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New DOD 5G awards

The Pentagon issued $600 million in awards to industry for helping build out 5G use cases on military bases across the nation. Companies like AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia and many more will help the Department of Defense build out testbeds at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Naval Base San Diego, California; Marine Corps Logistics Base, Georgia; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; and Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “Through these test sites, the Department is leveraging its unique authorities to pursue bold innovation at a scale and scope unmatched anywhere else in the world," said Michael Kratsios, acting undersecretary for research and engineering. Jackson Barnett has more.

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Interior buying drones again

The Department of the Interior is once again OK to buy drones for nonemergency purposes — as long as they are American-made and approved by the Pentagon for use. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt last week eased restrictions on such purchases now that DOD's Defense Innovation Unit is offering secure, trusted drones, called Blue sUAS, to agencies. “Drones serve important functions to missions of the department,” Bernhardt wrote in a memo. “The Blue sUAS availability may help these emergency and nonemergency missions and training for such missions, which are consistent with the department’s national security interests.” Dave Nyczepir has this one.

A deep dive into the U.S. CTO role

Thirteen years, two presidential administrations and four people later, the role of the U.S. CTO is hard to encapsulate. Since it was created in 2009, no two people have performed the job the same, as each one has maintained different focuses and initiatives around American technology. In a special feature, FedScoop takes a look at the role of the U.S. CTO, the accomplishments of those who held the title and how the expectations can change when the White House has a new occupant. Read more about the role.

DOD publishes long-anticipated data strategy

The Department of Defense finally launched its first data strategy last week, pushing for a broad shift across the military to use data in support of warfighting. The strategy came after new DOD Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk went on a listening tour across the department to find ways for the military to use data as a warfighting tool. “This does mean that we need to acknowledge that data is the ammo of the future,” Spirk said. Jackson has more from the strategy.


Cloud and AI key to managing risk for government agencies

The remote workforce has opened up the floodgates on cyber risk, presenting new challenges to operate safely in distributed environments. In addition to staying on top of growing threats, government CTOs and CISOs are also required to keep their environments current on an extensive list of federal compliance and regulatory guidance. Microsoft’s Alym Rayani explains how IT leaders will benefit from AI-enabled tools to converge security and compliance. Listen to the interview.

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