Jon Harper

Jon Harper is Managing Editor of DefenseScoop, the Scoop News Group’s newest online publication focused on the Pentagon and its pursuit of new capabilities. He leads an award-winning team of journalists in providing breaking news and in-depth analysis on military technology and the ways in which it is shaping how the Defense Department operates and modernizes. You can also follow him on Twitter @Jon_Harper_

Cyber

Senior DOD IT official sees challenges for JWCC implementation

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The Pentagon’s forthcoming Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability is expected to yield major benefits, but there will be several challenges for implementation, Lily Zeleke said.

AI

Pentagon report warns that China may wield AI to enhance ‘cognitive domain operations’

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The People’s Liberation Army sees artificial intelligence as a key enabler of psychological warfare that could be employed against the U.S. and other nations during “cognitive domain operations,” the Defense Department noted in its latest report on China’s military power.

Weapons

Army conducting market research for kamikaze drones

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The Army is conducting market research with an eye on loitering munitions and other unmanned aerial system technology that could make squads and other units more lethal.

Weapons

Navy looking to add vendors to $982M IDIQ contract vehicle for unmanned systems tech

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The Navy released an RFI to gauge companies’ interest in pursuing access to the IDIQ-MAC pool of awardees for the Unmanned Surface Vehicle/Vessel Family of Systems.

AI

HASC lawmaker Seth Moulton urges faster adoption — and more restraint — of military AI

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The U.S. isn't moving quickly enough in embracing military AI and establishing international guidelines for its ethical use, according to Rep.Seth Moulton.

AI

DARPA calling for AI ‘reinforcements’ to bolster US air combat capability

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DARPA released a Broad Agency Announcement on Monday for its new Artificial Intelligence Reinforcements (AIR) program.