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In a recent report, called Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems, the Defense Science Board (DSB) has raised its influential voice on behalf of a move by the Department of Defense towards greater use of agile development approaches for software being developed for weapons systems.
Specifically, DoD officials should abandon buying practices that date back as far as the 1970s and institute an iterative, agile approach to acquiring software, a new Defense Science Board report said. Doing so means changing the culture at the Pentagon, where systemic problems in culture and internal ...

Lord said Boleng will spend 90 percent of his time on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's largest acquisition program. She has previously said that agile software development is a critical weakness for DOD. The Defense Science Board recently released a report urging DOD to “immediately” adopt ...
Defense Science Board: Software has become one of the most important components of our nation's weapons systems, and it continues to grow in importance. WASHINGTON — Some of the costliest failures in military procurement have been blamed on software. Pentagon officials over the years have ...
A new Defense Science Board report, the revival of an ISR integration council, some defense business news and more highlight this Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest. A new Defense Science Board report is out: DSB urges DOD to shift to agile software development 'immediately'. The Pentagon should ...
The announcement of the new software-focused role comes just days after a report from the Defense Science Board underscored the importance of software and IT acquisition in the military. The report, released April 10, outlined seven recommendations to improve software acquisition for defense systems.

Stenbit added that he would suggest to DoD that the Defense Science Board, which includes 45 private sector and academic experts that give the Pentagon advice and recommendations. DoD also created a Defense Innovation Board, which includes private sector experts such as Dr. Neal DeGrassse ...
The problems with DoD software acquisitions were laid out in a recent Defense Science Board report. A panel of advisers called out the Pentagon and its contractors for using outdated software development methods that the commercial industry abandoned decades ago. The industry has moved to ...
Also, as a study last year by the independent Defense Science Board explained, current U.S. command and control systems are not well hardened against devastating cyber attack. It is at least conceivable that nuclear control systems, or even the weapons delivery platforms themselves, could be rendered ...
Five years ago, the Pentagon's Defense Science Board published a report equating the impact of Chinese and Russian capabilities to launch an “existential cyber attack” against the United States with the impact of a nuclear attack — and recommended that the United States be prepared to threaten the use ...
The undersecretary for R&E will act as the sponsor for the Defense Science Board and the Strategic Environment Research and Development Program Scientific Advisory Board. All other advisory boards under the former acquisition office will be sponsored by the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition ...
The defense secretary fires off an email to his pick to lead the Defense Science Board, a civilian adviser to the Pentagon on science and technology matters: “Please take a look at this article, 'The U.S. is not Safe in a CyberWar,' and tell me what you think I ought to do about it,” the email asks. The defense ...
“Historical data show a strong correlation between U.S. involvement in international situations and an increase in terrorist attacks against the United States,” the Pentagon's Defense Science Board observed back in 1997. Yet U.S. and Western politicians avert their eyes from this data and this correlation; ...
DOCUMENT. DSB terms of reference memo for industrial base study. January 17, 2018 |. Bookmark and Share. In a Dec. 22, 2017, memo, Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord seeks the help of the Defense Science Board as the Defense Department undertakes a new study of the defense industrial base.
These reports note that exploits may arise from inadvertently poor security design or from “the malicious insertion of defects or malware into microelectronics and embedded software, and from the exploitation of latent vulnerabilities in these systems,” as the Defense Science Board wrote in its 2017 “Cyber ...
He has served as a member of the Defense Science Board and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. Currently, he serves on the executive committee of the Government-University-Research Roundtable, an organization sponsored by the National Academies, and as vice chair of the Air Force Institute ...
Two were documented in Defense Science Board reports — “Buying Commercial: Gaining the Cost/Schedule Benefits for Defense Systems” and “Fulfillment of Urgent Operational Needs.” Both called for increased use of other transactions and the latter expressly called for an alternative system. The title of ...

