Jon Harper

Jon Harper is the Managing Editor of DefenseScoop, the Scoop News Group's newest publication which will officially launch in September. Until then, his bylines will appear on FedScoop. He covers the Pentagon and military technology. You can also follow him on Twitter @Jon_Harper_


Upcoming SOFWERX event to tackle challenges associated with omnipresent sensor networks

by • 2 days ago

An innovation hub focused on solving SOCOM's toughest problems is organizing an event to brainstorm the tools commandos will need to operate in environments where sensors are everywhere.


Senior Air Force official voices caution about increasing OSD’s involvement in JADC2

by • 3 days ago

Having the Office of the Secretary of Defense step in to better coordinate and lead efforts around JADC2 could backfire, Tim Grayson warned.


Pentagon backs new hub for developing, testing 6G technology

by • 5 days ago

The project, known as Open6G, is part of the Pentagon’s Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G) program that aims to promote the next generation of network technologies.


Senators propose big boost in funding to upgrade DOD’s test ranges

by • 5 days ago

The chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2023 defense appropriations bill recommends spending about $1.8 billion on these efforts.


DISA expanding Thunderdome cybersecurity project to include classified network

by • 6 days ago

The prototyping effort will now include the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network.


New legislation would slash DOD funding for counter-drone systems

by • 1 week ago

The chairman’s mark for the Senate Appropriations Committee’s fiscal 2023 defense spending bill recommends cutting $106 million from the Army’s budget request to buy capabilities to defeat small drones.