Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

John Hickey: DISA Aims to Attract Silicon Valley Startups

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for ways to have Silicon Valley startup businesses engage in DISA’s procurement processes despite their short venture capital investment cycles, Fedscoop reported Friday. John Hickey, DISA chief information officer, told a media roundtable the agency seeks to harness the potential of startups but the requirement for these companies to show …

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Lawmakers Want DoD Innovation Hub Report Prior to Full Funding Release

The House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel wants the Defense Department to submit a series of reports on its new innovation center before releasing the hub’s full funding, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the House subcommittee released its portion of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, …

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Robert Work: Deep-Learning Tech Can Help Pentagon Target Islamic State Network

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said at a Washington Post-hosted forum Wednesday he believes the Defense Department can better understand and monitor the network of Islamic State militants through the utilization of deep-learning machines. “The momentum against ISIS is more than any other time in our campaign,” he told columnist David Ignatius during an onstage interview at the Post’s Securing Tomorrow …

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Startup Firms Showcase Cyber, Intell Analysis, Unmanned Tech Projects at DoD’s Innovation Hub

Five companies presented multiple technology projects to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and other Defense Department officials during an event held at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental facility in Silicon Valley last week, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes George Duchak, director of the DIUx organization, said entrepreneurs pitched their cybersecurity, intelligence analysis and unmanned technologies …

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Pentagon to Seek Innovation, Organizational Strategies Through New Advisory Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the Defense Department‘s plan to establish an advisory board to help craft technological strategies for DoD to address organizational culture and project management issues. DoD said Wednesday the Defense Innovation Advisory Board will work to identify best practices for iterative product development, data-based decision-making, enterprise information sharing and utilization of mobile and …

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Terry Halvorsen: Trust Key to DoD-Tech Industry Relationships

Terry Halvorsen, the Defense Department‘s chief information officer, believes that DoD and Silicon Valley’s technology community can build a culture of trust through contracting, The Christian Science Monitor reported Thursday. Sara Sorcher writes Halvorsen has reached out to technology companies in the West Coast to encourage them to support cybersecurity …

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