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U.S. Army is in the midst of a significant restructuring of its program executive offices as it's working on building a secure unified network.

CISA's updated guidance provides more technical depth across the five pillars of zero trust and adds a new maturity stage.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command sees information warfare as a competitive advantage in future conflicts.

Edge computing is vital to the warfighter but securing networks and enabling data access at the network edge remain difficult.

The service is shifting its organizational forces to be more software-centric.

The Defense Department is on a path to achieve a target level zero trust by 2027, but the implementation process will be arduous and highly complex.

DOD wants more visibility into the commercial cloud service provider side, rather than just the customer side.

Kessel Run has been quietly proving how achieving a software-empowered organization transforms all facets of warfighting operations.

A lot of innovative work happens within the federal government, but it struggles with its messaging to attract the talent it needs.

As the Defense Department implements its zero trust roadmap, data tagging and workforce education are both a challenge and an opportunity.

Defense leaders are eying better governance and risk management as policy around ethical AI shapes up.

The Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapse drew a quick response from the Defense Innovation Unit, which is taking steps to prevent future risk to its vendors.

The Defense Department's Chief Digital and AI Office is working to understand the resources needed for integration of the department-wide framework.

Old infrastructure is a major roadblock for the Space Force Technology and Innovation Office responsible for the service's digital transformation efforts.

DOD is drafting a publicly available space strategy that will lay out plans to protect on-orbit satellites.

The use of unauthorized technology has become increasingly prevalent in the remote work environment, weakening cybersecurity.

The service requires connectivity, data and machine learning to modernize its expeditionary force.

CISA's Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative will focus on managing and preventing persistent cybersecurity threats, such as supply chain risk and open-source software.

NIST is standardizing quantum-proof encryption algorithms to help federal agencies protect against quantum-based attacks.

Defense Innovation Board members received an update from the science and technology and strategic investment capital task forces.

FutureG & 5G initiative is hastening 5G adoption across DOD and investment in NextG technologies.

Spirit Realm, one of the newest USAF software factories, will support B-2 stealth bomber operational capability.

The Office of Strategic Capital will develop strategies to increase capital flow to companies working on critical technologies important to national security.

The sheer volume of data are challenging MHS GENESIS cybersecurity, interoperability and scalability.

Securing open-source software is a unique challenge, and the federal government is just starting to develop ways to evaluate and minimize security risks associated with its use.

"My job as the CIO is done when Army senior leaders can explain the Army Digital Transformation Strategy just as well as I," Iyer wrote announcing his departure from the Army.

The Technology Modernization Fund will support the Army's Infrastructure Cyber Protection project, which will protect and modernize the Army's critical Infrastructure.

Air Force software factory Kessel Run replaced the 609th Air Operations Center's legacy IT battle management system with its new suite of software applications, called KRADOS.

The Pentagon's spending priorities include strengthening IT modernization and funding emerging technologies.

The joint force needs transformational computing technologies to achieve JADC2.

A new zero trust strategy may alleviate department challenges in creating a connected ecosystem on military bases.

With legacy systems in place, agencies are starting to use DevOps to ease the shift to new IT systems.

NNSA, an agency with one of the most sensitive missions in government, plans to deploy commercial cloud capabilities for classified systems.

First of its kind strategy will guide the agency in achieving a more robust cybersecurity framework that will reduce risk and improve user experience.

The Pentagon's Chief Digital and AI Office will focus on enabling AI at the combatant command-level in 2023.

Emerging threats against defense industrial control systems will have serious consequences if not addressed.

AI and edge computing could help service members in combat zones endure through difficult circumstances.

AI, zero trust and software modernization highlight an unclassified version of the Defense Department's defense strategy.

Ransomware-related filings skyrocketed in the second half of 2021, costing U.S. critical infrastructure more than $1 billion in ransomware payments.

NRO will release an RFP by January 2023 as part of a wider DOD initiative to increase investment in satellite and satellite-adjacent technologies.

CISA is confident in the security and resiliency of election infrastructure, but concerns remain due to a complex threat environment.

Responsible, resilient and robust AI is an absolute necessity for the Air Force to compete and win on the global stage.

The strategy lists secure, survive and strike as the primary principles for defense in cyberspace.

Testing, scaling and interoperability are the remaining impediments as DISA moves closer to completing its Thunderdome zero trust prototype.

BYOD program will let soldiers and DOD civilians securely access government systems through their personal devices

Army struggles to strengthen its workforce to meet its growing digital engineering needs

Army has become more data-centric but still has a long way to go

Zero trust and a strong cybersecurity culture will help the Department of the Navy prepare its data for AI.

CISA's new directive aims to improve asset visibility and allow to manage cybersecurity risks federal agencies face.

Data standards and governance determine federal agencies's readiness for zero trust.

The service sees a modern workforce a requirement for delivering modern services and data capabilities.

Technology, processes, culture, training and funding hinder Air Force modernization efforts necessary to problem solve and stay ahead.