U.S. Tackles Space Security Challenges

By Samir Naqvi – Feb. 18, 2019 Space has been known as “the final frontier” since Star Trek first hit television screens—but to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), space is the final frontier of military defense. It’s vital for the DoD to research and develop new ways to tackle space-related threats, whether from other world superpowers or even extraterrestrial …

DoD Aims to Reform its Acquisition Process

By Troy Barnes – Feb. 11, 2019 The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spends billions of dollars each year through its many acquisition and procurement programs. Because this constitutes such a significant percentage of the DoD budget, acquisition reform efforts are a top priority. In fact, acquisition reform was one of only three lines of effort highlighted in the 2018 …

AI Cybersecurity

DoD Considers Using AI to Maintain Contractor Cybersecurity

By Samir Naqvi – Feb. 4, 2019 The recent government shutdown helped reveal just how many federal contractors exist today. The Department of Defense (DoD) alone utilizes the services of more than 600,000 contractors spread across 50,000 companies. These contractors work both domestically and abroad, with some working on temporary short-term contracts while others consider themselves “lifers.” Until recently, policing the security …