DoD

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.

MIT lab director named as new Defense Science Board chair

The radar and missile defense expert officially assumed the advisory position this week.

DOD needs streamlined processes, more data in congressional reports

Congress’ watchdog issued several recommendations for the Department of Defense and its congressional reporting procedures, hinging on internal communications and improved data. 

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.

The future of cybersecurity in the Pentagon

A comprehensive and robust zero trust strategy must provide a constantly evolving posture that addresses all potential access points. This means understanding the users, their personas, and the devices needed to get the job done. 

What does a CR mean for DOD tech talent?

The Defense Department and military services often rely on pay incentives to recruit and retain tech talent, and these could be hampered by long term stopgap funding.

F-35 program seeks cyber reinforcements

To improve the joint strike fighters' defenses against cyber attacks, the program office responsible for it wants an open system design solution.

CMMC gets a new home in the Pentagon

The Defense Department has shifted responsibility for its unified cybersecurity program for contractors to the chief information officer.

DOD Debuts Office to Help It 'Move Faster' on Artificial Intelligence

Officials provided an update on their nascent work to synchronize AI efforts across the CDO, JAIC and DDS.

DOD Opens Two Fresh Facilities to Field Next-Gen Supercomputers

Officials can access new office space, conference rooms—and high-performance capabilities—in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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.

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%.

DISA preps for a diverse hybrid cloud environment

The Defense Information Systems Agency is experimenting with using commercial containers in data centers to help prepare for a multi-vendor, multi-capability cloud environment.

Closing the CMMC training gaps

Look for trainers working on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program to realign their efforts to support recent changes to the certification process in 2022.

The Pentagon shifts to maximum telework as omicron surges

The Pentagon is urging personnel to use maximum telework as coronavirus infections spike in the Washington, D.C. region.

NDAA requires DOD to report on prospects for a ‘cyber academy’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) says these reports could inform potential legislation to establish an academy to educate cyber workers for government modeled after military service academies.