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Forcepoint’s George Kamis: Military Should Operationalize Data With Cross-Domain Technologies

George Kamis, chief technology officer for global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday how cross-domain technologies could help the U.S. military operationalize and make data available at all classification levels and to international mission partners.

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Army Eyes New Techs to Modernize Base Ops, Maintenance

The U.S. Army issued a solicitation of industry feedback on the service’s plan to apply emerging technologies to modernize military bases, Federal News Network reported Friday. The service held an industry day to discuss the “installations of the future” concept, which aims to improve operations, maintenance and resilience of bases amid the growing threats of natural disasters, cyber attacks and other risks. 

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Mike Pence: Trump Admin Working With Congress to Establish Space Force

Vice President Mike Pence told attendees at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C. that the proposed space force will “soon be a reality,” National Defense magazine reported Monday. Pence, also the chairman of the National Space Council, noted that the Trump administration is working with Congress to stand up the sixth military branch.

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DoD Takes New Look on How to Secure Defense Industrial Base

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and Wash100 Award winner, announced new efforts to improve how the Pentagon will identify the companies at risk of cyber attacks, USNI News reported Friday. “So what I’ve mandated is, this year we will come up with a National Cybersecurity Standard with metrics, and we will develop third-party independent auditors who can go and audit against those cybersecurity standards,” she said at a recent U.S. Naval Institute meeting.

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Sandia Nat’l Labs Developing AI Capabilities for Hypersonic Vehicles

The Department of Energy's Sandia National Labs is working to integrate automated technology into hypersonic vehicles to support flight and mission planning and improve aircraft survivability, National Defense reported Thursday. Alex Roesler, deputy director of Sandia's integrated military systems center, said that automating mission and flight planning for hypersonic aircraft would accelerate testing operations that normally require extensive expert input and take weeks to plan during the U.S. Army’s Mad Scientist event in Texas.

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USCYBERCOM Shifts Focus to Interagency, International Collaboration

U.S. Cyber Command is focusing on how to help other federal government components address cyber threats from foreign adversaries, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Timothy Haugh, leader of USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force, said that mission outcomes depend on how the country aids foreign and domestic industry partners in protecting national assets during a recent Atlantic Council event. 

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Steven Walker Discusses DARPA’s Acquisition Proces

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday about DARPA’s use of other transaction authorities in its artificial intelligence program. Walker, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said DARPA plans to continue using OTAs in other technology initiatives to speed up the acquisition process.

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Navy, Marines Test New Information Warfare Techs at ANTX West

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps concluded the exercise ANTX West 2019 exploring how both services could integrate new information warfare technologies into operations in the field, USNI News reported Friday. The 10-day event at the Navy’s offshore San Clemente Island ranges and in San Diego laboratories and facilities involved nearly 60 defense contractors, tech companies, military laboratories and members of the academia.

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STRATCOM Head Says Navy Subs Could Carry New Low Yield Nuclear Missiles

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said the Navy intends to equip its submarines with the future low-yield nuclear missiles replacing large weapons that adversaries could easily detect, USNI News reported Thursday. “We’ll actually remove big weapons from the submarines and put small ones in,” Hyten told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “We think that smaller yield actually gives us a better chance to deter our primary adversary.”

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