Defense

Pentagon Aims to Support More Sensitive Telework By Year's End

The Defense Department is also in “an active conversation” about sustaining telework post-pandemic, according to Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy.

CMMC Official Backs Light-touch Option for Continuous Monitoring of Defense Contractors’ Cybersecurity

The Pentagon’s certification program is looking for a way to keep tabs on companies during the three-year intervals between independent audits.

DOD, HHS Preparing for Large-Scale Manufacturing of COVID-19 Treatments

The agencies set up a phased OTA contract to test manufacturing capabilities at scale to ensure the industry is ready to meet demand as new treatments are approved.

Shift Left: DevSecOps and the Path to Continuous Authority to Operate

DevSecOps, containerization and cloud native security methods are here, but streamlining their use is an ongoing challenge in government.

DISA to Release Zero-Trust Model This Year

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton said the Defense Department must take a data-centric approach to protecting its networks.

Pentagon’s Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative Presents an Ambitious Model for the Future of Software

The Air Force’s chief software officer provided insights into the operation of Platform One, a project at the beginning of what could be a profound transformation for cybersecurity.

Pentagon Seeks New Means for Detecting Underground Nuclear Tests

The Air Force put out a request for information regarding how to improve detection capabilities.

U.S. Marine Corps, Verizon Launch ‘Living Lab’ to Test 5G

Officials will explore defense applications of the maturing technology on a military base in California.

Cyber Hygiene is the Key to CMMC Compliance Preparedness

The challenge is that many contractors don’t have full visibility into their organization’s network and security.

Preventing Cyberattacks in Government Supply Chains

Stolen credentials remain the No. 1 hacking tactic used by malicious actors to gain access to “secure” networks and wreak havoc within organizations—and potentially up the supply chain.  

Security Clearance Reformers Tout Progress Amid COVID-19

The pandemic pushed adjudicators to conduct more virtual interviews, though that progress might be undone when the crisis passes.

Pentagon Officials to Industry: Bring Us Tech That is Easy to Integrate

Information systems that are easy to integrate and build in cybersecurity practices at the foundation top officials' wishlist.

House Appropriations Advances Defense Spending Bill

Areas of concern for cybersecurity include building the workforce and 5G development.

Coronavirus ‘Shattered the Myth’ that the Defense Workforce Can’t Telework, Official Says

Two Defense Department officials discussed lessons learned from the pandemic with an eye toward a post-coronavirus environment.

U.S. Chief Technology Officer to Serve as One of the Pentagon's Top Tech Officials

The new acting head of defense research and engineering comes from the White House with a relatively light resume.