DOD, IC preparing for biological threats, China’s collection and use of genetic data.
GAO issued a report on DOD and Intelligence Community preparations to counter biological threats, which could include anthrax or COVID-19, as well as alleviate China’s collection and use of genetic data. The report also examines the role of the National Center for Medical Intelligence in producing and disseminating medical intelligence. Read more
Space Force readies multi-billion dollar narrowband satellite solicitation.
U.S. Space Force officials plan to release a solicitation early next year for two Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites to ensure that military users have access to secure communications. Space Force operates for MUOS satellites in space, as well as one on-orbit spare through a program that the Navy initiated and then transferred to Space Force in March. Read more
Army testing data platform for intelligence officers.
The service is testing an Army Intelligence Data Platform to better embrace cloud-based technologies, having just completed an initial pilot at Fort Gordon, Ga. The program was formerly known as Distributed Common Ground System-Army Capability Drop 2, and service officials ultimately hope to make it available to all Army intelligence officers. Read more