Tag Archives: Pentagon

DoD OIG Evaluates Pentagon Components’ Cyber Vulnerability Mitigation Measures in Follow-up Audit


The Department of Defense's office of the inspector general has found in its follow-up audit that DoD components failed to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities in a consistent manner because they were not able to evaluate the impact of such vulnerabilities on their mission.

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DoD to Announce Nine Acquisition Programs for Software Appropriations Pilot; Ellen Lord Quoted

The Department of Defense (DoD) is preparing nine procurement programs for a pilot program to test a concept that seeks to speed up software development and deployment using a new congressional appropriations category dedicated to software, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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DoD Kicks Off Hypersonic Industrial Base Study; Mark Lewis Quoted

The Department of Defense has begun a study to identify weaknesses in the industrial base for the development of hypersonic weapons, Defense News reported MondayMark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said he and Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, are leading a new “hypersonic war room” tasked with identifying “critical nodes” in the supply chain.

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Report: Pentagon’s JAIC Taps Alka Patel to Lead AI Ethical Principles Implementation

The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has appointed Alka Patel, a member of JAIC’s strategic engagement and policy team since January, to lead the implementation of its new ethical principles for the use of AI in combat, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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Stacy Bostjanick: DoD Eyes Completion of Cyber Certification Training, Assessment Guides in March

Stacy Bostjanick, director of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification policy office within the office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said the first batch of third-party assessment organizations should be available by late summer and that the Pentagon intends to finalize the assessment and training guides for CMMC in March, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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