Defense Systems

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.

Science & Tech

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.

Science & Tech

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.

Business

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.

Defense Systems

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.

Policy

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.

Defense Systems

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.

Defense Systems

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.

Defense Systems

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.

Science & Tech

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.

Business

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.

Defense Systems

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.

Defense Systems

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.

Defense Systems

The Pentagon’s Lead Intelligence Agency Has an HR Problem

Too few human-resources staffers means a constant struggle to keep up with basic personnel record-keeping and more.

Defense Systems

The Pentagon Failed Its Audit Again, But Says Bots Could Change That

More widespread use of data analytics and automated tools could result in a clean audit, says Pentagon finance chief.

Threats

The US’s New Tool for Deterrence Isn’t Ready

The “SOF, space, and cyber triad” is meant to serve as an integrated deterrent, much like the nuclear triad.

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