Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Sherman on June 1 approved updates to agency guidance on buying software and digital technology that are better aligned with recent changes made to other statutes and policies that impact IT functions, a DoD spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
The Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) is ramping up its abilities to sense and track unidentified flying objects (UFOs) – otherwise referred to as unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) – as part of its ongoing mandate to investigate the presence of those phenomena in the air, sea, space, or on land.
President Biden has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking potential industry partners to help with U.S. Army plans to shift its cloud service provider (CSP) reselling services function to a private contractor.
Starting today, Federal contractors are prohibited from having or using the popular social media app TikTok on government managed devices, according to an interim rule posted in the Federal Register by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) unveiled a new initiative on June 1 that aims to shift the agency’s training, recruiting, and retention efforts to meet challenges posed by foreign adversaries, particularly China.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has appointed Thomas Keller to serve as acting chief for the agency’s Joint Service Provider (JP2) Cyber Security Center.
Department of the Navy Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Don Yeske will be leaving that post next month to take on a new position over at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His last day at the Navy will be June 16.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is looking for industry help to improve its polygraph-related credibly assessment (CA) capabilities through a new solicitation that asks for solution upgrades.
As ransomware continues to be a severe issue that is plaguing many across the cybersecurity landscape, a new update has just been released through the Joint Ransomware Task Force (JRTF) to address these growing threats.
The Department of Defense (DoD) wants to harness the capabilities of emerging technology to reduce the administrative burden associated with records management, according to a new records strategy released this week.
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has tapped Long T. Pham to serve as the chief of the agency’s newly established Health Technology and Innovation Liaison Office.
The Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Defense (DoD) found that the DoD has significant oversight problems in its $17.5 billion IT-services contract known as ENCORE III.
The Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity at the Defense Department (DoD) said on May 18 that the Pentagon is in the process of creating a Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity Strategy and estimated that it would be made available to the public later this year.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is hyper-focused on cybersecurity and is conducting simulated cyberattacks to better understand the “bad actors” who are trying to do “the unthinkable,” the agency’s chief information security officer (CISO) said on May 16.
Faced with the global threat landscape that the Defense Department (DoD) oversees, the head of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Thunderdome initiative said today it’s critical that the agency’s efforts to implement zero trust security architectures continue to evolve and succeed.
The Department of Defense (DoD) on Tuesday released the 2023 version of its National Defense Science and Technology Strategy (NDSTS) – released yearly – articulating the need to outpace China in the technology realm and better communicate with Congress and allies abroad.
The U.S. Air Force awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a $137.8 million contract last week to provide support for the special warfare acquisition growth and refresh, Guardian Angel operations, and tactical air control party modernization programs.
The U.S. Army is looking for input from industry on the best products, research, innovations, and operational concepts to best protect its data sets for use in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications.
U.S. Air Force Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lauren Knausenberger detailed her team’s efforts on the zero trust security migration during a Billington Cybersecurity webinar this week, and said that move to new security paradigm has generated traction and “unity of effort unlike I have seen in my tenure.”
The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) is looking for software tools that would provide support in implementing an enterprise zero trust framework to serve the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Network (DoDIN).
The Army is on pace to bring its long-awaited augmented reality (AR) headsets into production as early as 2025, according to a top acquisition official.
The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is calling for new quantum information science (QIS) solutions – including advanced algorithm designs and quantum networking – under a broad agency announcement (BAA) unveiled last week.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having subsided to an ominous simmer, the U.S. Air Force is finding that hybrid work policies are proving their value, and sometimes grade out as more effective than the pre-pandemic traditional work model.
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) revealed this week that collaboration between their agencies was able to prevent two potentially dangerous cyberattacks, including the disruption of an Iranian effort to target election infrastructure.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to work on how it evaluates data from commercial services when it involves tracking satellites in orbit.
A panel of cyber experts gathered by the Atlantic Council last week discussed the outcomes of modern warfare and pointed to the likelihood of increased coordination between cyber and kinetic forces.
Security experts duked it out last week over the question of whether the United States should create a cyber force that would function on its own as a U.S. military service branch, distinct from the current structure of U.S. Cyber Command, which is one of 11 unified combatant commands of the Defense Department (DoD).
President Biden on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Cara Abercrombie as assistant secretary of defense for acquisition – a Pentagon post that has lacked a permanent leader since 2021.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III this week ordered a widescale review of how secret information is handled and managed by the military following the leak of dozens of highly sensitive Pentagon documents apparently at the hands of a low-level Massachusetts Air National Guard airman.