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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | January 27, 2023

Next week, the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board and Defense Business Board will convene for their first meetings of 2023.

The Insider | January 26, 2023

As industry invests in various cloud solutions to support the U.S. military, Microsoft announced yesterday that its Office 365 applications are available in the secret domain.

Daily News | January 25, 2023

The Defense Department has released its updated autonomous weapon systems policy, accounting for the "dramatic, expanded" vision for artificial intelligence in the future of the U.S. military and clarifying the previous iteration of the document.

Daily News | January 25, 2023

Following Germany's decision to deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the Biden administration has announced it will send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to aid the fight against Russia.

Daily News | January 25, 2023

More than doubling the number of transitioned programs from last year, the Defense Innovation Unit touts its success in switching commercial, emerging technology prototypes to full production deals for the Defense Department in a new report.

Daily News | January 24, 2023

Raytheon Technologies announced in an earnings call this morning that it is reorganizing its business units -- promising to relieve "friction" in the company.

Daily News | January 20, 2023

Starting this spring, “red team” hackers from the National Security Agency, and potentially hackers from the military services, will attack four Pentagon cloud service providers’ zero-trust systems in each of the companies' cloud infrastructures.

Daily News | January 20, 2023

Operational testing of the Navy's newest version of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet infrared sensor has been pushed back to the second quarter of fiscal year 2024 -- marking another delay in the program.

Daily News | January 19, 2023

The Defense Department has established a three-phased, multiyear approach for modernizing command and control capabilities for satellite communications, according to a comprehensive plan released Wednesday by the office of DOD Chief Information Officer John Sherman.

Daily News | January 19, 2023

Touting the efficiency of the Pentagon’s ability to provide lethal aid to the frontlines in Ukraine, one top official said the Defense Department is using artificial intelligence to bring disparate data together and figure out what the Ukrainian military will need next.

Daily News | January 18, 2023

As the private sector is trailblazing in the field of artificial intelligence, the Pentagon is seeking to develop AI through its own avenues and working to find where industry and Defense Department priorities align.

Daily News | January 13, 2023

While hundreds of the Army's applications have already moved to the cloud, a senior service official says there's still "a lot more to lift," which could be accomplished through an upcoming enterprise-wide cloud contract.

The Insider | January 11, 2023

Lawmakers from the House Armed Services Committee have sent a letter to President Biden backing the tripartite AUKUS agreement after two senators voiced bipartisan concern that the security pact could harm the U.S. submarine industrial base.

Daily News | January 11, 2023

Over a year after its inception, the Navy's Mideast-based unmanned task force has reached full operational capability and U.S. 5th Fleet aims to expand its presence to create a "digital ocean" in the region as threats from Iran and other malign actors remain "very real."

The Insider | January 10, 2023

The Defense Information Systems Agency is asking for industry input on writing a "strategic roadmap" for next-generation electromagnetic spectrum development.

Daily News | January 9, 2023

U.S. Fleet Forces Command is working on an initiative to "dissolve" the operational line in the Atlantic Ocean between U.S Northern Command and European Command -- allowing the Navy to deliver more capacity to NATO without having to send forces on full deployments.

Daily News | January 6, 2023

Shipbuilder and defense technology company HII has been awarded an advanced planning contract to upgrade the Navy’s stealth destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000), which will include adding long range hypersonic missiles to the ship class.

Daily News | January 5, 2023

After announcing four vendors will participate in a competitive task order process for an up-to-$9-billion multicloud environment, multiple hurdles could lie ahead for the Pentagon, including potential delays and the possibility of contractor protests.

The Insider | January 5, 2023

During its second summit to advance zero-trust initiatives, the Joint Staff (J-6) included the intelligence alliance Five Eyes, bringing the U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand into conversations on command and control.

The Insider | January 4, 2023

Barbara McQuiston will chair the board of directors for NATO's new initiative to accelerate transatlantic cooperation on emerging technologies.

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