IT Infrastructure

Coast Guard's small IT programs suffer from inconsistent oversight policy, GAO finds

The Government Accountability Office found inconsistent evaluations of baseline goals, like cost changes, for the Coast Guard's non-major IT acquisition programs which led to inaccurate estimates of cost increases.

DOD to debut virtual desktops for certain highly classified programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.

The Navy has saved $150 million by consolidating IT systems, official says

The Cattle Drive effort, which was announced in 2020, aims to reduce duplicative systems, their data, and save money.

DOD-VA health record modernization not hitting interoperability targets, watchdogs say

In a joint oversight report, inspectors general at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs say that some legacy health data isn't being migrated to new electronic health records systems.

VA deploys new EHR tech at Ohio clinics

Officials announced that more interactive training and instructions are included as the VA fights to rollout upgraded EHR systems nationwide.

Satellite-imaging firm to double its high-resolution constellation

Planet’s new sats will allow more photos of global hot spots per day.

The Army eyes finish line for Microsoft Office 365 migration

Army CIO Raj Iyer said he expects classified and unclassified migrations to wrap up by 2025.

Air Force software factory looks to unleash 'chaos' on civilian IT shops

The Kessel Run group is currently developing a playbook that would make it easier for organizations across the federal government to adopt engineering and security best practices.

VA begins new EHR deployment in Washington

After Years Of bureaucratic backlog, the VA is working to deploy its electronic healthcare system in two hospital clinics by the end of April.

Space Force gets roughly 40% increase in Biden request

A constellation of satellites will track ground vehicles, improve launch trajectories, and better nuclear command-and-control.

The Pentagon is ready to deliver on JADC2—here’s how

With the implementation plan signed, officials are embarking on the next steps of this journey toward interoperability.

DOD awards Verizon almost $1 billion to modernize its networks

New communications equipment will soon be deployed at the Pentagon and beyond.

Funding for DOD's software pilots holds strong in 2022

Future expansion could hinge on analysis that the strategy is working.

For defense IT, acquisitions need to be more than 'just in time'

Contract planning and boosting small business in 2022 are top of mind for Debra Daniels, the vice procurement services executive for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Leidos takes $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT contract

Leidos wins yet another one of the largest defense IT services and systems integration contract opportunities out there with the award of this $11.5 billion program at the Defense Information Systems Agency.