Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Senate Armed Services Committee directs independent assessment for creating a Cyber Force

A provision in the Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal 2024 NDAA directs an outside study on the creation of an independent cyber service.
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to “Wild Bill” Platoon, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment conduct electronic warfare training during Combined Resolve XV, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Hohenfels Training Area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua)

House panel wants faster adoption of AI-enabled electromagnetic spectrum classification tools

A key congressional subcommittee wants the Pentagon to accelerate the development and fielding of artificial intelligence tech to classify electronic signals on the battlefield for conventional forces.
Soldiers, airmen and industry partners conduct network surveillance during Cyber Shield 19 training week at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 7, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. George B. Davis)

Lawmakers pushing for more integration of National Guard, Reserve personnel into DOD cyber forces

An item included in a House Armed Services Subcommittee mark of the fiscal 2024 National Defense Authorization Act demands answers as to why past requirements directing more…
Edward Ramey, space domain characterization common operating picture segment (SDCCS) lead integration and training support for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, looks at a computer screen at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 19, 2022. Through the partnering of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and National Reconnaissance Office in the National Space Defense Center, JTF-SD brings to bear the full force of the U.S. Government and synchronizes space superiority planning and operations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)

Authorized strategic intelligence disclosures are likely here to stay, US officials say

Officials described how the authorized disclosures of intelligence in the run-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine will likely be a tactic used if tensions heat up with…
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) questions Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on July 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

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

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.