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

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The Pentagon is still working to meet requirements from the fiscal 2020 NDAA when it comes to building out an information operations enterprise.

Services working to convergence EW, cyber warfare capabilities

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Each of the military departments are working to develop integrated cyber and electronic warfare capabilities, but lawmakers are pushing for more inter-service integration of these efforts.

SASC bill authorizes budget boost for several Cyber Command initiatives

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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the annual defense policy bill would authorize plus-ups in funding for several U.S. Cyber Command programs and concepts. The committee passed its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday morning behind closed doors and released a summary of the bill. The legislation will now go to the Senate floor for consideration. The summary notes several programs received increases in…

House panel wants audit of underperforming software, IT at DOD

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Members of the House Armed Services Committee are taking aim at underperforming software within the Department of Defense. The HASC subcommittee on cyber, innovative technologies, and information systems’ mark of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would require the Pentagon to contract with a federally funded research and development center to conduct an independent study on the impacts and challenges associated with the use of…

House panel wants to force DOD to develop common language on information operations

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Congress is aiming to limit the secretary of Defense’s travel if the Department of Defense does not develop a joint lexicon regarding information operations. The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems wants the department to develop a joint lexicon for terms related to information operations, including information environment, operations in the information environment, and information-related capabilities, according to staff members familiar with the subcommittee’s plans…

SASC chair: conflict in Ukraine demonstrating importance of cyber cooperation with foreign partners

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Joint efforts have stymied Russian digital probes in Ukraine, and the United States must continue to build cyber relationships with allies and partners, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., told the Defense Writers Group that he and other officials will be paying close attention to lessons learned from the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, which began Feb. 24 and is still ongoing. While…

Former DIU leader gets seat on commission examining military budget

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A congressionally mandated commission investigating how the military plans and executes its budget will include the former head of the Defense Innovation Unit, Raj Shah. Shah and other appointees have been critical of the military’s two-year budgeting cycle, which can delay innovative startups from entering the defense market. Shah’s background, as a startup founder and Air National Guard F-16 pilot, bridges both Silicon Valley and national security. “Now is the…