Tag Archives: DoD

Nand Mulchandani on JAIC’s Efforts to Counter Adversarial AI

Nand Mulchandani

Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC is working on new approaches on how model and data sharing could come up with a manifest that helps counter cyber attacks that try to hinder or confuse algorithms when it comes to releasing sensitive data.

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Dewberry Enters Mentor/Protégé Relationship with GKY Under SBA Program; Phil Thiel Quoted

Phil Thiel

Dewberry has entered into a formal mentor/protégé relationship with GKY,  a national leader in water resources engineering, under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor/Protégé Program, Dewberry reported on Thursday. The program will run for a duration of three years and be complete in 2023. 

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Katie Arrington: CMMC Requirements Open to Changes as DoD Factors in Public Comments

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the requirements and other elements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program could still change as the Department of Defense assesses the public comments submitted through the end of November, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Joseph Evans on Making 5G Work on Battlefields Overseas

Joseph Evans

Dr. Joseph Evans, principal director for 5G within the office of the undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense (DoD), said that U.S. military looking to use 5G networks on battlefields abroad may consider adopting commercial 5G, and select components that could be integrated into military tactical networks overseas.

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Nand Mulchandani on JAIC’s Joint Warfighting Mission Initiative

Nand Mulchandani

Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC considers the joint warfighting mission initiative as its flagship product and is working to identify ways to transform how the country will go to war. He also discussed the impact of a continuing resolution on JAIC’s joint warfighting programs. 

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Military Approaches Industry for Help to Address Small Drone Threats; Col. Greg Soule Quoted

Col. Greg Soule

The Department of Defense (DoD) has engaged with numerous industry partners in a recent event to address the growing amount of potentially threatening drones in U.S. airspace. DoD administered an Industry Open House event last Friday to discuss the development of a common architecture for countering small unmanned aircraft

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Ellen Lord: Acquisition Policy Rewrite Could Help DoD Address Sustainment Concerns With Hypersonics

Ellen Lord

The Department of Defense has updated its acquisition policy to help speed up the delivery of hypersonic weapons to warfighters. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, discussed how the 5000 series rewrite could help address sustainment concerns for such weapons systems, DoD News reported Friday.

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Jeff Kleck: DIU Helps Air Force Develop Cyber Tool Using AI, Machine Learning

Jeff Gleck

Jeff Kleck, director of the cyber portfolio at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), said DIU is working with the U.S. Air Force under an other transaction agreement (OTA) to develop software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help speed up cyber threat detection, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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GSA, DoD Re-Award $4.4B DEOS BPA to CSRA; Dana Deasy, Emily Murphy Quoted

Dana Deasy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Defense have re-awarded the approximate $4.4 billion, ten-year Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to CSRA, with Contractor Teaming Partners Dell Marketing L.P. and Minburn Technology Group. “DEOS is a key part of the Department’s Digital Modernization Strategy," said DoD CIO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, Dana Deasy.

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Dave Spirk: DoD’s Data Strategy Focuses on Warfighters, Decision-Makers

Dave Spirk

Dave Spirk, chief data officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD’s new Data Strategy focuses on the needs of service personnel and senior leaders involved in decision-making. DoD released in early October 2020 the Data Strategy to help the department transform into a data-centric organization that considers data as a strategic resource. 

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