Sea Hunter, an autonomous unmanned surface vehicle, arrives at Pearl Harbor to participate in the Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aiko Bongolan)

Navy to soon host industry days for advanced unmanned systems development to comply with congressional mandate

The Navy in the coming weeks will host industry days for companies interested in learning more about opportunities to work on the service’s unmanned systems initiatives, according…
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines (C) listens during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on March 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee met to discuss worldwide threats including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and heard from intelligence officials including both Haines, Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Paul Nakasone, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director William Burns, and Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Lawmakers question whether the intelligence community needs its own ‘WERX’ tech incubator

An NDAA provision would mandate intel agencies to investigate their gaps with deploying AI and other emerging tech.
A sign for the National Security Agency (NSA), US Cyber Command and Central Security Service, is seen near the visitor’s entrance to the headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland, February 14, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Key lawmakers in favor of keeping ‘dual hat’ arrangement between Cybercom and NSA

The current arrangement wherein one individual leads both U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA, was initially considered to be a temporary setup.
Camp Pendleton
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tristian Zimmerman, left, and Cpl. Jeremiah Egre-Contreras, both cryptologic linguists with Alpha Company, 1st Radio Battalion (RADBN), I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, operate a VMAX backpack system during a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 28, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)

DOD making progress in information operations but more improvement is needed, experts say

The Department of Defense is taking action to elevate and further incorporate information operations and information warfare into its strategy and planning. However, some experts say more…