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Deloitte: Cyber Framework, Use of AI, Blockchain Could Help Protect Defense Industrial Base

A new Deloitte report has identified challenges U.S. defense contractors and suppliers face when it comes to complying with cybersecurity regulations and measures that could be implemented by companies to adhere to such regulations and build up a cyber-resilient security posture.

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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Government-Industry Collaboration Key to IT Modernization

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said the development of an application designed to help the U.S. Air Force manage aircraft refueling operations in the Middle East reflects the collaboration between the government and industry to advance information technology modernization.

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Pivotal’s Paul Puckett: Lean Methodologies Could Help Agencies Advance Modern Software Development

Paul Puckett, chief technology officer for federal at Pivotal Software (NYSE: PVTL), has said the development of the U.S. Air Force’s tanker refueling application indicated that the service can deploy scalable software using lean methodologies. “That approach involves combining agile practices with pair programming, test-driven development and user-centered design to create software that meets a mission need,” Puckett wrote.

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: USAF App Dev’t Effort Presents IT Modernization Lessons for Agencies

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal sector, has said the U.S. Air Force’s information technology modernization effort within its air and space operations centers presents three factors government agencies should consider as they seek to update their IT infrastructure and one is to “identify small programs that roll …

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Booz Allen’s Josh Sullivan: Agencies Should Assess Goals, Involve Employees to Advance AI Adoption

Josh Sullivan, senior vice president of analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has said there are three steps government agencies should consider when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence and one is to assess their goals relative to AI. “All AI projects need to connect to the …

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Six Teams Selected for DARPA Wearable Neural Interface Dev’t Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen six multidisciplinary teams to create wearable neural interfaces as part of a project to link the human brain to military equipment. Battelle, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Teldyne, Carnegie Mellon University, Palo Alto Research Center and Rice University will separately lead …

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IT Equipment Supply Chain Risks Are a Growing Threat; Tina Kuhn Quoted

Tina Kuhn, president and chief executive officer of CyberCore Technologies, spoke about the significant vulnerabilities of IT equipment during the recent AFCEA TechNet Cyber conference.  As a participant on the Senior Cyber Warriors Address Setting Cybersecurity Priorities panel, Kuhn warned that we’re amidst a cyber war and nation-state resources are …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Adopt New Toolkits to Harness the Power of AI

David Egts, chief technologist for the North American public sector at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), has said there are several tools that could help government agencies facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence. Those include AI toolkits such as TensorFlow open-source software, predictive analytics tools like Red Hat Insights and AI-based …

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Envistacom Adds Virtualization Platform With Fast Fit Technologies Acquisition

Envistacom has acquired Frederick, Md.-based virtualization technology provider Fast Fit Technologies in a move to offer virtualized communications waveform and data analytics applications to the Department of Defense. Atlanta-based Envistacom said Tuesday it aims to provide a common network infrastructure designed to host virtualized waveform applications that users can access …

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