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‘Desperate Need For Speed’ As Army Takes On Chinese, Russian, ISIS Info Ops

Breaking Defense (August 21, 2019) The U.S. Army wants to reorganize and expand Army Cyber Command to make it an Information Warfare Command, and to give the revised organization the capability to move faster to combat U.S. enemies in cyberspace, which means greater use of automation and avoiding delays caused by bureaucratic reviews.

DoDIIS 2019: Reference Architecture Gives Intelligence Agencies Flexibility

Fed Tech (August 21, 2019) A new strategic plan on advancing cloud computing in the intelligence community calls for supporting artificial intelligence and machine learning, disconnected and edge capabilities, applications and data that are portable, and workflows that move across multiple layers of security.

DISA Streamlines Cloud Authorizations

GCN (August 19, 2019) On Aug. 15, DISA issued a provisional authorization for moderate-baseline workloads to run in clouds authorized in other agencies by FedRAMP, without explicit written authorization from DoD. The move will streamline cloud migration for mission partners and reduce the steps cloud service providers go through to offer FedRAMP moderate solutions for …

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What’s the Best Way for the Pentagon to Invest in Artificial Intelligence?

C4ISRNet (August 16, 2019) The Pentagon’s proposed FY 2020 budget calls for $927 million in funding for Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as machine learning, including $208 million earmarked for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). The funding, much of which would go to basic AI research, would allow DoD and the IC to leverage …

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NIST Lays Out Roadmap for Developing Artificial Intelligence Standards

Nextgov (August 12, 2019) Federal standards for artificial intelligence must be strict enough to prevent the tech from harming humans, yet flexible enough to encourage innovation and get the tech industry on board, according to NIST. The agency released Aug. 12 its much-anticipated guidance on how the government should approach developing technical and ethical standards …

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Energy is Updating its Cyber Posture Assessment Tool

Nextgov (August 14, 2019) The Energy Department is upgrading its toolkit for measuring how effectively organizations protect themselves against cyberattacks. The department on Aug. 14 announced it would update the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model, a framework that helps federal agencies and private companies better assess the strength of their cyber defenses. The model was last …

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