Defense Official: Cloud Adoption Would Look Very Different Without DISA

Cloud adoption throughout the Defense Department would be far more decentralized without DISA, according to the agency’s cloud chief.

U.S. Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark

New method uses machine learning to extrapolate features from thermal images.

House Armed Services Chair Wants to Cut DISA and Number of Defense CIOs

Draft legislation from Rep. Mac Thornberry would eliminate several Defense agencies, including DISA.

Pentagon Releases Second Draft RFP For Multibillion Dollar JEDI Cloud

The final JEDI draft request for proposal includes answers to more than 1,000 questions industry posed in the first draft RFP.

Here’s Your Federal RSA Rundown

Officials from DHS, DARPA and NIST are all on the docket.

Pentagon Names First Head of Software Acquisition

The department will have an official guiding all software strategy, regardless of what platform it runs.

DOD Official Says It Won't Halt Other Cloud Contracts Because of JEDI

The Defense Department pushed back against rumors that its JEDI cloud acquisition would stifle its other cloud contracts.

National Cyber Strategy Coming Soon From White House

The Pentagon will update its cyber policies based on that strategy, an official says.

$1.65 Trillion Federal Health Market Will Be Boon For IT Industry

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments' electronic health records programs will be the largest spending areas, according to analysts.

Coast Guard to Adopt Defense Department’s Electronic Health Records

The U.S. Coast Guard will go with the Defense Department’s MHS Genesis health records program, the same option currently being considered at Veterans Affairs.

This Pentagon Paper Explains Why the Trump Administration Is Reining In Tech Trade with China

The newly released paper describes how technological progress fits into China’s long-term strategic plans.

Pentagon Picks Former JP Morgan Executive To Be CIO

Dana Deasy brings considerable private-sector experience to the Defense Department’s efforts to transform its IT operations.

General Dynamics Completes CSRA Buy

General Dynamics finalized its acquisition of IT contractor CSRA for $9.7 billion.

The Pentagon is Letting Hackers Loose on Its Travel Management System

Ethical hackers will scour the platform for security gaps in the department’s fifth bug bounty program.

After London, How Lasers Will Play a Role in Detecting Chemical Attacks Sooner

A new technique can detect trace elements of dangerous chemicals in extremely small doses, a breakthrough of relevance to the horror show playing out in Salisbury, U.K.

AI: The Pros, Cons, and What To Really Fear

Dive into what's known so far about the new AI arms race — with a particular eye on U.S. and Chinese efforts — in a new special report.

Army Switches To Special Fast-Track Contract For Drone-Mounted Signal Jammer

The contract will now be limited to members of an industry consortium for cyber and electronic warfare companies.