People

DOD CIO resigns to take university post

John Sherman will become dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M.

Digital Government

DOD OIG-hosted Ukraine oversight webpage gets an upgrade

A group of inspectors general made three new changes to the site that provides transparency into ongoing federal operations in Ukraine.

Acquisition

Army lifts curtains on planned $1B software development contract

The Army calls out specific modern practices it wants to incorporate and asks industry about others that could work here too.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Force study gets added to House panel’s 2025 defense policy bill

The study on whether to create a Cyber Force branch in the Pentagon now goes to the House floor as part of the 2025 NDAA.

Cybersecurity

CYBERCOM, DARPA pen agreement to speed up advanced cyberwarfare research

The accord follows a 2022 announcement of the joint-agency Constellation cyber prototyping program.

Cybersecurity

Space assets are in foreign adversaries' cyber crosshairs, DOD official says

The easiest targets are ground assets like operation centers and launch facilities, said Mieke Eoyang.

Modernization

DISA’s new strategy focuses on simplifying, securing access to key systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s new five-year strategy prioritizes the “large-scale adoption of a common IT environment” across DOD.

Modernization

DOD’s new EHR faces low user satisfaction and integration challenges, watchdog finds

A GAO report found that “integration opportunities remain” at the joint DOD and VA rollout of their modernized EHR systems at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center last month.

Modernization

DHA looks to contract a ‘digital front door’ to modernize its health system

A DHA spokesperson said the agency is looking to build “a new healthcare model that places the administrative aspects of healthcare in the background.”

Emerging Tech

New bill would greatly expand Defense Department quantum efforts

Proposed legislation would establish a quantum advisor and a new center of excellence.

Acquisition

When can US spies buy your personal data? New guidelines are coming

Certain missions require government acquisition of personal information collected by data brokers, and appropriate safeguards need to be put in place, the official said at a Cyber Command-hosted event.

Acquisition

Google is now authorized to host classified data in the cloud

The security milestone puts Google in a position to compete for classified business at DOD and U.S. intelligence agencies.

Ideas

How to fix the military’s software SNAFU

COMMENTARY | Too many of its apps are built on code riddled with vulnerabilities—and distributed by the Pentagon itself.

Artificial Intelligence

US-UK safety pact could shape the future of AI

Two research institutes will collaborate on AI safety tests, among other things.

Defense

‘Military force’ could be directed to protect private sector orbital assets, DOD strategy says

The Pentagon’s first-ever commercial space integration strategy said the department would take steps to “mitigate risks to commercial space actors.”

Emerging Tech

DOD is looking to grow its marketplace for speedy acquisitions of innovative tech

The Pentagon is working to build its Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace “out of the proof of concept phase” to help more DOD entities quickly acquire innovative industry products.

Cybersecurity

DOD stands up new civilian-facing cyber policy office

The nominated head of the new Pentagon office is awaiting confirmation in Congress.

Modernization

VA officials tout EHR rollout at Chicago site amid efforts to address oversight concerns

Although implementation of VA’s EHR system at additional sites remains paused, a critical rollout of the software at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center earlier this month was “the most successful deployment we’ve had,” VA Undersecretary for Health Shereef Elnahal said.