Missile Defense Agency Updating Parts Of IT, Cyber Operations

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The Defense subagency is looking for upgrades.

The Missile Defense Agency, a subagency within the Department of Defense, is working to revamp parts of its information technology and cybersecurity systems with a new contract solicitation posted in late December.

Called the Technical, Engineering, Advisory and Management Support-Next program, the new software is not an overhaul featuring a particular IT system. Rather, the MDA is looking for updates within its Advisory and Assistance Services, a category of contracted technical services that will work to streamline the logistics surrounding the department’s project management operations. 

Members of the MDA staff and workforce working within the IT and cybersecurity divisions of the agency will be the primary beneficiaries of the new technology, along with the chief information officer.

This individual modernization plan speaks to the Defense Department’s and the federal government’s broader push for more resilient cybersecurity and business software. John Sherman, the chief information officer at Defense, testified in the summer of 2021 about his agency’s plans to implement advanced technologies like cloud services into the agency’s daily operations.

“We continue to deploy secure and agile solutions. All of these efforts must address cybersecurity from the start,” Sherman said at the time.  

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