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Space Force’s sharing of technology with allies suggests confidence in capabilities

The Space Force will let United States allies borrow and test new navigation technology that adversaries cannot jam or spoof. The new technology should help warfighters get a more reliable signal for GPS access. Makena Young, Research Associate for the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said this sharing of […]


Civilian agencies should identify people, process and technology gaps, says Luta Security founder

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security says all civilian agencies should start vulnerability disclosure programs. But asking the public to identify weak points could bring up more vulnerabilities than agencies are ready to respond to. Katie Moussouris, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Luta Security, said civilian agencies should […]


Mission enablers drive insight from data to accelerate change in the Air Force

The Air Force has a monthly cycle of training now to certify its own public sector data governance professionals. The Air Force has been training airmen, guardsmen, Air National Guardsmen and even Navy sailors since last fall. Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer at the Air Force, described the demand for data in the Air Force […]


Army Arctic strategy supports DoD objective to keep region free of conflict

The Army has a new strategy for regaining Arctic dominance. The force will focus on a new multi-domain enabled headquarters and improve training for forces operating in the Arctic region. Elizabeth Felling, Strategic Planner in the Army G-3/5/7, said the most important objectives for the Army’s Arctic strategy center around how to man, train and […]


R&D element strongest part of Navy’s unmanned campaign plan, says Bryan Clark

The Navy has a new framework for creating unmanned systems for its fleet. The document lists five overarching goals, but that document does not specify targets for the number of vessels or the timeline. Former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations Bryan Clark said he thinks the unmanned campaign plan “fell a little […]


Insufficient defense budget will lead to high-stakes readiness crisis, warns CMPP senior director

The Army has a field manual in the works for its multi-domain operations warfighting concept. That new doctrine should be out in summer of next year and will be top of mind for Army Futures Command. Bradley Bowman, Senior Director for the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, […]


Data literacy important for everyone, says Dcode senior program manager

The Defense Logistics Agency has a new data strategy in progress. DLA’s Chief Data Officer Teresa Smith tells Federal News Network she wants to give people the right data to help them answer the right questions. The Pentagon’s broader data strategy is only about six months old. Riya Patel, Senior Program Manager for Government at […]

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