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.
White House opposes NDAA’s call to close DISA, supports oversight of JEDI cloud
The White House urges against closing DISA, as the 2019 House NDAA proposes, but it supports the bill's push for increased oversight on DOD's JEDI cloud procurement.
Pentagon development of AI, quantum tech urged in defense bill
The committee is calling on the DOD to take a deeper look at how it can leverage emerging technologies in next year’s authorization bill.
House threatens DOD funding for JEDI commercial cloud in 2019 NDAA draft
If the Pentagon wants to fund its $10 billion commercial cloud acquisition, it has some questions to answer about the contract's single award.
Mac Thornberry wants to eliminate DISA
The legislation also calls to limit department senior executive service CIO roles to just five starting in 2021.
GSA move to e-commerce marketplaces could open doors for acquisition reform
The so-called “Amazon for government” plan included calls for a system to allow federal agencies to purchase directly from e-commerce retailers.