Biden’s No. 2 defense industry policy official leaves post

It’s unclear why Jesse Salazar has left, the latest in a string of recent Pentagon departures.

C3 AI hires new defense & intelligence leader

This retired Army major general was most recently chief operating officer for the military's lead artificial intelligence organization.

How a social worker became the Defense Logistics Agency's first chief data and analytics officer

Under her leadership the agency is ‘just starting’ to really understand what it means to apply data as a strategic asset.

Mitre's board adds intelligence community veteran Sue Gordon

The former principal deputy director of national intelligence joins nonprofit research-and-development firm's board.

Former Army development command leader joins Leidos

Leidos' most recent leadership hire is a three-decade Army veteran who most recently oversaw its command responsible for several initiatives for science, technology and research-and-development initiatives.

MIT lab director named as new Defense Science Board chair

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

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.

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.

Biden taps former Air Force weapons buyer to lead DOD acquisition

The White House has nominated former Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante to be the Pentagon’s top buyer.

Biden administration picks former Microsoft exec for VA CIO

Kurt DelBene, a former senior executive at Microsoft and Defense Innovation Board member, is being tapped by the Biden administration to serve as CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

White House pick for DOD CIO eyes tweaks to CMMC

The Biden administration's pick to be the Pentagon's tech chief wants to make it easier for small businesses to adhere to the Defense Department's cybersecurity standards and expand network optimization across the entire enterprise.

CMMC's Arrington sues DOD to clear her name

Katie Arrington, who has been off the job since May, is suing the Department of Defense to get resolution on her personnel case.

White House nominates John Sherman for DOD CIO

John Sherman was named DOD's principal deputy CIO in 2020 and has been acting in the CIO role since January.

Air Force chief software officer to resign

The Air Force's first chief software officer, Nicolas Chaillan, will step down from his role in October, citing lack of funding and being "unempowered to fix basic IT issues."

Why the Pentagon wants to make software buying easier

This interview with Tory Cuff, senior advisor for agile acquisitions, explores the Adaptive Acquisition Framework's special software pathway and DOD's pilot experiment with "colorless" money.

Michael Brown withdraws nomination for DOD's top acquisition role

The Defense Innovation Unit's director has requested his name be withdrawn from consideration to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, citing delays caused by an ongoing Office of the Inspector General investigation.