Defense IT

Pentagon acquisition reforms may get more scrutiny

William LaPlante, who has been nominated to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, indicated that he would review recent acquisition reforms and champion modern software practices if confirmed.

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.

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.

NGA eyes down selection to speed acquisitions

The down selection process can give the government, and vendors, a more detailed preview into the desired solution and what can actually be delivered.

Why vendors can't wait for CMMC to raise their cyber standards

"The current geopolitical climate...should have companies thinking about how they are currently defending themselves against cyber attacks," a defense official said on Thursday.

Space acquisitions could see more 'discipline' from Biden pick

Frank Calvelli, the nominee for the first ever assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, said better program management was key to keeping procurement on-time and on budget.

The Army's top buyer wants to test limits of flexible software spending

Douglas Bush, the Army's newly confirmed acquisition chief, wants to do more to reform how the service buys and sustains software.

Overclassification and CMMC

After taking over the Pentagon's cyber security program for contractors, CIO John Sherman wants to zero-in on controlled unclassified information.

Russian hackers are hitting cleared defense contractors, security agencies warn

The two-year campaign targeted sensitive but unclassified information stored by defense industrial base companies.

Oracle’s cloud can now host select Top Secret defense data

The company will make use of special regions to store the government’s data.

DOD wants more software factories

Defense officials outlined plans to make the Air Force's Kessel Run a model across the department.

DOD's testing chief wants cloud contracts to allow for more security checks

The Defense Department's Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation recommended commercial cloud contracts be renegotiated to include independent cyber assessments.

Lawmakers push Army to deploy advanced cameras for improved situational awareness

New York lawmakers want the branch to implement technology produced in their home state.

Defense industry struggles with capacity, report says

In its annual Vital Signs report for 2022, the National Defense Industrial Association, found that disruptions from COVID-19 continued to exacerbate workforce challenges.

The Navy's plan to crack down on data duplication

Tom Sasala, the Navy Department's chief data officer, said the service has been targeting duplicative data sets in financial systems.

DISA's assistant to the director to retire in April

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, the Defense Information Systems Agency's assistant to the director, is retiring this spring.

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.