Tag Archives: DoD

GSA Updates $4.4B DoD Office 365 BPA Following CMMC Integration; Allen Hill Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) has refined requirements for a potential $4.4 billion Microsoft Office 365 implementation contract as the agency works to integrate Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) into contract language. 

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US, Int’l Military Participants Discuss Multinational AI Cooperation at JAIC-Hosted Meeting

AI

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has conducted an inaugural meeting for the AI Partnership for Defense multinational initiative to help drive the dialogue on AI policies, ethics and best practices. Nations that participated in the meeting include the U.K., Australia, Sweden, South Korea, Denmark, Canada, Estonia, Norway, Japan, France, Finland and Israel.

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DoD’s FY 2020 Financial Audit Reports 530 Resolved Issues; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist

The Department of Defense's (DoD) fiscal year 2020 audit of financial statements has found that its organizations resolved 530 findings from the FY 2019 audit and addressed challenges despite COVID-19 disruptions. Four audits are currently in progress and are slated to conclude between Dec. 15, 2020, and March 25, 2021.

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Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes Nominated as Deputy CNO for Warfighting Development

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes, commander of the Navy Personnel Command, has been nominated to serve as deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting development within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He assumed his current post in March 2018. Hughes joined the service in 1989 as a naval aviator. 

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Peter Ranks: DoD Information Enterprise Office Explores Intersection of DevOps, Cybersecurity

Peter Ranks

Peter Ranks, deputy chief information officer for Information Enterprise at the Department of Defense (DoD), said his office will help DoD track its cybersecurity progress when implementing DevOps software development practices. DoD designated the program as one of its enterprise service providers for DevSecOps in May 2020 to take security measures into consideration throughout the software development process. 

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Analyst Brad Curran: DoD to Increase AI Investments

AI Investments

Brad Curran, industry principal for aerospace, defense and security at Frost and Sullivan, said he expects Department of Defense (DoD) to increase artificial intelligence spending on a faster rate compared to other information technology investments. The military areas including maintenance, logistics and intelligence use AI for predictive analytics, Curran noted.

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ODNI Names Matthew Kozma as IC CIO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Matthew Kozma

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has selected Matthew Kozma to assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) of the intelligence community (IC), FedScoop reported on Friday. Kozma will succeed John Sherman, who left to join the DoD as principal deputy CIO in July. La’Naia Jones has served as acting CIO since Sherman’s departure.

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Pentagon Officials on Use of AI, Machine Learning at Tactical Edge; Alan Hansen Quoted

AI Research

Department of Defense (DoD) officials highlighted at various events the capability of artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies to automate the decision-making process for warfighters at the tactical edge. Alan Hansen, chief of intelligence systems and processing at the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, cited the immediate need for AI, machine learning and other technologies at the edge.  

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Navy, DoD Senior Leaders Talk Accelerating Zero-Trust Efforts to Support Telework Needs; Brandon Iske Quoted

Zero-Trust

Officials from the U.S. Navy and two Department of Defense (DoD) units have said that the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting need for telework drove a renewed push for zero-trust implementation. DDS operates a Commercial Cloud Computing Office that works to provide cloud resources to DoD organizations, according to the report.

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