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Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, makes a budget pitch before Congress on May 24, asking for 16 percent more in fiscal year 2018 than in 2017 for U.S. Cyber Command. U.S. Cyber Command Seeks 16 Percent Raise in FY18

U.S. Cyber Command hopes for a bigger slice of the federal budget pie to cover operation costs in an increasingly volatile and dangerous cyber domain.

Dr. Paul D. Nielsen, director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, speaks at the AFCEA/George Mason University Critical Issues in C4I Symposium. Increased Autonomy Is Here

Autonomous functionality is increasing, evidenced by drones, self-driving cars and voice-controlled devices. The key to successfully transitioning these systems for military and defense use is trust.

New DISA Program Assesses Operational Risk

As DISA knows, a network that complies with standards still is not necessarily secure.

2015 Robot Rodeo: Bomb squads from across the country saddled up their robots and duked it out at the ninth annual Western National Robot Rodeo at Sandia National Laboratories. Photo by Randy Montoya Annual Robot Rodeo Challenges Bomb Squads

This isn’t Sandia National Labs first robot rodeo. For 11 years, bomb squads have competed for training and top billing. 

The FORTIS K-SRD supports warfighters’ legs and boosts knee capacity, enabling them to travel longer distances while carrying heavy equipment. Exoskeletons Climb to New Heights

Sensors help put the power where it's needed.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, USN, holds an all-hands call aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado as the ship is moored in Singapore on Tuesday. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Laird, USN CNO Makes His Case for Larger Navy

The U.S. Navy needs more ships and it needs them now, CNO Adm. John Richardson writes in a white paper released today.