GOP lawmakers tap Holman Rule to slash salaries of agency heads

If House conservatives get their way, multiple federal officials will open fiscal 2024 with $1 annual salaries.

Russian cyber group unleashes new malware campaign on Ukrainian military targets

A new report says a cyber threat actor within Russia’s military intelligence service leveraged a novel malware campaign targeting Android devices used by the Ukrainian military.

DOD looks to counter China by accelerating drone acquisition, production

The "Replicator" initiative announced by the Pentagon's No. 2 official looks to leverage lo-fi, autonomous systems to outpace China on the battlefield.

NBIS says it will deliver continuous monitoring for all customers by December

The National Background Investigation Services system was initially scheduled to be up and running in 2019.

DOD previews on-ramp for $48B tech research contract

Industry now has more details on how the Defense Department will reopen the so-called IAC-MAC contract vehicle for new companies to join.

Threat actor targeted DOD contracting website

Malware leveraging flaws in edge routers has been spying on military contracting websites, according to research from Lumen's Black Lotus Labs.

Army makes 3 awards in ERP revamp

IBM, Accenture and Groundswell are building prototypes for a new Army enterprise resource planning system to consolidate and reengineer processes for finance, human resources and other business functions.

13 JWCC task orders have been awarded, with more in the works

DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner said that the DOD’s enterprise cloud contract has made $200 million in task order awards, with more on the way.

DHA to reconsider decisions surrounding $2.5B IT contract

The Defense Health Agency has changed its mind on discussions with bidders it rejected, which means more companies may get awards on the global IT services vehicle.

DOD's 2023 cyber strategy — what we know and what we need

COMMENTARY | Russia's invasion of Ukraine has provided us a blueprint for what modern warfare will look like for the foreseeable future — and the role of cybersecurity plays on offense and on defense.

The Pentagon just launched a generative AI task force

A conversation with the leader of Task Force Lima reveals its objectives—and the main questions it's trying to answer.

China not ahead of U.S. in cyber and surveillance, NSA head says

NSA Director Paul Nakasone said working with the private sector is “tremendously important” when it comes to maintaining the nation’s edge over adversaries like Russia and China.

NATO creates 1B euro investment fund to target tech startups

NEWS ANALYSIS | The intergovernmental military alliance that connects Europe and North America also wants a big net to find and work with innovative companies, following a model already in use by the U.S. government.

Pentagon lays out plan to boost its cyber workforce

The four-year implementation plan stresses development, recruitment, and retention to fill needed cyber positions.

DOD pushes cloud buyers to JWCC

The Defense Department's top tech official directed defense agencies to tap the multi-vendor Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract for new cloud acquisitions and is requiring all top-secret cloud buys across the Pentagon and military services to use the vehicle for top secret capabilities.

Tech officials caution on data security in public sector AI applications

A group of tech policy leads across federal agencies discussed the current and future state of play of artificial intelligence in government systems.

DOD ‘years behind’ private sector in utilizing AI for cybersecurity, official says

The Pentagon is lagging behind industry in leveraging artificial intelligence to bolster cybersecurity, according to an official from the Defense Information Systems Agency.