Defense

GAO: DOD Needs Permanent Group to Protect Critical Technologies

The task force currently running these efforts is set to dissolve in the coming months.

Roper Makes His Pitch To Biden Team: ‘I Want to Be Part of the China Fight’

The Air Force acquisition chief says he keeps politics out of his work at the Pentagon — and that the U.S. will lose against China without agility.

DISA to Take Over Implementation of the Pentagon’s Cloud Programs

Execution of enterprise cloud programs was previously run through the office of the chief information officer.

DOD Launches ‘Speed Dating App’ Connecting Vetted Capital With Tech Companies

The digital marketplace for the Defense Department’s Trusted Capital initiative went live shortly before the holidays.

GSA Introduces Vendor Risk Assessment Program in Draft Solicitation

The SolarWinds hack seems to be breathing new life into the supply chain security effort.

NTIA, Pentagon Move to Tackle 5G Interoperability Complexities

The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.”

Pentagon Releases Strategy for Countering Small Drones

The strategy’s accompanying implementation plan is set for release later this month, DOD officials said.

Air Force Software Hub Needs New Data Chief

Boston-based Kessel Run is looking for a chief data officer candidate with extensive technical experience.

Inside the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Contemporary Quantum Pursuits

The early quantum adopter is making strategic moves to develop on-the-rise capabilities—and manage the hype around them.

Trump Plan for Maritime Cybersecurity Would Introduce Procurement Requirements

The outgoing administration added items to federal agencies’ to-do lists, noting rising threats to the sector.

DOD Expands Data Repository for Business Information Across the Enterprise

The Defense Repository for Common Enterprise Data will be able to support more information systems across the agency with the new designation.

10 of 15 of DOD’s Major IT Projects Are Behind Schedule, GAO Found

Lack of talent is one of the key reasons Defense officials cited for shortfalls implementing cybersecurity best practices. 

CMMC: The Dramatic Year of the Pentagon’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program

The Defense Department’s main effort to protect its supply chain from cyber threats charged ahead through the pandemic but not without controversy.  

The Army Aims to Be Less Dependent on Contractors for Software

The command of the military branch in charge of looking ahead is soliciting prototypes for a major knowledge-transfer initiative.

DOD Released Its First Enterprisewide Data Strategy in 2020. Here’s Why It Matters.

While industry experts say the strategy lays a much-needed foundation, the devil’s in the details when it comes to implementation.