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.

Defense officials develop 5G-enabled medical applications to support future troops

Vendors were recently selected to push forward military telemedicine experiments.

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.

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.

Army plans ICAM rethink to support unified network operations

To make mobile device use more secure, the Army is preparing a new identity and access requirements as it adopts zero trust security principles.

VA delays electronic health records deployment due to COVID cases

The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System was supposed to receive a new EHR system deployment in March, but COVID spikes overwhelmed the workforce.

Defense officials press lawmakers for a 2022 appropriation

Defense officials warned lawmakers that some programs and tech efforts could be delayed or eliminated if Congress fails to pass a 2022 defense spending bill soon.

Coast Guard completes financial system modernization

The Coast Guard is the latest agency to update its financial software systems as more federal agencies continue modernization efforts.

NGA is betting on a hybrid workforce that mixes classified, unclassified personnel

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to the future with plans to accommodate uncleared employees and to be prepared for "a changing world environment that we don't anticipate," said Mark Andress, the agency's CIO.

Analysis: Why milCloud's end hurts DISA and General Dynamics IT

General Dynamics IT will lose a prestigious program when its contract to run the milCloud 2.0 service ends in the spring, but the Defense Information Systems Agency also faces potential risks as the new multiple-cloud contract to replace JEDI advances.

How the Army is embracing telework-friendly tech

The Army is expanding its use of bring-your-own devices through a pilot program that’s expected to initially focus on National Guard and Reserve components as it rolls out Microsoft 365.

What's needed for the future of software factories

The next iteration of software factories, based on a DevOps platform, enables entire teams to collaborate remotely or in-office with a single tool, manage the end-to-end development lifecycle, more quickly deliver value and increase visibility.

What’s next for security clearance reform?

Expect new milestones from the DOD’s governmentwide vetting IT and new policies on vetting criteria in 2022.

Accounting for software in weapons systems

The Defense Department is still trying to figure out the best way to buy software and track that spending. But could the answer be in separating out those costs from the hardware required in major acquisitions?

House passes a compromise on the 2022 NDAA bill

The bill, which supports $778 billion for national security spending, was filed in lieu of a traditional conference report and combines the text passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee in July and the House bill passed in September.

Analysis: The side effects of the 'valley of death'

The "valley of death" problem is real when it comes to government acquisition and technology deployment, so the dialogue on that problem is endless. But when nine out of 10 startups with potentially promising technology fail to cross their own valley, more attention is needed there too.

Coast Guard picks AT&T as primary telecom provider

The Coast Guard chooses AT&T to consolidate several data communications networks into a single environment under a $161 million task order.