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Lauren C. Williams

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Lauren C. Williams

Lauren C. Williams is senior editor for Defense One. She previously covered defense technology and cybersecurity for FCW and Defense Systems. Before then, Williams has reported on several issues, including internet culture, national security, health care, politics and crime for various publications. She has a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at lwilliams@govexec.com or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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Space Force inches closer to classified remote work

The platform built by General Dynamics IT could be a popular remote-work solution for Space Systems Command.

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The Pentagon’s brewing a build-a-cloud program for defense agencies

The young platform, dubbed Olympus, is designed for self-service commercial cloud needs.

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WT 360: Defense One's Lauren Williams on the Pentagon's new cyber-industrial strategy

Our Defense One colleague Lauren Williams jumps in to break down how the Defense Department is pushing to help the industrial base boost their cybersecurity and improve data protection across the entire ecosystem.

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The Pentagon wants to help boost cybersecurity for small contractors

A new strategy outlines how the Defense Department plans to increase security and strengthen relationships across the industrial base.

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Meet the Army’s tech incubator

Army Applications Lab turns five this year—and boasts that the startups it has worked with raised nearly $1 billion in funding.

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Defense officials tease new commercial space strategies

The documents would detail how the Pentagon and Space Force want to use private space companies for military missions.

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Pentagon unveils its long-awaited defense industry strategy

The first-of-its-kind document aims to address fragile supply chains revealed by a global pandemic and simultaneous international conflicts.

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Job 1 for makers of anti-drone defenses: write good software

Pentagon buyers are looking for control systems that are reliable, easy to use, and simple to update.

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WT 360's Info Session: The largest Navy conference, banking, cyber, and figuring out JADC2

Lauren Williams and Marcus Weisgerber from our partner publication Defense One jump into the conversation to go over all things military, technology and budgets as they are always key watch items for companies.

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Companies prepare to spend more on cybersecurity under new rules

Despite some complaints about the White House's new tack, industry leaders say most recognize the need for better defenses.

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Tougher cybersecurity rules may be more than a year away—but don’t wait to get ready

Contractors should prepare for independent checks on their data systems, and maybe more reporting requirements as well.

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Google Cloud gets DOD's blessing. But will it win contracts?

Within days, the Pentagon is expected to announce winners of its up-to-$9 billion tactical cloud effort.

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Contractors’ reluctance to work With Pentagon on cybersecurity Is leaving vulnerabilities, DOD official says

Just 1% of defense firms use DOD’s free network-security services, its acting principal deputy chief information officer says.

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DISA’s plea to industry: bring us battlefield-ready tech

The Pentagon’s IT agency also wants help wringing more performance out of its existing gear.

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DISA’s sweeping new plan takes aim at data silos, mistagged info

The Pentagon’s IT agency has policy and culture ideas to encourage freer, more secure info-sharing.

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The US Army Is hunting for more soldier-connected tech

A recent solicitation calls for soldier-centered networking and information technology that will link existing and prototype technologies together.

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Vendors prep for new cyber rules of the road

Federal policy is shifting to impose tighter cybersecurity requirements on government contractors and Congress appears poised to impose new standards throughout the private sector.

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Marine Corps shares new information warfare doctrine

The Corps wants commanders to start thinking about the role of information in waging war.

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Air Force looks to HBCUs to lead its first university applied research center

The tactical autonomy-focused center will focus on key areas including human-machine teaming, trust and collaboration between platforms.