Defense

US reviews export controls in Britain, Australia for high-tech arms sales exemptions

A State Dept. official told a House panel that work to align AUKUS partners with U.S. export control requirements is ‘going very well'.

Sigma Defense closes second JADC2-focused acquisition

The Sagewind-backed technology integrator has prioritized the military's overarching soldier-and-network connectivity vision in the strategy.

IARPA makes awards in 4-year effort studying hacker psychology

The program greenlit research contracts for technologies that would use psychology to thwart hackers.

Our next Power Breakfast explores the new National Defense Industrial Strategy

Danielle Miller, a Defense Department official and one of the strategy's authors, will share insights into the strategy and what comes next at our Feb. 16 event.

Synthetaic closes $15M Series B funding round

The venture arms of IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton are among the investors in Synthetaic, which is looking to further develop and scale its image categorization tool.

Space Force leans on OTAs to bring innovation

The four-year-old service branch is looking to lower the barriers for small businesses and non-traditional companies to offer space-related solutions.

Jacobs loses fight to keep $2.8B Special Operations IT contract

All of the incumbent's claims were rejected and that clears the way for the transition to a new prime.

Army updates Common Hardware Systems program to streamline purchases

The Army overhauled the four-decade old program with the goal of making it easier for buyers to purchase ruggedized commercial technology for use in the tactical space.

WT 360: CMMC lessons from the voluntary assessment program

Derek Kernus explains how his company went through the Defense Department's assessment process for complying with the standards at the heart of CMMC, the rule that will lay out how contractors protect information on their systems.

Solving manpower challenges with enterprise IT modernization

CACI International executive and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata explains how enterprise IT modernization offers powerful and profound ways to significantly improve combat readiness and performance.

More tech sector collaboration is key to U.S. global leadership, DOD official says

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said “the future of our nation depends” on closer ties between the Pentagon and the private sector.

Navy launches 'Spiral 4' recompete of wireless contract

A final solicitation is now live for this program that is not exclusive to the Navy and involves all three of the U.S.' major carriers.

CMMC's effective date appears likely to be early 2025

The Defense Department needs to adjudicate comments and Congress needs to review the final rule on how contractors protect information before the standard takes effect.

DZYNE hires General Atomics vet as revenue chief

Highlander Partners acquired the unmanned systems maker in 2023 as part of a push to identify and acquire similar businesses.

How different Space Force is from the branch it came from

The Air Force once handled substantially all of the military's space portfolio that is now part of Space Force. One former Air Force space officer told our Power Breakfast audience that understanding the shift requires looking at technology and threats through a different lens.

How Space Force works to build commercial-first mindset

As opposed to specific projects, the service branch's Commercial Space Office wants to focus on broader mission areas as it builds an ecosystem around dual-use technologies.

Saalex extends further east via acquisition

The Southern California-headquartered company also gains more of a footing with the Navy.