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Former U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Archie Ray Clemins Dies

May 26, 2020
By Julianne Simpson

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Archie Ray Clemins, the recipient of AFCEA’s 1998 David Sarnoff Award, died in March.

5G Offers Opportunity for Improved Allied and Coalition Communications

May 20, 2020
By Julianne Simpson
Credit: Shutterstock/deepadesigns

Among the plethora of capabilities it will provide, 5G could be used to run a multilevel secure coalition communications system.

Creating a Sustained Environment for Multidomain Experimentation

May 20, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The Army tests an integrated mounted reconnaissance capability on a manned Stryker and an unmanned ground system called the Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport during the Joint Warfighter Assessment (JWA) 2019 in December. The Army is preparing Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, capabilities to test at the next JWA in 2021. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Jack Bunja.

The Army is establishing a persistent atmosphere for development of Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, capabilities.

DOD's Top Tech Priorities Shift to Microelectronics and 5G

May 19, 2020
By Julianne Simpson
Credit: Shutterstock/Ivan Cholakov

The director of defense research and engineering for modernization provided an update on the department's modernization efforts during the Critical Issues in C4I Symposium.

Marine Corps Opportunities Abound for Small Businesses

May 19, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
A Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle-25 is used to secure a position during a combat readiness evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. The Marine Corps Systems Command foresees many opportunities for small businesses as it helps reshape the Corps for the future.

Small businesses have a plethora of opportunities to participate in upcoming Marine Corps contracts.

No Silver Bullet for COVID-19, But Tech Can Help

May 14, 2020
By Shaun Waterman
Czech military personnel load PPE supplies. Military personnel are conducting widespread testing in the Czech system of Smart Quarantine. Photo courtesy of NATO

Enterprise technology providers are making big bets on systematizing the COVID-19 contact tracing process through call centers or dashboards, rapidly ramping up capacity.

Military Will Host Virtual Hack-A-Sat Event

May 19, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Credit: Shutterstock/Pogorelova Olga

The Space Force announced that Space Security Challenge 2020: Hack-A-Sat would proceed as planned, but in a virtual format.

DISA Delivers Cyber Data During Pandemic

May 20, 2020
By George I. Seffers
Network data gains value for the Defense Department amidst an increase in attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: solarseven/Shutterstock

Cyber attacks on the Defense Department networks are on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, spurring greater demand for network situational awareness data.

Pandemic Offers Opportunity to Prepare to Meet CMMC Requirements

May 11, 2020
By Maryann Lawlor
Katie Arrington (r), chief information security officer, office of the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, U.S. Defense Department, and other Pentagon acquisition officials brief reporters on cybersecurity standards for government. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee, USN

The coronavirus is not stopping the DOD from proceeding with work on the CMMC, and it shouldn’t slow down industry in doing the same.

Motivation Tips for Home Schooling Parents

May 11, 2020
By Beverly Cooper
Convincing children to focus on education in a quickly created home schooling environment is challenging. But today’s global pandemic also present a unique opportunity to demonstrate the relevance of STEM studies and guide children on a STEM career path. Credit: Shutterstock/Sam Wordley

As many parents face a new challenge in home schooling their children, it is important that they emphasize the importance of STEM studies and career paths as part of their teaching.

Building a Unified Threat Picture in the Post-COVID-19 World

May 7, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Shutterstock/metamorworks

Intelligence must be refocused in the post-COVID-19 era. Five emerging technologies may hold the key.

Senate Hearing Puts FCC Ligado Decision in the Crosshairs

May 7, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Dana Deasy, chief information officer, U.S. Defense Department, pictured speaking at the Pentagon last August, testified before the Senate as to the risks to GPS of allowing Ligado to operate in a nearby spectrum. Credit: DOD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll

DOD CIO attests that allowing the company’s cellular network puts the military’s satellite navigation operations at a big risk.

A Transatlantic Jam Session Plans for the Post-COVID-19 World

May 5, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Shutterstock/Titima Ongkantong

Global security experts are planning for the post-COVID-19 world via a 50-hour transatlantic jam session.

SOCOM Selects 46 Companies in $950 Million Knowledge-Based Support Effort

May 5, 2020

Core One Solutions LLC, Sterling, Virginia (H92400-20-D-0002); Crisis Response Co. LLC, Keller, Texas (H92400-20-D-0003); Consulting Services Group LLC, Herndon, Virginia (H92400-20-D-0004); D3 Air & Space Operations Inc., St.

Ensuring Cybersecurity and Communications During COVID-19

May 4, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Four U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1rst Fighter Wing line up before takeoff to conduct an adversary training sortie at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on April 10. The Air Combat Command, which is responsible for the service's cyber mission, is examining the Air Force's cyber stance closely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas De La Pena

The Air Force’s A-6 considers how to heighten cybersecurity in a work from home culture.

Krulak Center Seeks Cybersecurity Professor

May 4, 2020
Time is running out to apply to be a cybersecurity professor at the U.S. Marine Corps University’s Krulak Center. Credit: Pixabay

The U.S. Marine Corps University’s Krulak Center is searching for a professor of cybersecurity.

 

Ellen Lord Warns of Economic Warfare During Pandemic

May 1, 2020
By George I. Seffers
Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, outlines concerns for the defense industrial base stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downtown.

The DOD's Ellen Lord suggests that foreign adversaries may take advantage of the ongoing pandemic to conduct economic warfare against the United States.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Sets Technology Priorities

April 30, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (c) visits the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Virginia, in 2017. The agency just released its technology needs, including advanced software and data-related solutions. Credit: DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber Smith

The agency looks to advanced software and data-driven solutions.

Ellen Lord: The United States Is Too Reliant on China for Medical Gear

April 30, 2020
By George I. Seffers
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has revealed weaknesses in the medical industrial base, including a dependency on China, indicates Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. Credit: Tumisu/Pixabay

The military cranks out protective gear for COVID-19 and future pandemics.

LLNL Develops 'Stopgap' Ventilator for Quick and Simple Assembly

April 30, 2020
Posted by Julianne Simpson
LLNL mechanical engineer Ken Enstrom (l) and technicians Greg Norton (c) and Aaron Sperry test and validate simple ventilator prototypes that could be easily assembled from readily available parts. Photo by Julie Russell/LLNL

A self-assembled “skunk works” team has worked tirelessly to prototype a simple ventilator design for quick and easy assembly from available parts.

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