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11/14/2022
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We're loaded with news to kick off your week. The latest from the Army's Project Convergence 22 event. A new chief software officer in the Pentagon. And what's next for the Air Force's Skyborg program. Welcome to the DefenseScoop newsletter, Nov. 14, 2022.

Data management challenges are top of mind at Project Convergence 22

The Army is making progress on processing and accessing data for faster and better decision-making, but much more work needs to be done, according to senior leaders. Mark Pomerleau has the story.


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How Estonia is 'stepping up' digitally for Ukraine

Welcoming tens of thousands of war refugees while steadily donating weapons and ammunition, bulletproof vests, cybersecurity expertise — and much more — Estonia has been staunchly supporting Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February. Brandi Vincent spoke with Estonia's cyber chief.


DOD addressing 'obstacle course' of impediments holding back work with cybersecurity startups

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks has tasked top Pentagon IT and acquisition officials to find and root out obstacles that are keeping startups and other small companies from scaling and sustaining innovative technologies when working with the Department of Defense, according to CIO John Sherman. Billy Mitchell has this.


AFRL's Skyborg program gearing up for final software demonstration

The Air Force Research Lab’s Skyborg initiative is preparing for its final software demonstration as the service looks to transition the capability to a new robotic wingman program, according to a service official. Jon Harper has the latest on Skyborg.


DOD gets new chief software officer

The Department of Defense has a new chief software officer, the Pentagon announced last week. Mark has this.


US sending Avenger air defense weapons to Ukraine for the first time via new $400M security package

Included in the Pentagon’s latest military aid package to support Ukraine are four Avenger air defense systems and 192 Stinger missiles that the Avengers could launch against enemy drones or other airborne threats. Brandi has more on the new package.


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