Department of Defense (DOD)

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 aviation ordnance technicians load compatible software for a U. S. Air Force Guided Bomb Unit 38 to be employed on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet proof of concept mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 14, 2022. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)

Marine Corps launches its first software factory

The Marine Corps will continue its partnership with the Army, co-locating with the service's software factory in Austin, Texas.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Montana, 8th Communications Squadron infrastructure, gives a briefing on the Wolf Packs network infrastructure status to Lauren Barrett Knausenberger, Department of the Air Force chief information officer, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 27, 2022. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shannon Braaten)

Lauren Knausenberger to step down as Air Force CIO

Knausenberger is the third U.S. military CIO to announce their departure from the role in recent months.
Ohio Air National Guard Airman First Class Justin Mauri, left, Senior Airman Ryan Schuett, center, and Airman First Class Joseph Blust, 178th Communication Flight, manage fiber optic cables June 7, 2016, at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena Michigan. (Ohio Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Seth Skidmore)

DOD issues $223M contract to support next-gen voice services on military bases

Lumen will provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with hybrid cloud-enabled Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and unified communications services.
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia assembles a communication flyaway kit and Ranger SATCOM terminal to establish network connectivity at Cairo West Air Base on June 27, 2022 as part of exercise Agile Phoenix. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Glen Flanagan)

Pentagon CIO issues implementation plan to guide enterprise SATCOM capabilities

The plan heavily takes into account that the Department of Defense is working more closely with commercial and international partners for global satellite communications to power JADC2.