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Army Turning to Wearables to Improve Network Access

The Army Futures Command (AFC) is currently developing new wearable identity authentication and authorization technologies, according to an Aug. 7 press release.

The wearables will “enable soldiers to securely access network-based capabilities while operating on the move in contested, threat-based environments.”

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Army Turning to Wearables to Improve Network Access

How to keep enterprise-IT-as-a-service networks agile and secure

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force are all embarking on projects to develop an enterprise-IT-as-a-service (EITaaS) model, shifting the burden of managing the military’s collection of IT systems to more agile and technically advanced commercial providers.

One key step the military services can take to ensure a flexible outsourcing framework is to work with vendors that embrace open source networking standards, according to a new FedScoop special report.

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How to keep enterprise-IT-as-a-service networks agile and secure

What government can do to keep its cyber workforce
Andrew Eversden

The government needs to do a better job showing that it values cybersecurity professionals as it battles to attract and retain a digital workforce, industry professionals told Fifth Domain during a week of information security conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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What government can do to keep its cyber workforce

Civilian creed defines purpose of Army workforce
Kari Hawkins

McConville understands the importance of taking care of every person in the Army, telling the Army News Service that "People are the Army. They are our greatest strength, our most important weapon system.”

And, when it comes to the Army civilian corps, McConville is convinced they are the “institutional backbone of everything we do” and should be given opportunities to grow in their Army careers. 

With such a significant endorsement, the Army’s 330,000-plus civilians are not only reminded of their role in support of the nation’s Soldiers but also of their duty to live by the Army Civilian Corps Creed. 

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Civilian creed defines purpose of Army workforce

Defense Department Inspector General Clarifies JEDI Involvement
Frank Konkel

The Defense Department Inspector General’s office sought to clear up confusion regarding its review of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract Tuesday, offering reporters a public statement days after Defense officials referenced the IG in statements to the press. 

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Defense Department Inspector General Clarifies JEDI Involvement

AI Task Force taking giant leaps forward
Gary Sheftick

The Army's AI Task Force stood up less than a year ago through a partnership between Army Futures Command and Carnegie Mellon University, and members are already working on a number of cutting-edge applications to assist with tasks ranging from aircraft maintenance to talent management. 

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AI Task Force taking giant leaps forward

How uncertainty in the cyber domain changes war
Andrew Eversden

Uncertainty clouds the cyber domain. The ability to blur where attacks originated raises questions about how to strike back, while cyber weapons are changing the theory of deterrence.

Discussions swirl throughout the globe about whether cyberattacks constitute acts of war and whether they warrant a military response. In 2011, the Pentagon decided that they would.

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How uncertainty in the cyber domain changes war

Army Seeks Small Satellites To Support Ground Troops
THERESA HITCHENS and SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.

SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE SYMPOSIUM: The Army is trying out not one but three different small satellite programs over the next few years. The objective: provide direct support from Low Earth Orbit (LEO)  — reconnaissance, communications, navigation, and more — to frontline tactical units on the ground.

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Army Seeks Small Satellites To Support Ground Troops

DISA, Cyber Command Are Launching a Zero-Trust Pilot Program
Jack Corrigan

The Defense Information Systems Agency is standing up a lab for researchers to test different strategies for building zero-trust network architectures across the Pentagon.

Located near the agency’s Fort Meade headquarters, the facility will serve as the base of operations for a pilot program run by DISA and U.S. Cyber Command focused on protecting the Pentagon’s IT infrastructure from unauthorized access, according to Jason Martin, acting director of DISA’s cyber directorate. 

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DISA, Cyber Command Are Launching a Zero-Trust Pilot Program