Defense

Defense Agency Renews Antivirus Software Subscription for Workers’ Home Use

The one-year license excludes contractors from a crucial factor in secure “maximum telework.”

Defense Secretary Says Teleworking Could Last Months

During a virtual town hall, Mark Esper warned employees to be vigilant for phishing attempts and practice good cyber hygiene.

Amazon: Pentagon Trying to ‘Gerrymander’ JEDI Corrective Action

Amazon Web Services said the Pentagon’s plan to fix the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract is not enough. 

Navy Working to Keep Subs and Destroyers From Becoming COVID-19 Hotspots

Meanwhile, the coronavirus is putting the military health-care system under stress.

Senator Pushes Pentagon for Personnel Guidance Amid Pandemic

Congress continues to seek answers from the executive branch regarding responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pentagon Seeks Pitches for 5G-Enabled Virtual Reality Projects

The Defense Department released the third of four requests for 5G prototypes to test at military bases.

New Security Clearance Office Gets First Permanent Leader

The new program office is getting a permanent director nearly five months after shifting the background investigations process to the Defense Department.

Cybersecurity Must Be Embedded in Every Aspect of Government Technology

While cybersecurity has evolved, it has not kept pace with cyber threats that have become increasingly sophisticated.

Medical Consortium Preps to Fast-Track Tech to Battle COVID-19

One or more requests for project proposals could be on the horizon.

Attacks on DOD Networks Soar as Telework Inflicts ‘Unprecedented’ Loads

As DOD scrambles to find equipment for those who can work from home, Pentagon leaders tell personnel: ‘No hand-shaking, no high-fives,” and clean your workstations.

Senators Propose Barring TikTok from Government Devices

Major government departments have already banned employees from downloading the popular app.

EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon to Take Corrective Action on JEDI

The Pentagon plans to revise its JEDI procurement following Amazon’s bid protest.

Perspecta Files Another Bid Protest Over DEOS Contract

The Pentagon’s purchase of a cloud-based office suite will be held up again.

Military Scientists Hope To Have Coronavirus Therapeutic By Summer

A new approach would use RNA or DNA to help the body develop antibodies to the rapidly spreading illness.

Defense Firms Limit Travel, Adapt As Coronavirus Spreads

Singapore’s air show was a “ghost town,” but so far, the organizers of big U.S. trade shows are pressing ahead with their events.