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Department of Defense News and Analysis

News and analysis relating to IT modernization at the U.S. Defense Department. As the center of U.S. military command, the Pentagon has consistently endeavored to apply new technologies to augment readiness and force efficacy. The increasing demands of data-intensive mission systems have necessitated a focus on cloud adoption at the Pentagon, as well as an attention to reforming defense-centric IT to anticipate and integrate future technology.
The workforce has a prominent focus in Gen. Richard Clarke’s modernization priorities as data efforts gain speed.
The former Lyft and Dropbox machine learning executive will serve as DOD's chief digital and artificial intelligence officer. 
DOD leaders say you can't have JADC2 without zero trust and a "data-centric" approach to cyber.
Modernizing systems for more mobile environments can ensure efficient applications of AI and biometrics in tandem to pinpoint enemies.
Development teams throughout the Veterans Health Administration have debuted new prototypes that bolster the agency’s attention to continuity of care.
Defense officials described how zero trust, ICAM solutions, DevSecOps and common data standards will optimize JADC2 implementation.
The zero trust prototype will attempt to harmonize existing security solutions for a cloud-first environment.
Though still in its infancy, collecting and making actionable data can provide insights on optimal performance of service members.
The spending boost and new requirement come as U.S. critical infrastructure sectors prepare for more cyberattacks.
Kessel Run, DOD's first software factory, is about to help one air combat command unit move all operations to a software environment designed via DevSecOps.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors collect enormous swaths of data. AI can help prioritize data loads for savvier warfighting decisions.
Tools like software bills of materials can improve software supply chain visibility and security.
After a pause in the program, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will now fall under the DOD Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The initiative will help defense leaders develop more aggressive cyber defenses.
The service's tech chief is charting a path to multi-domain operations.
Defense leads say digital modernization strategies must rely on the right data to serve mission needs.
New efforts are calling for better data sharing and interagency collaboration to fight service member suicides.
Kessel Run hopes its work will encourage more collaboration across the Defense Department.
Leaders say they will be "ruthless" with their budgets and current investments to drive highly effective, interoperable IT.
DOD's IT modernization challenges warfighters to think beyond tactical skills.