Jill Aitoro is editor of Defense News. She is also executive editor of Sightline Media's Business-to-Government group, including Defense News, C4ISRNET, Federal Times and Fifth Domain. She brings over 15 years’ experience in editing and reporting on defense and federal programs, policy, procurement, and technology.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative of lending money to countries wanting to improve their infrastructure has been a tactic of influence in the Indo-Pacific region. But allies are growing wise that there are strings attached, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command tells Defense News.
One day before Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gave a keynote address at the Reagan National Defense Forum, never uttering the word “JEDI,” the Pentagon’s chief information officer spoke with great confidence that Amazon’s protest of the department’s enterprise cloud contract award will go nowhere.
Development of a defense industry that could serve both the needs of Saudi Arabia's own military as well as those of allies has been key to the country's 2030 vision. Leading that effort is the General Authority for Military Industries, or GAMI, led by Governor Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali.
If President Donald Trump figuratively declared war on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, and by extension Amazon, the approach taken for the JEDI contract award protest the head of Amazon Web Services declaring war on the president.