Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

Race to Lead AI

A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.” The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

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AI Commission Seeks Comments on How Gov’t Should Engage With Industry to Back Commercial Innovation

NSCAI

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has asked small and medium sized companies for feedback on how the government should work with the private sector to advance commercial AI innovation. A request for comments posted Wednesday on Federal Register says NSCAI will use the responses as it works on a final report slated for release in March 2021.

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Lt. Gen. William Liquori: Space Force Budget Should Cover Nat’l Security, Collaborative Efforts

Lt. Gen. William Liquori

Lt. Gen. William Liquori, deputy chief of Space Operations for strategy, plans, programs, requirements and analysis, has said that expanding space domain access is key to fortifying national security while ensuring scientific and economic leadership. Liquori said that the U.S. Space Force is working to defend the nation and its allies’ “freedom of action” while protecting space commerce. 

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Noblis Acquires Cloud, Analytics Capabilities of Inductive Minds; Amr ElSawy, John Walker Quoted

Amr ElSawy

Noblis has acquired the cloud and analytics capabilities of Inductive Minds, an expert provider of cloud hosting, systems engineering and analytic services to federal government clients, to enhance Noblis’ portfolio of Department of Defense (DoD) and national security expertise, Noblis reported on Tuesday. Noblis’ purchase will advance its support of intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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FCC Identifies Telecom Carriers Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment in Networks; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified telecommunications carriers and their affiliates that have reported using equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE in their networks and found that removing or replacing those equipment could cost all identified service providers about $1.8 billion.

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Trusted Capital Marketplace Helps Safeguard Defense Supply Chain From Adversarial Capital

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in a National Defense article published Sunday about the Trusted Capital Marketplace and how the public-private partnership helps bolster the defense supply chain and protects it from adversarial capital.

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FCC Advances Secure Networks Act Implementation

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started integrating into its supply chain rulemaking proceeding provisions of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act in an effort to safeguard the country’s communications infrastructure from security threats.

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