Threats

Stop Hiding Vulnerabilities Found By Red Teams, Joint Staff to Tell Military

Eight years after DoD's inspector general found that problems found by red teams often went unfixed, a new instruction seeks to change that.

Science & Tech

Russian and Chinese Satellites Are Helping US Pilots Spy on Russia and China

U-2 pilots are wearing watches that connect to foreign satellites, giving them backup navigation when GPS is jammed.

Ideas

The US Intelligence Community Is Caught in a Collector’s Trap

The information haystack in which we search for useful needles is growing faster than we could ever catch up. Gathering more hay isn't the answer.

Threats

DISA Data Breach Affected 200,000 People, Officials Confirm

Defense officials provided few details but said the affected systems have since been secured.

Policy

Esper Says White House 'Never' Pressured Him on JEDI

Denying claims that Trump meddled, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he alone chose to review the $10 billion cloud contract.

Science & Tech

Executive Order on GPS and Precision Timing Is All Carrot, No Stick

A leading PNT advocacy and educational organization says that's not going to be enough.

Science & Tech

War on Autopilot? It Will Be Harder Than the Pentagon Thinks

Despite defense contractors’ glittering demonstrations, difficult realities are challenging the military’s race to network everything.

Science & Tech

Amazon Wants Trump to Testify as It Protests JEDI Cloud Award

Amazon Web Services also wants to hear from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and has asked for White House communications in its case against the Defense Department.

Science & Tech

Inside America's First All-Biometric Airline Terminal

At Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, facial-recognition cameras and other ID systems plug into a data backbone installed by Customs and Border Patrol.

Science & Tech

Amazon Will File Injunction to Stop JEDI Work

The latest twist in the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract could halt further action.

Ideas

The Pentagon Must Replace Some Hackable Computer Chips

Last year’s vulnerability revelations, combined with the tardiness of manufacturers’ responses, leave the military with an expensive choice.

Ideas

Russia’s ‘Data Localization’ Efforts May Guide Other Governments

Moscow’s efforts to keep data on home soil are of interest to other authoritarian states — and even some liberal democracies.

Ideas

5G Is Where China and the West Finally Diverge

The rollout of speedy new cellular networks is a geopolitical turning point, but neither Trump nor the public yet recognizes this.

Science & Tech

NSA, Army Seek Quantum Computers Less Prone to Error

Even ordinary computers flip a bit here and there, but their quantum cousins have a lot more ways to go wrong.

Science & Tech

NIST Creates Biometric Databases to Spur ID Research

The data collections include fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans — and they're meant to be just the start.

Science & Tech

Amazon Says Pentagon Got Almost Everything Wrong in JEDI Evaluation

Company officials say Trump's beef with CEO Jeff Bezos led to “substantial and pervasive errors.”

Business

Amazon’s Bezos Hits Silicon Valley For Not Working With Pentagon

His comments come as his company fights to wrest DOD’s giant cloud contract from Microsoft.