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DoD Pitches Space Force Funding to Congress

Although 2019 is still fairly young, federal budgets are already being formed for 2020 and beyond. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking authorization for its Space Force in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), hoping to streamline current aerospace defense efforts and maintain American dominance in the silent skies. Why a Space Force?  For centuries …

How the Shift From 4G to 5G Will Impact Military Defense

The Defense Innovation Board — an independent advisory committee to the DoD whose membership includes Neil Degrasse Tyson and Google’s VP of Wireless Services Milo Medin — recently studied the potential impact of the upcoming rollout of 5G wireless on the U.S. military. But while the launch of 5G is poised to provide the DoD with a wide range of …

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Drone Ships Are Coming to the U.S. Navy

By Samir Naqvi – March 25, 2019 With the ability to detect body heat, fly through uninhabitable areas, and instantly transmit high-definition video, photo, and audio across the globe — without putting service members at risk — drones have cemented themselves as part of the next generation of military warfare. But drone technology isn’t just useful when it comes to spotting targets and …

DoD Works to Improve Overpayment Process

By Troy Barnes – Feb. 25, 2019 Overpayments — that is, payments to workers or companies that are duplicated or misrouted — are a fact of life in both the public and private sectors. Businesses and agencies that don’t have a reliable process in place to quickly detect and recoup these overpayments may be at risk of waste, fraud, and …

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 …

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What DARPA’s $2 Billion Investment in Contextual Reasoning Means for U.S. Defense

By Samir Naqvi – Sept. 17, 2018 Where a country’s military prowess was once measured by the size (and number) of guns, fighter jets, and heat-seeking missiles in its arsenal, today, artificial intelligence (AI) dominates the defense scene. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has seized on this paradigm shift by devoting $2 billion in AI research funding through …