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Edward Graham

Staff Reporter, Nextgov/FCW

Edward Graham
Edward Graham is a technology reporter for Nextgov/FCW, where he reports on national security technologies and policies, the Department of Veterans Affairs and election security issues. He received his master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2016.
Defense Systems

The Pentagon's connect-everything effort has a minimum viable product

An initial version of CJADC2 is “low latency and extremely reliable,” Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks said.

Policy

All Pentagon contracts should secure data rights, says advisory board

The Defense Innovation Board would like Congress to "enshrine DOD data access and rights in all vendor agreements.”

Policy

A thumbs-up for State's 3-year-old cyber bureau

GAO says the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy has “helped to better position State to achieve its cyber diplomacy goals.”

Policy

Government should tell people when they're talking to a bot, House lawmakers say

A bipartisan group of House members rolled out companion legislation to an existing Senate bill.

Policy

How Space Force is raising its cyber defenses

The newest service is building in-house cyber teams but also needs to work more closely with U.S. Cyber Command, a deputy chief of space operations says.

Policy

Who is an AI worker? The Pentagon needs a better definition, GAO says

If the Defense Department wants an AI-powered future, it must improve how it thinks about its workforce, watchdog says.

Policy

The defense industrial base is 'in crisis,' expert tells Hill panel

The defense establishment is not equipped to develop, acquire and onboard emerging technologies at scale, according to a draft report from the Pentagon.

Policy

Humans must be accountable for AI in war, Air Force secretary says

"You don't enforce laws against machines; you enforce them against people," Kendall told a Reagan Forum audience.

Policy

New bill aims to speed up JADC2

The proposed legislation would assign new responsibilities to specific Pentagon officials and aim particularly to improve rollout in the Indo-Pacific.

Threats

Info threats demand a ‘cultural shift,’ new Pentagon strategy says

“The consistent integration of informational and physical power” must become “the norm.”

Policy

Military leaders are already using AI tools to help make decisions

Even simpler digitization and automation tools are streamlining combatant commanders' operations, the deputy chief of the Pentagon’s AI office said.

Policy

'Influencers in uniform' are boosting recruiting, Pentagon says

Troops' social-media posts are "wildly popular because I think youth are looking for authenticity,” says deputy defense secretary.

Policy

China, Russia are eroding the US electronic-warfare advantage, lawmakers say

The Pentagon needs to change its passive approach to spectrum management, EW capabilities, said bipartisan chairs of the Congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group.

Defense Systems

Pentagon’s reversal on new travel expense system “troubling,” key lawmaker says 

Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., said the Pentagon’s decision to terminate a multi-million dollar contract to replace its Defense Travel System “raises broader questions about DOD’s ability to manage its finances and information technology.”

Policy

House, Senate China Hawks Concerned White House Will Let TikTok Stay in the US

Key Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate warned that tweaked language in a new Commerce Department rule could lay the groundwork for TikTok’s proposal to store U.S. users’ data in the country.

Threats

Unmonitored Networks Put US Nuclear Arsenal at Risk: GAO

The Energy Department can't keep tabs on insider threats, in part because it doesn't know how many stand-alone classified networks it runs, GAO found.

Science & Tech

Air Force Is Working on Rules for Using ChatGPT

The service's CIO also wants to encourage exploration of the "incredibly powerful capability" of generative artificial intelligence tools.

Science & Tech

What's Holding Up the US Military's Use of AI?

Two of the obstacles are spotty networks and inadequate data, CENTCOM's CTO says.

Threats

The Spread of Repressive IT Is a 'Critical Threat,' US Intel Chief Says

Democracies must band together against Invasive surveillance, spyware, online censorship, and mis- and disinformation, Avril Haines said.