A task force within the Department of Defense is exploring ways to improve cybersecurity in the industrial base and protect research and development work on military technology and deny adversaries access to such technologies, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday.Read More »
Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense will establish an "intellectual property cadre” to develop policies aimed at protecting the U.S. military’s technologies and ensuring data security by October, the Military website reported Monday.Read More »
Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force and a 2018 Wash100 awardee, warns the service branch must modernize its software acquisition process to keep up with the technological advances of adversaries.
Wilson noted during an Aug. 27th conference that documents such as the U.S. Air Force Weapons Systems Software Management Guidebook contain outdated practices that inhibit modernization, the branch said Thursday.
The U.S. Defense Innovation Board met Monday with the heads of the national security of the U.K. government and industry led by Gavin Williamson the U.K.’s defense secretary, to exchange insights and priorities on the innovation of military technologies. The contingent from the U.S. included heads from businesses, civil society …Read More »
Defense leaders at an Association of the U.S. Army gathering revealed that keeping a watchful eye on the developing situation between Russia and Ukraine in the Crimean region has yielded insights on the strengths of U.S. defense as well as its potential weaknesses, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Brendan McGarry writes …Read More »
The Pentagon’s acquisition chief has released a white paper outlining how the department intends to revamp the way it collaborates with industry on research and development of military platforms, Defense News reported Friday. Paul McLeary writes Frank Kendall — undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics — said the …Read More »