Policy

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.

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. 

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 Ask Biden To Make Sure DOD Follows Climate Rules

The Pentagon has said it will not seek an exemption to the climate goals.

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.