Georgina DiNardo

Georgina DiNardo is a beat reporter covering emerging technologies. Previously, she worked at the "Military Times" and "Defense News", where she reported on technology advancements, military updates and the federal workforce. Before that she graduated from American University, where she interned for "PBS To the Contrary" and served as Managing Copy Editor for "The Eagle", the university newspaper.

Archived Articles
The Insider | June 12, 2024

The Pentagon established the Cyber Academic Engagement Office (CAEO) today to function as the "consolidated focal point" for cyber-related activities between the Defense Department and academia.

Daily News | June 12, 2024

House appropriators are seeking a detailed plan of Replicator's tranche 2 requirements and want to funnel millions into the Defense Innovation Unit to better transition developmental technology into the field, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | June 6, 2024

A senior Pentagon official today called for more flexibility in the Defense Department's budget so threats can be tackled as they emerge, comments coming a week before the House Armed Services Committee is expected to vote on the fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill.

The Insider | June 6, 2024

John Sherman, the Defense Department's chief information officer, intends to leave his job at the end of the month, according to an announcement by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Daily News | June 5, 2024

Palantir has already demonstrated improvements regarding the Pentagon's Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) effort in line with the department's new Open DAGIR approach, a Chief Digital Artificial Intelligence Office official said yesterday.

Daily News | June 5, 2024

The Defense Innovation Unit posted two solicitations today seeking commercial solutions to address Navy and Army energy resiliency needs.

Daily News | June 3, 2024

The Defense Innovation Unit and the Air Force Armament Directorate (EB) announced today that the partnership selected four companies that will support their Enterprise Test Vehicle (ETV) project.

Daily News | May 31, 2024

After receiving user feedback, the Defense Innovation Unit has updated its Blue Uncrewed Aerial System program, including adding approved capabilities to its "Blue List," increasing the program's framework options and reducing update approval time through consistent software monitoring.

Daily News | May 30, 2024

The Chief Digital Artificial Intelligence Office today announced its intent to embark on a new approach to accessible government data and a smoother acquisition process for digital capabilities through enterprise-level contracts and licenses called Open DAGIR.

Daily News | May 30, 2024

Palantir has received a $480 million contract to supply the Army with its Maven Smart System prototype, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

Daily News | May 30, 2024

A proposed bipartisan amendment to the House version of the fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill seeks to establish a pilot program at the Pentagon to incentivize new investment in dual-use military technologies.

Daily News | May 30, 2024

Ursa Major has announced it has "hot fire" tested Draper -- its developmental liquid hypersonic engine -- over 50 times since March, meeting the project's 12-month timeline through a contract with the Air Force Research Lab, noting new interest from a U.S. combatant command and a program executive office.

Daily News | May 29, 2024

The Defense Innovation Unit posted a new solicitation today seeking autonomous systems that can discover, group and securely store data that can capture wideband, high bandwidth and electromagnetic spectrum signatures.

Daily News | May 13, 2024

Lawmakers are asking the defense secretary, in coordination with the service secretaries, to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee defining what an "attritable unmanned aircraft system" is, according to the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee's fiscal year 2025 authorization mark released today.

Daily News | May 13, 2024

The House Armed Services cyber, information technologies and innovation subcommittee's fiscal year 2025 mark-up released today requires the Defense Innovation Unit to perform a pilot program that establishes new testing and evaluation pathways within the Defense Department.

The Insider | May 13, 2024

Eleven Republican members of Congress sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today calling for funds from the recent Ukraine supplemental to be spent on more small, U.S.-built drones and deployed to Ukraine, citing issues with Chinese-made drones being the main small drone supplier.

Daily News | May 9, 2024

The Defense Innovation Unit released an overview of the Replicator initiative this week, answering frequently asked questions and focusing on increasing industry's involvement amid the private voicing of frustrations from some companies.

Daily News | May 9, 2024

The Defense Innovation Unit launched the first solicitation under its new emerging technology portfolio today, focusing the first lines of effort on quantum sensing and hypersonics.

Daily News | May 8, 2024

U.S. Central Command's chief technology officer says she is keeping an eye on China's activities, particularly the negative cybersecurity implications and artificial intelligence advances that do not adhere to responsible innovation policies.

Daily News | May 7, 2024

The Pentagon's technology chief said today the Defense Department is working on a "bio industrial manufacturing" program, highlighting recent awards that small businesses have received to provide the U.S. military with new technologies in that area.

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