Mark Esper

Esper announces new initiatives to boost U.S. position in AI race


DOD officials have spoken ad nauseam about their hopes and dreams for AI. Wednesday, its top official said those dreams would become reality.

The Pentagon is failing to scale emerging technology, senior leaders say


The DOD has done fine prototyping innovation. Now it needs to scale it, current and former leaders said during the Aspen Security Forum.

U.S. CTO Kratsios gets second job as Pentagon CTO


He oversaw the launch of the American AI Initiative, National Quantum Coordination Office and COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.

Senators urge against shuttering of Pentagon’s cyber college


"We fear that such an action sends the wrong message to our warfighters and to our adversaries," the senators wrote in a letter to DOD leadership.

Pentagon further restricts building access, boosting telework demand, after contractor dies


The Pentagon raised its in-person workforce restrictions to its second highest-level, HPCON-C, increasing the number of employees that will need teleworking to some degree.

Contractors demand maximum telework authority as coronavirus furloughs loom


“We’re really in uncharted territory here," said the attorney leading Ward & Berry's government contracts practice.