Tag Archives: Defense One Tech Summit

Mieke Eoyang: DOD Encourages Contractors to Adopt Stronger Cybersecurity

Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Cyber Policy, said the Pentagon wants to help its industrial partners bolster their own cybersecurity efforts. Eoyang said at the Defense One Tech Summit that defense contractors must apply multi-factor authentication, get help from cyber companies or implement other cybersecurity best practices to boost cyber resiliency.

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Kathleen Hicks: DOD Requests Budget Centered on Tech Innovation

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, the deputy secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the Pentagon's defense budget request features many experimentation projects across the service branches. Hicks said virtually at the recent Defense One Tech Summit that the Department of Defense wants to realize concepts in various areas such as data, artificial intelligence and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). 

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USMC in Discussions to Adopt Hypersonic Weaponry

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps may follow the other service branches in using hypersonic weapons, in favor of a speed-focused operational concept, USNI News reported Thursday. Mike White, assistant director for hypersonics at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, said in an online event that USMC's battlefield agility makes the service a good candidate for hypersonics implementation.

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Sue Gordon: Intell Community Should Expand AI Adoption to Accelerate Data Analysis

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the intelligence community is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to accelerate data analysis, facilitate the decision-making process and keep ahead of adversaries, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We are going to have to make machines integrated into all our processes,” she said Thursday at the Defense One Tech Summit.

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In the News: Brig.- Gen. Mark A. Baird

Space could be a battleground. This idea is more or less a commentary on the current state of emerging affairs in aerospace; if we are to maintain our presence in space, we need some conscientious brand of ‘space situational awareness’ that all the players around the table can agree on. …

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Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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