Technology

Army Needs Industry Input on ISR Payloads for MQ-1C Unmanned Aircraft

MQ-1C Gray Eagle General Atomics

The U.S. Army seeks market information on payloads for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance that would support the MQ-1C Gray Eagle's joint all-domain operations. The service branch said Wednesday in a SAM notice it needs to identify market sources of synthetic aperture radar, moving target indicator, electronic intelligence and other AISR payloads for the Gray Eagle.

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Air Force Seeks Kill Chain Integration Concept Papers

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to submit concept papers on kill chain integration platforms needed to ensure spectrum awareness of emerging threats. Topics of interest include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance advancement, machine learning and artificial intelligence, enhanced situational awareness, improvements to existing Air Force/Department of Defense infrastructure, cryptographic operations advancement, geospatial analysis of social media, exploitation of enemy threat systems, anti-access/anti-denial environments and 5th to 4th generation communications.

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Infoblox’s Chris Usserman: Agencies Need Greater Visibility Into Remote Devices to Facilitate Real-Time Threat Detection

Chris Usserman Security Architect Infoblox

Chris Usserman, principal security architect at Infoblox, said agencies should adopt a new strategy to better defend their information technology infrastructure as threat actors exploit vulnerabilities posed by a decentralized workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. “To be successful, security teams must know the adversary and its methodologies, and they must know their enterprise and enact real-time detection/ containment of threats," Usserman noted.

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Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Hosted Expert Panel to Discuss Defense Resilience and Capabilities

Potomac Officers Club Hosts PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield

During Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Virtual Event, an expert panel, comprised of notable leaders across the defense sector, took the stage to discuss how military PNT capabilities have become vital to the nation’s ability to shape the global environment, deter aggression, and fight and win wars, now and in the future. 

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Col. Jay Wisham, Col. John Cochran, Capt. Christian Dunbar Serve as Panelists to Discuss Importance of AI Maneuvering to Improve Battlefield Capabilities

Potomac Officers Club

Joel Dillon, vice president of Global Defense and the leader of Booz Allen Hamilton’s portfolio for the U.S. Army, acted as the moderator for an impressive expert panel during the recent Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event as a part of Booz Allen's 'Future Battlefield Series with Potomac Officers Club (POC) on Oct. 29th. 

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Centrify’s David McNeely: Privileged Access Mgmt Could Help Agencies Secure Cloud-Based Infrastructure

David McNeely Chief Strategy Officer Centrify

David McNeely, chief strategy officer at Centrify, said government agencies looking to secure cloud-based information technology systems from adversaries amid rapid shift to telework arrangement should implement privileged access management.

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WestExec Advisors’ Michele Flournoy Delivers Fireside Chat During Potomac Officers Club’s AI for Maneuver Virtual Event

Michèle Flournoy, co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors

During Potomac Officers Club’s Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver Virtual Event, Michèle Flournoy, co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, was featured in a fireside chat with Greg Wenzel, 2020 Wash100 Award recipient and executive vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton. Wenzel moderated the fireside chat by posing questions on the future of defense as technology evolves. 

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William Nelson Delivers Keynote Address During Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Virtual Event

William Nelson, director of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross Functional Team (CFT) at the U.S. Army

William Nelson, director of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross Functional Team (CFT) at the U.S. Army, delivered the opening keynote address during Potomac Officers Club’s Ensuring PNT Superiority on the Future Battlefield Virtual Event on November 5th. If you missed the live version of the event, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Archive.

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JAIC’s JCF to Support Future DoD AI Initiatives; Dana Deasy Quoted

Dana Deasy, CIO of the Department of Defense

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) will work to support the warfighter and be an enabling force-multiplier for the disparate AI efforts through its data and development platform, the Joint Common Foundation (JCF). JCF will enable JAIC to build out a data and algorithm development platform. 

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Expanse’s Matt Kraning: Asset Inventory Could Help Agencies Understand Entire Attack Surface

Matt Kraning CTO and Co-Founder Expanse

Matt Kraning, chief technology officer and co-founder of Expanse, said the rapid increase in the use of cloud-based platforms and other information technology tools to support telework during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for government agencies to implement asset management

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