House Armed Services Committee
Pentagon leaders push for emerging technology R&D increase in 2021
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley continue to push for more R&D funding for AI and other emerging technologies from Congress.
Congress wants to give DOD a top IT workforce recruitment official
The House and Senate are each proposing a new assistant secretary (or higher) position to boost recruitment of a digital workforce in the DOD.
NDAA draft focuses on AI, cyber oversight
The latest NDAA could increase focus on cyber and future technology's role in defense.
DOD needs to staff up to hire Cyber Excepted Service personnel, officials say
DOD officials said resources are lacking to recruit new talent at the scale the military services require.
JEDI protests are holding back DOD’s vision for enterprise cloud, CIO Deasy says
"What will happen is the longer we delay standing up a JEDI capability, the military services are ... going to continue to stand up their own individual environments, and I don’t see that as beneficial over the long term to the department," Deasy said.
Alphabet, Microsoft leaders named to National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
The new group, created by the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill, will review the ethical considerations of using AI for defense purposes.