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Cloud Computing, Armageddon, & How Not To Sell IT To DoD

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“You’re not looking at my mission needs,” Brig. Gen. Crall told an audience of contractors. “If ‘there’s an app for that,’ does the app work when you’re disconnected?” Crall asked. “Does the app work when you haven’t had food for three days and you’ve been cut off?”

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Pentagon Rolls Out Major Cyber, AI Strategies This Summer

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“We’re getting ready to make a big announcement, coming out in weeks,” acting deputy CIO Thomas Michelli. “Watch this space. Stay tuned.”

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Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Created Under DoD CIO

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“The major challenge for the US is China,” CNA analyst Larry Lewis said. “They are approaching the use of AI just like the US approached going to the moon in the sixties.”

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‘Extraordinary’ National Security Space Changes, 7-Year V-22 Multiyear In NDAA

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  UPDATED: Adds Changes To Air Force Space Command CAPITOL HILL: Principal DoD Space Advisor. Gone. Air Force’s new A-11 space staff. Kaput. Defense Space Council. Dead. And that’s really just the beginning of what the Senate and House Armed Services Committees hath wrought to national security space in the National Defense Authorization Act. The… Keep reading →

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VCJCS Mulls Newest Domain: Electromagnetic Spectrum

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WASHINGTON: The Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is taking a “very serious” look at to making the electromagnetic spectrum a formal “domain” of military operations, a top aide to the Pentagon’s chief information officer told me this morning. The move would elevate the ethereal realm of radio waves and radar to the same… Keep reading →

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New Navy CIO Is Coming From HHS: Rob Foster

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WASHINGTON: A year after the Navy’s last Chief Information Officer left to become CIO of the entire Defense Department, the Navy Department is bringing in new blood to fill its CIO position: Rob Foster. A retired Navy officer with extensive acquisition and IT experience, Foster has served as deputy CIO of both HHS and ICE (Immigration &… Keep reading →

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Cybersecurity Now Key Requirement For All Weapons: DoD Cyber Chief

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WASHINGTON: Cybersecurity — it’s not just for networks anymore. The trend towards what’s called “the Internet of Things” means targets can be anywhere. “If there is a computer in something, it can be cyber-attacked, and we need to be able to harden it and defend it,” the Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Richard Hale,… Keep reading →

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No More Copper Wires: Army CIO To Tell Odierno We Gotta Go to Cloud

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WASHINGTON: While Army forces in Afghanistan have more bandwidth and gadgetry than ever, bases back home still make do with archaic copper-wire telephone switches. As the war winds down and units increasingly operate out of the US, the challenge for the Army’s CIO is to move the whole service to a single set of compatible,… Keep reading →

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