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DoD ‘Office’ Functions Move To Cloud In Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract

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A new warfighting network, DEOS, will provide common enterprise applications at local base, post, camp, and station levels — including deployed and afloat organizations.

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Big Data For Big Wars: JEDI vs. China & Russia

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Trump’s war with Bezos and Amazon has overshadowed the reason the military wants cloud computing: to share vital data in a fast-paced global conflict.

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Change Or Scrap JEDI, Says IT Council

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An independent advisory group recommends the JEDI program be put on hold until the Defense Department’s cloud procurement plan is redone and syncs with the CIO’s cloud strategy.

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How To Wage Global Cyber War: Nakasone, Norton, & Deasy

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The military needs a globe-spanning network to counter threats that no single theater command can cope with. That takes more than just technology.

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Fix It Before It Breaks: SOCOM, JAIC Pioneer Predictive Maintenance AI

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“He said you’ve got tremendous people, you prototype pretty effectively, and you’re absolutely terrible — he had some more colorful words than that — for machine learning,” Gen. Thomas said. “It gave me a spark … and turned me into a zealot.”

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The Global Battle Over 5G: Trump And Huawei

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In the next six to 12 months, country after country is deciding what companies get to build new 5G networks. India and Italy remain open to a Huawei bid, at least for now; Britain, Canada, and Germany are on the fence; while France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand have said no.

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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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Common Cyber Standards Will Steamroller Hold-Outs: DoD Officials

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This year promises to be a year of big changes in how the Defense Department does Cyber — and leaders are warning staffers that it’s not going to be business as usual.

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Show Me The Data: The Pentagon’s Two-Pronged AI Plan

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“It’s not going to be just about , ’how do we get a lot of data?’” deputy undersecretary Lisa Porter told the House subcommittee. “It’s going to be about, how do we develop algorithms that don’t need as much data? How do we develop algorithms that we trust?”

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Pentagon Builds Mega-Database For Spectrum & Electronic Warfare

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The JSDR database won’t just keep American communications officers from mistakenly scrambling each others’ signals, either. By providing a comprehensive baseline of what friendly transmissions look like, the mega-database will make it easier for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) troops to hone in on enemy transmissions.

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