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CBP Face Matching System Ready To Ramp Up Biometric Exit Deployments

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is ready to accelerate the adoption of a congressionally-mandated biometric exit system at U.S. airports and the agency expects to see airports and airlines begin to expand their participation in the program, John Wagner, the CBP official overseeing the Biometric Exit program, said on Monday. The Traveler Verification Service (TVS) […]

Lt. Col. Garry Floyd (right) discusses Project Maven at Defense Daily's Modular Open Systems Summit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Pentagon’s Project Maven AI Program Already Deploying Capabilities, Looking To Expand

The Department of Defense’s flagship artificial intelligence program, Project Maven, has delivered half a dozen capabilities since launching last April with officials looking for new industry and open system opportunities to expand deployment of its algorithms. Lt. Col. Garry Floyd, deputy chief of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team, told attendees at a Tuesday Defense […]

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NIST Seeking Industry Partners To Help Develop Ransomware Defense Solutions

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) is looking for industry partners to work on new projects developing ransomware defense solutions for the commercial market. NIST officials released a notice April 27 for interested software companies to inform the agency of their capabilities that could be demonstrated for projects to improve identification and detection […]

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NATO Completes World’s Largest Cyber Exercise Testing Critical Infrastructure

NATO completed the world’s largest cyber exercise Friday, with officials building in more complex tests to assess member nations’ ability to defend and share information on threats directed at critical infrastructure. The Locked Shield exercise in Estonia, organized by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), featured 22 member nation teams and industry […]

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DoD Releasing Report Justifying Single-Award Structure For JEDI Cloud Project In May

Department of Defense officials are planning to submit a report to Congress early next month justifying the department’s decision to structure its multi-billion dollar cloud migration project as a single-award contract. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis defended the Pentagon’s decision to eventually award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) massive cloud contract to one company […]

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HASC Panel Includes AI Oversight, Bolstered Cyber Partnerships For DoD In NDAA Markup

A House Armed Services Committee (HASC) panel approved its markup Thursday of a defense authorization bill, with wide-ranging cyber directives for Pentagon officials to bolster artificial intelligence (AI) oversight and cyber partnership engagement. Lawmakers on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee unanimously agreed to send its portion of the FY ’19 National Defense Authorization Act […]

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Senate OK’s Nakasone As Next Cyber Command, NSA Director

The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, as the next head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). Lawmakers approved Nakasone’s nomination by a voice vote Tuesday, and he will now lead the Department of Defense’s top cyber warfare and intelligence gathering units. Nakasone succeeds Adm. […]

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Defense Department Plans Dedicated AI Development Center Within Six Months

The Defense Department plans within six months to establish a laboratory dedicated to artificial intelligence, which Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said is the key to saving billions of dollars by streamlining the Pentagon’s business and computing systems. Currently under the supervision of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin, the Pentagon’s pursuit […]