29 Jul 2021

Lawmakers Want DOD to Explore Tech’s Valley of Death Problem

Lawmakers are urging the Department of Defense to investigate technology’s so-called valley of death problem, which refers to the two-year period that occurs between development funding and inclusion into a program of record. The issue has been frustrating the industry, experts, and the Pentagon as the Defense Department is seeking

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01 Jul 2021

Pentagon CISO Suspected of Sharing Secrets

Katie Arrington, a top cyber official at the Pentagon is reportedly on leave while claims that she leaked classified intelligence are being investigated by the Defense Department. Arrington served as the chief information security officer (CISO) for Acquisition and Sustainment at the Defense Department. Arrington was hired in 2019 under

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17 Feb 2021

DOD’s Smart Warehouse-Enabling 5G Network is Officially In the Works

The Defense Department’s 5G enabled warehouse is officially in the works, according to a press release on Wednesday. The Defense Department will utilize the private 5G wireless network to aid the department in its experimentation with new cutting-edge technologies at the smart warehouse. The DoD received assistance from Federated Wireless

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17 Dec 2020

Defense Awards $2.5B Deal for Next-Gen Communications Prototypes

The Defense Department has awarded a five-year prototype agreement worth $2.5 million to the National Spectrum Consortium to foster new development projects aimed to design modernized communications infrastructure as well as microelectronics and spectrum utilization. The projects’ main goal is to brace the US for the next generation of technology

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24 Nov 2020

How Two U.S. Military Bases Are Exploring 5G’s Potential

The US Military and government has been exploring the potentials of 5G and has begun implementing new 5G solutions at some of its locations, including a Joint Base in San Antonio. The Defense Department has promised to produce test sites for strategic 5G experimentation. This program will span more than

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17 Sep 2020

Defense Innovation Board Adopts AI Testing, Digital Workforce Recruitment Resolutions

On Tuesday, the Defense Innovation Board met to discuss resolutions for two federal technology issues. The board also brought up plans to broaden the agency’s work in space innovation and advancement. A new space subcommittee was formed to support this goal as well as to supplement the Space Force in

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18 Aug 2020

Pentagon Launches New Task Force to Study UFOs

The Pentagon has set up a task force that aims to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. The initiative will be spearheaded by the Department of the Navy. The investigative unit was reportedly set up due to sightings and incidents reported by US military personnel. The formation of the group was also

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23 Jun 2020

5G-Focused Legislation Aims to Improve Security in Military Telecom Infrastructure

On Thursday, Representatives Rick Larsen and Mike Gallagher introduced the DoD 5G Act, bipartisan legislation that directs the Defense Department in pursuing secure 5G information and communications technology cohesively across the military. The act calls for the creation of a telecommunications security program that would be lead by the defense

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18 Jun 2020

Pentagon Unveils New Defense Space Strategy

On June 17, the Pentagon unveiled a new Defense Space Strategy that aims to ensure the US maintains military superiority over advanced adversaries such as China and Russia. The new plan signifies the critical moment in space exploration that we are currently in. The US military is also increasingly shifting

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14 Apr 2020

Hackers Exploit Coronavirus to ‘Surge’ Attacks on the Pentagon

The Pentagon has reportedly witnessed an increase in cyberattacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement made by officials on Monday. Hackers are aiming to exploit restrictions due to the virus that has enforced work-from-home movements. The surge in cyberattacks is particularly concerning for government agencies such as

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