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The Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) is a large-scale, semi-annual field evaluation of network and non-network capabilities. The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) traditionally provides test and evaluation support and instrumentation to NIEs. However, with NIE 14.2, the latest evaluation, USAEPG provided the additional support of a network forensics team that made a positive impact on network troubleshooting, reliability and network protection. (Photo by Amy Walker, U.S. Army PEO C3T // RELEASED)

GD Receives $3.9 Billion To Manage IT Equipment For Army’s Battlefield Network

The Army has awarded General Dynamics [GD] Mission Systems a $3.9 billion contract to continue managing the purchasing and maintenance of its ruggedized battlefield network hardware, the company said Aug. 1. GD Mission Systems will support the Army’s Common Hardware Systems (CHS)-5 program and serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for anywhere between 75,000 to […]

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Army Cyber Officials Meeting Next Week On Expanding Command’s Role

The leader of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) is looking to expand his command’s role beyond ‘cyber,’ to include greater electronic warfare and information operations capabilities, with a planned summit next week to begin drafting a new operational statement for the next one to three years. Lt. Gen Stephen Fogarty, who assumed the helm of ARCYBER […]

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Pentagon Releases Final RFP For $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Project

The Pentagon on Thursday released the final version of its proposal for the 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud project, with officials sticking to the effort’s single-award contract structure despite industry pushback. The final JEDI RFP arrives after officials missed an original May deadline and the Department of Defense’s new CIO completed […]

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Air Force Readying New ISR ‘Flight Plan’ Next Month Driven By Global AI Arms Race

The Air Force is readying a new Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ‘flight plan’ aimed at posturing the service to take better advantage of artificial intelligence capabilities to meet growing peer competition from China and Russia, a top service intelligence official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, deputy chief of staff for ISR, told attendees […]

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GAO: Federal Agencies Lagging On Cyber Recommendations, Improved National Strategy Needed

Federal agencies have yet to implement about a thousand recommendations to improve information security and many officials are increasingly unaware of the origins of cyber attacks on their networks, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. A House panel on Wednesday pressed GAO director Gene Dodaro and new federal CIO Suzette Kent […]

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Final NDAA Calls For Cyber Warfare Policy, Explanation Of DoD Cloud Effort

Congress released the final version of its fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill Monday that calls on the Pentagon to implement the first ever cyber warfare policy and provide justification of its acquisition approach to its massive cloud computing projects before receiving full funding. House and Senate lawmakers’ National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report […]

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House, Senate Lawmakers Cut Tougher Penalties Against ZTE From NDAA

House and Senate lawmakers have removed a provision in the final version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill banning and reimposing sanctions against Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, despite concerns over the company’s alleged ties to intelligence operations. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, released Monday evening, retains a provision prohibiting the […]

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Official: DHS Readying National Risk Management Initiative To Assist With Election Security

The Department of Homeland Security is readying a national risk management initiative that will include streamlining government and industry efforts on securing elections as states continue to struggle to replace outdated voting infrastructure, according to a top department cyber official. Chris Krebs, under secretary for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, announced the new plan […]

Thomas Michelli, acting principal deputy CIO for cybersecurity, at CXO Tech Forum. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Pentagon’s Imminent Cyber, AI Strategies To Outline Industry Opportunities

The Pentagon is readying to release a new cyber strategy in the coming weeks that will outline a path for industry to provide solutions needed for future artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and operational tools, the DoD’s principal deputy chief information officer (CIO) said Tuesday. Thomas Michelli, DoD’s acting principal deputy CIO for Cyber Security, told […]

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Lockheed Martin, DARPA Successfully Test Data Integration Tool For Air, Ground Systems

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have completed successful tests of the company’s ‘Einstein Box’ which allows secure, rapid data integration across air, ground, space and cyber mission systems in contested environments, officials announced Friday. The flight tests, conducted at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, Calif., demonstrated […]