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Startups press Congress to improve how DOD buys software

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Founders and CEOs of 19 national security-focused technology startups and small businesses pressed Congress this week to resolve specific hurdles they’re encountering associated with how the Pentagon buys software. Their proposals come as lawmakers are working on fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation — and as software is considered increasingly critical to ensure military advantage in modern conflicts. In a three-page letter penned to the House and Senate…

Lawmakers want clarity on Pentagon's JADC2 efforts

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A House subcommittee is pushing for greater oversight of the Department of Defense’s emerging concept Joint All-Domain Command and Control, which seeks to connect sensors and shooters, and provide battlefield commanders with the right information to make faster decisions. In an “item of special interest” of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems’ fiscal 2023 markup of the annual defense policy bill, the panel is…

DOD must make smarter investments in 2023 budget, says Rep. Adam Smith

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With a highly dynamic strategic environment and adversaries seeking to change the world order, the fiscal 2023 budget will be the most impactful and important of the last 25 years for the Department of Defense, according to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. And as the U.S. is figuring out its role and how to brush back revisionist adversaries and competitors, it must be thoughtful about building and…