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Heather Kuldell

Managing Editor, Nextgov

Heather Kuldell
Heather Kuldell joined Nextgov in the summer of 2016 after working at Federal Times, C4ISR & Networks and 1105 Media publications. She started her journalism career at Creative Loafing, an altweekly based in Atlanta, Ga., and still appreciates proper fried green tomatoes.
Science & Tech

Pentagon Wants to Spark an American Small-Drone Industry

Acquisition chief Ellen Lord wants domestic options for small UAVs— and for defensive systems that can bring them down.

Policy

Esper Recuses Himself from JEDI Cloud-Contract Review

Nearly three months after he put the program on hold, the defense secretary has concluded that his son's job prevents him from overseeing it.

Science & Tech

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know All the Software on Its Networks—And That’s a Problem

The Defense Department faces “unnecessary” risk without a complete software inventory, according to the agency’s inspector general.

Science & Tech

Bidding Begins for Pentagon's Controversial $10 Billion War Cloud

The Defense Department will stick to a single cloud provider for its JEDI cloud contract.

Policy

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

Policy

Five Ways the 2018 Defense Bill Will Change Pentagon IT

From a half-billion dollars for modernization to a closer look at bid protests, the NDAA may have a quick impact on defense IT.

Science & Tech

IARPA Wants Autonomous Fingerprint Tech

The intelligence research arm is offering up cash for cutting-edge ideas on capturing complete scans.

Threats

Defense Secretary Nominee Cautions Against ‘Stumbling’ into Cyberwar

James Mattis also said he was “philosophically OK” with elevating U.S. Cyber Command into a unified command.

Science & Tech

Will NSA and CyberCom Split?

This isn’t the first time officials have considered dividing the agencies’ leadership or even putting civilians in charge.