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Mila Jasper

Mila Jasper
Mila Jasper is an editorial fellow at Nextgov. She is interested in covering national security, defense and technology issues. A DMV native, Mila has returned to the area to report after graduating from Northwestern University.
Policy

Trump Restricted Drone Imports In Final White House Days

The executive order encourages federal agencies to divest from unmanned aerial systems manufactured by China, Russia and Iran.

Science & Tech

Two-Thirds of DOD’s Major IT Projects Are Behind Schedule, GAO Found

Defense officials say lack of talent is slowing the adoption of cybersecurity best practices.

Science & Tech

Combat Simulators Should Also Improve Acquisition, DOD Leader Says

The modeling and simulation tools that train troops and forces should also “revolutionize” design, acquisition, sustainment and test.

Policy

CBP Proposes to Expand Biometric Data Collection at Border

A proposed rule would allow the program to expand beyond pilot sites and collect more data from more people.

Science & Tech

US Army-Funded Algorithm Decodes Brain Signals

The algorithm is part of an effort to eventually establish a machine-brain interface.

Policy

Pentagon Expands 5G Efforts as Lawmakers Raise Eyebrows

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said DOD will also release guidance on securing the microelectronics supply chain.

Science & Tech

Pentagon's 'AI Factory' Looks To Distribute Tools Across DOD

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will begin rolling out its Joint Common Foundation next year, its new director says.

Policy

66 Ways to Beat China in AI: Report

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence suggests a CTO for the intelligence community; a White House AI council, like the National Space Council; and more.

Science & Tech

Air Force to Try In-Flight Software Update

The demonstration would show how the service’s DevSecOps initiative can deliver updates to warfighters in real time.

Science & Tech

USAF Seeks Better Ways to Process Electronic Intelligence

The Air Force Research Lab is looking for white papers outlining new technologies and methodologies for signal processing.

Threats

Pentagon Extends Deadline for Contractors' Ban on Chinese Equipment

Vendors will get additional time to comply, but the department is not seeking mass extensions, Acquisition Chief Ellen Lord told reporters.

Science & Tech

NSA Offers Tips To Limit Location Data Exposure

The National Security Agency released a set of guidelines outlining how the federal workforce and the general public can mitigate risks associated with personal location data.

Threats

Number of Foreign Companies Within Defense Supply Chain Grew Over Past Decade, Report Says

Reliance on foreign suppliers in the defense industrial base rose—notably in packaged software and IT services—even as calls for reshoring increase, according to a new report.

Science & Tech

Coronavirus ‘Shattered the Myth’ that Defense Civilians Can’t Telework, Official Says

The workforce's response to the pandemic is reshaping ideas about the "new normal" work setup, two Defense Department officials said.