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GAO: DOD Must Work on Including Weapons Cybersecurity Requirements in Contracts

Cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Defense (DOD) must issue guidance on how to incorporate cybersecurity requirements for weapon systems into contracts. The watchdog noted that a DOD official has reported a need for the department to standardize its requirements for cybersecurity and improve how it communicates such requirements.

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DOE Allots $115M for New Wave of Small Business-Led Clean Energy Research; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will award $115 million to small businesses for research and development projects on clean energy. Interested parties may apply for these awards under DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The funds will support research on a range of clean energy topics, including renewable energy, grid modernization and carbon removal. 

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Bipartisan Senators Call for Interagency Group to Drive Allied Efforts on Emerging Technologies

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A bipartisan group of senators have introduced new legislation to establish an alliance between democratic nations against authoritarian regimes like the Chinese Communist Party. The interagency office will allocate $5 billion for an International Technology Partnership Fund for joint research efforts between U.S. and allied agencies, technology companies, universities and other stakeholders in addition to providing funding for third-country industries.

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Thomas Wingfield, DoD Cyber Official, Discusses Cyber, information Integration

Thomas Wingfield

Thomas Wingfield, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy in the Trump administration, said that the Department of Defense (DoD) should work to align cyberspace and emerging operations within the larger information environment. “If cyber as a domain is in its adolescence, then information is surely in its infancy,” Wingfield said. 

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Colin Kahl, DoD Undersecretary for Policy, Pushes Network Resiliency

Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl, the Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) undersecretary for policy, said that he would drive network resiliency to combat the increase in cyberattacks during his confirmation hearing. Kahl added that DoD has to be able to quickly repair and harden vulnerabilities in its networks. 

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DARPA STITCHES Program to Deliver Data Sharing Capabilities for JADC2; Tim Grayson Quoted

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) System-of-systems Technology Integration Tool Chain for Heterogeneous Electronic Systems (STITCHES) program has been developed to create networks via self-writing software to deliver broad support to the military services. “We are getting tremendous pull and demand for it,” Tim Grayson, director of the Strategic Technology Office at DARPA said. 

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Kristen Baldwin on How Air Force Advances Digital Engineering

Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, said the service is applying digital engineering to speed up the development of new platforms and an example of that is the T-7A trainer aircraft. Baldwin said the Air Force is working with industry and pursuing efforts to develop a “digital stack of models and infrastructure.

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DARPA to Host Proposers Day for ‘Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance’ Program; Bruce Draper Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will hold a Proposers Day on March 18th for a program that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-enabled assistants that could help human users carry out complex tasks, minimize errors and expand their skillsets. The Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance program intends to explore advances in augmented reality for human-computer interfaces and deep learning for speech and video analysis.

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NSA, CISA Recommend Use of Protective DNS Service to Enhance Internet’s Resilience

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The National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) highlighted in a recently released cybersecurity information sheet the importance of implementing a Protective Domain Name System service to enhance internet defense against cyber attacks. The NSA pilot was launched in partnership with the Cyber Crime Center of the Department of Defense.

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