Audrey Decker

Audrey Decker was an Inside Defense Navy reporter until February 2023. She previously covered Maryland state politics for Capital News Service. She is a 2021 graduate from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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Daily News | February 28, 2023

The Biden administration's forthcoming national cybersecurity strategy will increase cooperation with new allies as U.S. Cyber Command monitors malign activity from Russia and China, according to a top CYBERCOM official.

Daily News | February 23, 2023

After demonstrating its artificial intelligence algorithms during an inflight test with an F-16, Shield AI aims to have a version of its self-driving software ready for a fighter jet by 2025.

The Insider | February 22, 2023

Touting the demonstration as an industry first, Lockheed Martin and Juniper Networks successfully tested routing technology that prioritizes the flow of critical information from contested environments to military commanders.

Daily News | February 21, 2023

The Pentagon is planning to bring back the Rapid Innovation Fund -- a pot of money initially created to help small technology companies bridge "the valley of death" that hasn't been funded for several years.

The Insider | February 16, 2023

After touring multiple combatant commands, the Defense Department's chief digital and artificial intelligence office has learned that implementing AI for DOD's warfighting mission will require more personnel, not less.

The Insider | February 16, 2023

As the Defense Department faces challenges to recruit and train "cyber warriors," the office of DOD Chief Information Officer John Sherman has released guidance aiming to unify its cyber workforce efforts under a common umbrella.

Daily News | February 15, 2023

Concern over the Defense Department's inability to scale emerging technology has permeated the Pentagon and Capitol Hill in recent years, with criticism coming from Washington insiders and outsiders on the barriers -- and controversy -- surrounding start-ups in the defense industrial base.

Daily News | February 15, 2023

The Defense Information Systems Agency's zero-trust security program has finished its operational assessment period and has rolled out a series of technologies to demonstrate that its new program can deliver "all of the tenants of zero trust" for the Defense Department, an official announced today.

The Insider | February 14, 2023

Pentagon research and engineering chief Heidi Shyu has established a Defense Science Board task force to study the weapon system concepts that will allow the U.S. to regain operational dominance and prevail with minimal cost if deterrence fails against an adversary.

Daily News | February 13, 2023

Citing hurdles to employing cloud at the tactical edge, Amazon Web Services has revealed its solution to support cloud computing from remote locations -- the company's new offering in the Pentagon's multivendor, multicloud enterprise.

Daily News | February 10, 2023

A senior defense official today said it is the Pentagon's view that the opportunity to boost Ukraine's air power could come once fighting in the country has de-escalated -- possibly through a negotiated settlement with Russia -- despite Kyiv's calls for combat aircraft now.

Daily News | February 9, 2023

The Defense Department's chief digital and artificial intelligence office is working to "operationalize" the guidance surrounding AI usage and deliver tools for the department to realize its AI efforts, according to a top CDAO official.

Daily News | February 9, 2023

Amidst concerns over the Defense Department's ability to scale commercial innovation, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a new subcommittee chairman, said lawmakers should consider enacting policy to keep the military services accountable while using other transaction authority contracting vehicles.

Daily News | February 7, 2023

Amidst lawmakers' push to add further guardrails to accelerated middle-tier acquisition authorities, analysis from a government watchdog found multiple roadblocks that prevent the Defense Department from implementing its approach to rapidly prototyping and fielding new weapons.

Daily News | February 2, 2023

Following Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's recent establishment of the Office of Strategic Capital, the Defense Department will approve the first funds for its Small Business Investment Company initiative by the end of the summer to put money behind critical technologies.

The Insider | February 2, 2023

While briefing the Defense Innovation Board, a three-star Air Force general alleged that some of the Pentagon's largest prime contractors sometimes acquire small, innovative start-up companies so they can "kill them" and protect legacy profits.

Daily News | February 1, 2023

A three-star Air Force general today alleged that some of the Pentagon's largest prime contractors sometimes acquire small, innovative start-up companies so they can "kill them" and protect legacy profits.

The Insider | January 31, 2023

As the Pentagon searches for emerging technologies to keep pace with its adversaries, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with three companies to scale quantum computing at a speed beyond previous predictions.

The Insider | January 31, 2023

In partnership with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon's chief digital and artificial intelligence officer has relaunched a series of experiments to improve access to data across the force.

Daily News | January 30, 2023

As the Pentagon expects climate change to "further intensify tensions" between countries, the Defense Science Board will begin a study this summer to investigate climate's impact on national security and assess the new systems and technology needed for the U.S. military's near- and far-term needs.

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