Tag Archives: DoD

US Army, Howard University Introduce AI Research Hub

AI

The U.S. Army partnered with Howard University to launch a facility that will study and develop artificial intelligence-based technologies for multidomain military operations and civilian applications. The Department of Defense (DoD)  invested $7.5 million for the research center. The center will be led by Howard’s Prof. Danda B. Rawat, professor of computer science and director of Howard’s Data Science & Cybersecurity Center.

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Report: Army, Northrop Await Production Approval for Battle Command System

IBCS Testing

A U.S. Army spokesperson said documents that will inform the Department of Defense's Milestone C decision on an air defense command-and-control weapon system Northrop Grumman is developing for the service branch are in the final review stage, Defense News reported Tuesday. The report noted administrative challenges have caused delays in DoD's production approval process related to the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System program.

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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

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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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Amentum Selected for $95M TRSS IDIQ Contract; Jill Bruning Quoted

Jill Bruning

Amentum has been selected for the seven year, $95 million, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) Tenant Renovation for Secure Spaces (TRSS) contract vehicle. “Amentum is looking forward to supporting the Army Corps of Engineers through the task orders we secure under TRSS,” said Jill Bruning, executive vice president and general manager of Amentum’s IS4 strategic business unit and 2016 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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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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Amentum Closes Acquisition of DynCorp; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has closed the acquisition of DynCorp International, a provider of aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions, worldwide. “The addition of DynCorp International will make us a powerhouse with an enduring mission focus and market-leading positions in several key areas,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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SPA Wins SAIC Subcontract to Support US Navy Advanced Hypersonic Technologies; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has been awarded a subcontract on Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) five-year, $63.5 million prime contract to support the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Hypersonic Technologies. The U.S. Navy will develop Advanced Hypersonic Technologies through the Global Deterrence and Defense Department (Code GX) at the NSWC in Crane, Indiana.

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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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