Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper is calling on the Department of Defense to create a task force to address the issue of contamination from firefighting foam at over 400 military facilities, Military.com reported Wednesday. Esper stated in a memo that the task force will be led by the assistant secretary of defense for sustainment.Read More »
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has said the service formed in September a new task force that aims to integrate artificial intelligence into the battlefield and business operations, Federal News Network reported Friday. He said in an interview on Ask the CIO that Brig. Gen. Matt Easley, a signal officer, oversees the new AI task force and directly reports to Army Futures Command.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security has established a task force in charge of addressing issues in the global information and communications technology supply chain.
The department said Tuesday the ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force consists of information technology and communications representatives from the public and private sector who will develop practices for resolving supply chain concerns in the long run.
DHS Aims to Address Supply Chain Risks in Federal Acquisition via New Task Force; Chris Krebs Quoted
The Department of Homeland Security’s national risk management center will create a new information and communications technology task force to help address risks to the supply chain, Federal News Network reported Monday. The report said the task force is expected to work on efforts to reduce such risks in the federal acquisition process in 2019.Read More »
Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, said he has formed a special task force that would evaluate threats of Russian attacks in cyberspace, Bloomberg reported Monday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, confirmed the formation of “a Russia Small Group” late …Read More »
Michael Griffin, the Defense Department‘s undersecretary for research and engineering, recently instructed the Defense Science Board to convene a task force that would evaluate the current and long-term abilities of U.S. forces to counter the threat posed by physical as well as digital autonomous systems. The task force must investigate potential …Read More »
Charles Miller, a member of the Trump administration’s NASA transition team, has said the White House is set to clear a set of memos that would set up three task forces that aim to examine various issues related to space commercialization, Space News reported Friday. Miller wrote in a Jan. …Read More »
A new Federal Aviation Administration-formed task force will convene this week to develop requirements and policies for an unmanned aircraft system registration system in the U.S., FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes Earl Lawrence, director of the UAS integration office at FAA, and Google‘s Project Wing lead Dave Vos will serve as co-chairs …Read More »
James Lewis, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said CSIS has formed a task force to examine information technology security challenges facing the U.S. and the impact of government surveillance practices on industry, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes the group also plans to develop …Read More »
The U.S. Navy is soliciting ideas for future designs of small surface vessels and tactical components such as weapons and radars, Defense News reported Wednesday. Christopher Cavas writes the Navy has issued two requests for information as it weighs options for the existing Littoral Combat Ship program. “We’re looking for …Read More »