Private Sector

New risks threaten defense industry's cybersecurity, report claims

Newly reported cybersecurity vulnerabilities inched past 17,000 in 2020, signaling worsening security in the defense industrial base, according to a National Defense Industry Association report.

Final rule, formal training orgs on CMMC could hit this summer

A final rule on the Defense Department's unified cybersecurity standard could debut as soon as this summer but implementation hinges on standing up a formal training system.

SolarWinds hit with investor lawsuit over hack

SolarWinds is facing a class-action lawsuit in a Texas court from an investor who says the company misled the public and its customers by not disclosing a known vulnerability to its update server.

Congress moves to bring back domestic electronics manufacturing

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act would sets a timetable for DOD to stop buying microelectronics manufactured in certain countries, potentially boosting domestic manufacturing for national security.

FireEye cyber tools stolen in 'state-sponsored' attack

The company's chief executive officer wrote in a blog post that an initial investigation suggests the attackers were likely backed by an adversarial nation.

Deadline looms for contractors to ditch banned Chinese equipment

A broad federal prohibition on contractors that use gear from a host of Chinese tech makers goes into effect in mid-August.

Defense contractors mount pressure for more pandemic stimulus funds

Major defense company executives are pushing the White House and Pentagon for additional financial relief due to increased costs caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Is an economic focus on earnings killing U.S. innovation?

The head of DOD's Defense Innovation Unit suggested that any technology race with China commands a dramatic shift in U.S. market strategies.

A look at CMMC

The Defense Department issued the first version of its long-awaited cybersecurity standards for contractors.

Preparing for CMMC? Why companies should start now

Defense contractors should be getting ready for the Defense Department's impending cybersecurity standard expected to be released this month.

What CMMC will mean for defense contractors

Katie Arrington, DOD's chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment, said the impending unified cybersecurity certification for contractors could allow for some FedRAMP reciprocity.

Navy CIO talks innovation and CMMC's future impact

Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo.

Defense contractors face tight deadlines for new 2020 certification standards

Contractors will be facing big changes and tight timelines when DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification goes live next year.

Microsoft bids on JEDI, declares commitment to DOD tech

Company president Brad Smith stood up for Microsoft's four-decade commitment to the Department of Defense, but also said that the company would proactively engage in conversations about ethical AI.

Nakasone: Engagement with industry essential, even amid ethics concerns

Even when companies are reticent about working with the Defense Department, engagement is critical, NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command head Gen. Paul Nakasone said.

Raytheon's Dave Wajsgras wins FCW's 2018 Eagle Award

Raytheon may be better known for radar systems and weapons platforms, but FCW's 2018 Industry Eagle Award winner has quietly transformed government's IT security landscape.

What to make of DOD's latest cloud moves

Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically.