• Budget
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    DOD finishes second audit

    IT remains a focal point as the Pentagon works to improve on last year's results. 11/18/2019 Read More

  • Acquisition
    data protection (Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock.com)

    What CMMC will mean for defense contractors

    Katie Arrington, DOD's chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment, said the impending unified cybersecurity certification for contractors could allow for some FedRAMP reciprocity. 11/18/2019 Read More

  • Cyber
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    Navy CIO talks innovation and CMMC's future impact

    Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo. 11/18/2019 Read More

  • Cloud
    pentagon cloud

    Amazon cites 'unmistakable bias' in JEDI protest

    Citing "unmistakable bias," the cloud giant plans to sue the Department of Defense in the Court of Federal Claims to seek reconsideration of the award to Microsoft in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract. 11/18/2019 Read More

  • Connected Warrior
    F-35 (Scott Wolfe/Air Force)

    Air Force gears up for first 'connect-a-thon'

    Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head, said one of the best ways to prove budget needs to Congress is to show effects in the first event that centers around virtually connecting aircraft platforms. 11/13/2019 Read More

  • Workforce
    cyber volunteers

    DOD's innovation board suggests hiring shortcuts for tech talent

    The Defense Department's readiness in emerging technology areas such as data science will slip away unless it changes its hiring processes, according to the Defense Innovation Board's recommendations. 11/13/2019 Read More

  • Connected Warrior
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    NGA tackles workforce, data challenges

    Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data. 11/12/2019 Read More

    soldier and IoT sensor network

    See something, do something: Sensors in battlefield dominance

    By bringing together compute power and sensor technology, warfighters can process, analyze and collaborate to make decisions in real time and take advantage of AI and machine learning models. 11/12/2019 Read More

  • Connected Warrior
    people and data (Lightspring/Shutterstock.com)

    DISA inches closer to CAC alternative

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is making strides toward employing a continuous verification capability. 11/06/2019 Read More

  • IT Infrastructure

    DISA starts Fourth Estate IT consolidation

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun setup to move its clients to DODNet, a new single service network for support defense agencies and field activities. 11/06/2019 Read More

  • Connected Warrior
    5G (BeeBright/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD announces 5G military test sites

    The Defense Department named five bases around the country to test emerging high speed 5G network applications. 11/06/2019 Read More

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