Industry

How China’s Digital Silk Road Is Leading Countries Away from the United States

Beijing is using technology products, markets, and training to secure influence with U.S. security partners, a IISS report finds.

Hacking Campaign Fuels Calls for Information Sharing Mandate

Senators weigh potential protections from liability for incident reports amid concerns about cyber hygiene.

Microsoft President Calls for Bid Protest Reforms

As the company awaits a decision on the embattled JEDI contract, its president told senators the contract-dispute process could use streamlining.

GSA to Verify Identities of Some SAM Users After Transition

The agency will require identity proofing for SAM registrants after the big migration to beta.SAM.gov in May.

Investments in Emerging Tech Will Become More Important As Defense Budgets Flatten, Northrop Grumman Chief Says

The defense contractor’s president and CEO also said she expects consolidation in the defense industrial base to continue.

Lockheed Martin Signs Platform One Basic Ordering Agreement

The agreement allows Lockheed Martin to apply the Platform One DevSecOps environment in the defense contractor’s own software factory, according to a press release.

Federal Cloud Spending Tops $6.6 Billion

It’s the most the federal government has ever spent on cloud computing services.

Industry Group Gives Defense Contractors ‘C’ Health Grade in Annual Report

The report found weak industrial security scores driven by increases in cyber vulnerabilities negatively impacted the health of the defense industrial base in 2020. 

Tech Groups Urge Congress to Add Billions to TMF and Drop Some Repayments

Twelve advocacy groups representing the biggest names in tech asked for a major infusion of cash and some substantive changes to how the Technology Modernization Fund operates.

Four and a Half Things Biden Should Do for the Software and Tech Industry

First, the president should make a clear distinction between Big Tech companies and everyone else.

DOD to Try Out Its Vulnerability Disclosure Program with Contractors

The Defense Cyber Crime Center will launch the program on April 5 in collaboration with the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency.

Air Force Goes Commercial for Project-Management App

The service aims to accelerate its digitization by adopting product lifecycle management software already used by industry.

Official: Reciprocity Memos on DOD’s Cybersecurity Certification Program Are Ready

Prospective contractors will get credit toward the requirement for approvals by three existing public and private auditing programs.

Biden Aims for Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

He directed his administration to work on an executive order within his first 100 days. 

What Democratic Control of Government Could Mean for Biden’s Tech Policies 

Though the margins are tight, the incoming president may nominate more progressive candidates for certain positions, experts say.