Every day, scientists work to further man's understanding of the world around us, attempting to devise solutions and further comprehension in planning for the future. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, companies like Battelle conduct research and development, design ...
For some hints as to what it may consider, look to the Defense Science Board report, “21st Century Military Operations in a Complex Electromagnetic Environment.” Wilson noted the joint Electronic Warfare Executive Committee has met several times and “has taken on board” the DSB's recommendations, ...
... a December 2016 report by the Defense Science Board (DSB), a Pentagon-funded advisory group that reports to the secretary of defense.
... a December 2016 report by the Defense Science Board (DSB), a Pentagon-funded advisory group that reports to the secretary of defense.
... were typically aired in “Seven Defense Priorities for the New Administration,” a December 2016 report by the Defense Science Board (DSB), ...
Recently, a Defense Science Board report has caused a bit of a dustup in national security circles. Among other things, it calls for exploration of ...
He is currently a member of the Defense Science Board and recently completed multiple years of service on the Air Force Scientific Advisory ...
But even within the Department of Defense, a recent Defense Science Board Task Force offered a broader interpretation of “cyber”, ...
... Association for the Advancement of Science, and serves on the U.S. Defense Science Board; he has also received four teaching awards.
As the Pentagon's Defense Science Board observed in 1997, four years before 9/11: “Historical data show a strong correlation between U.S. ...
The Study of Autonomy prepared in 2016 by the Defense Science Board recommended that such drone 'squadrons' will comprise between 10 ...
... of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and serves on the U.S. Defense Science Board. He has ...
William Schneider, who chaired the Defense Science Board at the U.S. Department of Defense, touched on the potential for artificial ...
... most recently chief information security officer for Invincea, and serves as a member of the Department of Defense's Defense Science Board.
... reliance on software for weapons system functionality has risen to 90 percent, according to a 2009 report from the Defense Science Board.
... of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and serves on the U.S. Defense Science Board. He has ...
One of the strong points that was made in the Ware Report [Security Controls for Computer Systems: Report of the Defense Science Board] in 1970 was that if you're relying on software, you're on a fool's mission. Kids nowadays are not taught that. I challenge you to look at the academic programs at most of ...
Two documents dedicated to the topic and well-worth reading have been published in the last month: the Defense Science Board's Task Force Report on Cyber Deterrence (DSB Report) and Joseph Nye's article on Deterrence and Dissuasion in Cyberspace.
This is particularly relevant given that the U.S. Defense Science Board has recently publicly recommended that the Navy adopt commercial grade assets and deploy "larger numbers of low-cost assets" in the undersea domain, where, according to the Defense ...
And in December 2016 the Pentagon's Defense Science Board recommended resurrecting small, low-yield nuclear weapons of the sort that were eliminated from the U.S.
John Donnelly of CQ Roll Call was the first to write about a Defense Science Board report issued last December, "Seven Defense Priorities for the New Administration.
Of particular concern are weapons currently in the field, which were not covered by the Pentagon's current procedures for mitigating supply chain risks, the Defense Science Board's cyber supply chain task force said. Supply chain vulnerabilities could ...
Many might quarrel with that analysis but a recently released report by the US Defense Science Board, commissioned under the Obama administration, expresses concern about North Korea attacks against the US electrical grid.
Congress has a great deal of unfinished work. The federal government, including the Defense Department, has been funded for more than a half year under a continuing resolution (CR).
In a recent report, the Defense Science Board recommended "a more flexible nuclear enterprise" that could include a "tailored nuclear option for limited use" and "lower yield, primary-only options.
... board, which include prominent executives with extensive experience at U.S. government agencies including the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Science Board, the Defense Science Board and the Intelligence Community.
In the meantime, as February's Defense Science Board's report details, Russia, China, North Korea, and with growing potential, Iran could launch such an attack today,.
"Today, both China and Russia are able to cause disruptive attacks against the United States without resorting to highly advanced cyber tools," noted the report from the Defense Science Board's Cyber Deterrence Task Force. The civilian cybersecurity ...
This fits within some of the warnings and recommendations of the Defense Science Board's recent report on cyber deterrence.
There is evidence that some already have been fitted with digital backdoors, meaning an enemy could make them fail in a real conflict, the report from the Defense Science Board said. 'Shift it to being data-centric.' Also asked what keeps him up at ...
Last week, the House Armed Services Committee held hearings on nuclear deterrence strategy, including perspectives from members of a Defense Science Board panel that recommended in their Dec. 2016 report the development of a "tailored nuclear ...
In its latest report, the Defense Science Board published the results of research by its Task Force on Cyber Supply Chain, concluding that despite the risk, the capital cost of building and maintaining a DoD-owned "foundry" to make its own microchips ...
The Pentagon's Defense Science Board called on the Trump Administration to make cyber deterrence "an urgent priority" in a new report to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.


 

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