Tag Archives: weapon systems

Navy Plans Hypersonic Missile Tests With Zumwalt Ship; Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener Quoted

Roy Kitchener

Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, commander of Naval Surface Forces, said the U.S. Navy wants to perform on-ship tests of hypersonic missiles and other new weapon systems. Kitchener said the same day there are plans to test the Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic boost-glide missile's performance from the USS Zumwalt guided-missile destroyer.

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


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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DIA Works on New Tool to Help Military Utilize Big Data

The Defense Intelligence Agency is developing a new data analytics tool to help federal analysts and planners better collect and analyze big data for intelligence and understand operations of adversaries. The Machine-Assisted Analytic Rapid-Repository System utilizes cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning to modernize existing military databases, DIA said Thursday

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GAO: DoD Tech Acquisition Costs Increased Despite Major Reforms

The Government Accountability Office found that the Pentagon continues increasing its spending on new weapons capabilities despite recent major acquisition reforms aiming to limit cost growth in the agency’s modernization efforts. GAO issued Tuesday its annual assessment of the Department of Defense’s tech spending in the past two years. 

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Navy Planning to Develop Multi-Domain Offensive Strike Missiles

The U.S. Navy issued a written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee stating plans to integrate multi-domain capabilities into its next-generation offensive missiles, USNI News reported Monday. The Navy’s Offensive Missile Strategy succeeds the Cruise Missile Strategy and includes non-nuclear offensive strike missiles with a capacity of over 50 nautical miles.

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Robert Work on DoD’s Use of AI in Weapons Development

Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, said DoD is “absolutely unapologetic” about efforts to advance the development of artificial intelligence-based weapons, Nextgov reported Wednesday. “If we’re going to succeed against a competitor like China that’s all in on this competition … we’re going to have to grasp the inevitability of AI,” Work said Wednesday at an AFCEA event.

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GAO: Sustained Momentum in Identifying, Implementing Initiatives Key to Uphold Weapon System Cybersecurity

Sustained efforts to develop and implement initiatives to address weapon system cybersecurity challenges are needed to update the Defense Department’s understanding of how to build more secure military tools, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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