis commented on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) AlphaDogfight Trials in which a Heron Systems-developed AI ‘pilot’on an F-16 Viper jet

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JAIC, Deloitte Work on Cloud-Based AI Development Space; Nand Mulchandani Quoted

Nand Mulchandani

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is working with Deloitte to develop a prototype of a cloud platform that could enable developers to create uses for AI under an $80 million contract awarded in August 2020. Mulchandani said the JCF will accommodate open-source platforms and other development tools.

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Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh: US Must Prepare for Info-Driven Warfighting Operations

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, commander of 16th Air Force, has said that forces need to eliminate “geographic bias” and consider location-based threats despite operating in the space of cyber domains. Haugh told attendees at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit that adversaries like China and Russia deploy tactics such as influencing various regions through information-based or nonkinetic capabilities

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Lt. Gen. William Liquori: Space Force Budget Should Cover Nat’l Security, Collaborative Efforts

Lt. Gen. William Liquori

Lt. Gen. William Liquori, deputy chief of Space Operations for strategy, plans, programs, requirements and analysis, has said that expanding space domain access is key to fortifying national security while ensuring scientific and economic leadership. Liquori said that the U.S. Space Force is working to defend the nation and its allies’ “freedom of action” while protecting space commerce. 

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