Policy

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban TikTok, Citing National Security

Bipartisan bill follows FBI warnings about Beijing's sway over the world's largest social-media platform.

Science & Tech

Ukraine Pushes Government Digitization As War Rages

New services help citizens access services, ID Russian war criminals, and reassure foreign supporters.

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.

Ideas

Ban These Chinese Chipmakers from Pentagon Purchases

Congress should pass a proposed expansion of the law that keeps the federal government from buying certain companies’ products.

Defense Systems

The Army’s Distributed Command Posts of the Future Will Need More than Videochats

Structuring data is key to the service’s visions of Pacific-spanning operations and AI-enabled decision tools.

Defense Systems

DISA’s Plea to Industry: Bring Us Battlefield-Ready Tech

The Pentagon’s IT agency also wants help wringing more performance out of its existing gear.

Defense Systems

How the Air Force Is Preparing for Good and Bad Comms in the Pacific

The service’s top lab is also working on commercial cloud offerings and facilitating classified software development.

Defense Systems

You Get a Software Factory! And You Get a Software Factory!

DISA’s Vulcan program aims to give defense agencies and field activities all the tools they need to improve their software development practices.

Policy

Pentagon Creates Team to Improve SecDef’s IT

A new directorate will serve as a bridge between the Office of the Secretary of Defense and IT service providers.

Science & Tech

How Will the Military Use 5G? A New Drone Experiment Offers Clues

High-speed networking promises to help bring AI to bear on floods of battlefield sensor data.

Business

Anduril Unveils Deployable Military Operations Center

The company hopes the military will test its tech during an upcoming exercise.

Science & Tech

DOD Must Put Software at the Core of Its Operations, Report Says

The CIA's chief technology officer and the former head of the Air Force's Project Maven want to yank the Pentagon out of the industrial age into the digital age.

Threats

Shield Critical Infrastructure from Electromagnetic Pulses, DHS Says

The National Public Warning System offers a model for defending other vital systems and services.

Policy

Marines Hone Future Concepts with Dune Buggies, Liaison Officers, and Many Radios

The giant RIMPAC exercise helped the Corps test their newest type of agile unit within a multinational force.

Threats

CISA's Cyber Info-Sharing Program Didn't Always Deliver, Watchdog Says

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is supposed to give more than 300 agencies and firms the info they need to fix vulnerabilities. That hasn't always happened, the DHS inspector general found.

Defense Systems

A Navy Cyber Effort Is Fixing Thousands of Holes—and Building Tech Talent

A 10th Fleet operation gives tech-curious reservists some training and a real-world mission.

Ideas

Pass the CHIPS Act

Two former senior defense and intelligence leaders lay out the case for Congressional action to help the U.S. semiconductor industry.

Policy

How Much Does Bad Software Cost DOD? Lawmakers Want to Know

The House Armed Services Committee's version of the defense authorization act is getting a provision asking the Pentagon to account for wasted money and lost productivity caused by poorly performing software.