Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal government outlined its plans Sept. 16 for distributing a COVID-19 vaccine free to all Americans, with the Defense Department leading the operational planning, oversight, and logistics of distribution—without ever touching the product, senior officials said in a phone call with reporters.
Officials are mum, so here’s a roundup of clues.
U.S. forces are redefining joint operations to be more tightly integrated. Joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) accelerates the speed and complexity of warfare by tying forces together across the air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. For the latest on what this means to operators and the industry, check out our JADC2 landing page.
The Air Force’s initiative to modernize its network didn’t miss a beat over the last few months despite the pandemic and other related challenges.
As Congress readies a stopgap spending measure this week, the defense industry is girding for a long-term funding patch that could delay both new procurement programs and needed fiscal certainty into next year.
It’s official: The 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base want to give their Lightning stealth jets a “threat representative” color scheme.
Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division said on Sept. 16 it is developing and will fly a new unmanned aircraft system called Speed Racer to validate that an internal digital engineering process called StarDrive can produce sophisticated flight vehicles faster and cheaper across the full range of the company’s product portfolio.
In an extraordinary meeting that highlights how crucial artificial intelligence is becoming to the U.S. and its allies, some 100 officials from 13 democratic countries met online Sept. 15-16 to discuss how their militaries could ethically use artificial intelligence, the first summit of its kind. Hosted by the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the virtual conference kicked off what JAIC’s calling the AI Partnership for Defense, an international forum it hopes will evolve from broad principles and policy to technical cooperation on data and algorithms.
Xage Security, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity startup, announced a contract Sept. 17 to develop, evaluate, and prepare a data protection strategy for the U.S. Space Force.
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