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Want More Innovation? Get Out of Your Office and Talk to People

Advice from a former leader of the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.

To Protect Satellites, Secure Your Networks, Chief of Space Ops Says

Cyber attacks can undermine space-based capabilities, Gen. Chance Saltzman said.

Army Debuts Improved Smartphone-Friendly Pay System

Starting Jan. 17, more than 1 million soldiers will be able to try out the new, more automated HR system.

Air Force Wants to Add Facial Recognition to Automated Base Entrance

Scott Air Force Base is looking for verification and identification algorithms for a facial recognition pilot.

How AI Could Predict The Damage to Ukraine from Russian Missiles

By training a machine-learning model on battle-damage imagery, one company aims to help understand where attacks are happening and assess damage more quickly and accurately.

Space-Imagery Firm Maxar to Go Private

With government contracts under its belt and a new constellation on the way, the company is to be acquired by a private-equity firm for $4B.

A Wireless Intelligence Community ‘On The Horizon,' Official Says

Getting there is a matter of appropriately protecting data and tweaking policies to allow for wireless secret- and top-secret networks.

The Saudi-China Deal Tells Us What Autocracies Want From Each Other

Biden’s blunt democracy-vs.-autocracy rhetoric may be pushing U.S. security partners toward Beijing.

Let’s Make It Easier to Share Top-Secret Data With Allies, Intel Leader Says

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO wants to expand collaborative workspaces—and resist the urge to mark everything NOFORN.

The Physical Obstacles to the Pentagon’s Connect-Everything Vision

Jets, destroyers, and soldiers are very different data customers, but the Pentagon wants to serve them all equally.

For DOD, 2023 Is All About Proving It Can Build A Tactical Cloud

The plan is to develop and deploy a prototype, possibly in the Pacific region, in the next six months. The newly awarded Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability will help.

The Defense Department’s New Data King Is Skeptical of AI ‘Pixie Dust’

A more unified approach to data collection will enable bottom-up tools and capabilities

Cyber, Speed, and UFOs: A Tour of Tech Provisions in the 2023 NDAA

The defense policy bill also prods the intelligence community to follow other defense agencies’ emerging-tech efforts.

Pentagon Splits $9B Cloud Effort Among Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle

All four had been shortlisted for JWCC, DOD's do-over of its giant JEDI cloud contract effort.

Google Cloud Gets DOD's Blessing. But Will It Win Contracts?

Within days, the Pentagon is expected to announce winners of its up-to-$9 billion tactical cloud effort.

Expect AR/VR on the Battlefield, Air Force CIO Says

Augmented- and virtual-reality gear will become more than just a training tool, Knausenberger says.