Cloud

Air Force doubles down on tech to stay on top of supply chain demands

Officials recently shed light on a system that explores “what-ifs” connected to needed assets.

Cyber

White House starts the clock on zero trust adoption

Agencies will have to meet specific zero trust security requirements by the end of fiscal year 2024 under a new policy memo, including updates to identity policies that will affect how federal employees access systems and applications.

Cloud

Protecting containers and Kubernetes to support the modern warfighter

The sheer range of data sources and formats commonly used by containerized applications also means that containers need to be protected at the application level, rather than by a hardware or database-level solution.

Cyber

DISA awards Thunderdome zero trust prototype

The defense IT agency has been crafting requirements for its foray into zero trust, called Thunderdome, and awarded Booz Allen Hamilton $6.8 million to develop a prototype leveraging software defined wide area networks.

IT Infrastructure

Will Space Force protect orbiting gas stations and bases on the moon?

As U.S. companies venture farther from Earth, whether the newest service will protect them remains under discussion.

Cyber

Information warfare is moving beyond nation states

Mis- and disinformation ecosystems extend beyond the usual bad state actors.

Connected Warrior

An Air Force initiative for the hybrid workplace

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center in Joint Base San Antonio has been transitioning to a hybrid work environment for two years, shrinking physical facilities by 40%.

IT Infrastructure

Microelectronics-innovating unit gains new designation from defense secretary

The classification enables the Pentagon to ensure that the “critical mission area remains relevant and viable.”

Cyber

Lawmakers want to increase cybersecurity support for commercial satellite companies

New legislation would direct CISA to create a one-stop clearinghouse to help inform such entities.

IT Infrastructure

Air Force secretary talks acquisitions, JADC2

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said he wants to focus on operational payoffs when it comes to the services programs, particularly the Air Force's contribution to Joint All Domain Command and Control called the Advanced Battle Management System.

IT Infrastructure

DISA is working on unified plan to phase out Joint Regional Security Stacks

As the Defense Department's top IT agency moves forward with Thunderdome, it's answer to zero trust, it's also mapping out how the embattled JRSS program feeds into it.

Cyber

NSA to get binding operational directive authority under new cyber policy

A new memo signed by President Biden outlines how the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity applies to national security systems.

IT Infrastructure

DISA leans on training collaboration, academic partnerships to build future workforce

The Defense Department's IT agency says "collaborative environment" at U.S. Cyber Command's Dreamport has been key for tech workforce development.

IT Infrastructure

VA seeks dashboard to coordinate $21B health record project

The Office of Electronic Health Records Modernization wants a dashboard view of progress across the DOD and VA's interconnected software upgrades.

Cyber

Congress is losing a longtime cyber advocate

Rep. Jim Langevin, co-chair and founder of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, will not seek re-election.