Defense

Identity management beyond the CAC card

The Defense Information Systems Agency previewed plans to improve identity management, which includes expanding multi-factor authentication.

Acquisition

Pentagon still not taking full advantage of rapid acquisition authorities, former official says

Ellen Lord, the former undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment during the Trump administration, told senators "strong leadership" was needed to fully embrace rapid acquisitions policies.

Defense

JRSS transition still a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency isn't getting rid of the embattled Joint Regional Security Stacks just yet. But it is working on a transition plan as it brings Thunderdome online.

Defense

The Army wants to re-do how it manages cyber risk

The service is working to stand up a risk management council in the coming month.

Defense

DOD IG says Army could waste nearly $22 billion on augmented reality headsets

Program officers failed to set baseline levels to determine whether IVAS would meet user needs before procuring units, a misstep that could cost billions of taxpayer dollars, according to an inspector general report.

Workforce

DISA is gearing up for the 'technician of the future'

A hybrid cloud environment demands a workforce that understands the “full spectrum of technologies, even if they only specialize in one of them,” according to a lead defense cloud official.

Defense

DIU sets up shop in Chicago

The Defense Department's tech innovation arm is expanding with a new midwest office.

Defense

CMMC interim rule could land in May

The move would come nearly two years after the Defense Department's first interim rule for its fledgling unified cybersecurity standard for contractors.

Defense

The military's 5G capabilities could be stale by the time they're fielded

The Navy's chief digital innovation officer, Michael Galbraith, said when it comes to 5G, his biggest concern after security is "time to market."

Defense

The Army eyes finish line for Microsoft Office 365 migration

Army CIO Raj Iyer said he expects classified and unclassified migrations to wrap up by 2025.

Defense

U.S. space systems see 'dramatic' spike in risks amid global competition

Officials from the Defense Intelligence Agency said there's been a steep increase in the pace and scope of operations since 2019 primarily from China and Russia.

Defense

Solarium co-chairs urge White House to maintain Trump-era cyber authorities

Lawmakers expressed concern that rolling back the authorities from a 2018 presidential memorandum would jeopardize national security efforts.

Congress

Warren presses defense secretary on wasteful contractor spending

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said adding to the Pentagon's topline for 2023 to account for inflation would just invite "defense contractors to pick taxpayers' pockets."

Defense

Navy CIO touts NGEN's promise

Aaron Weis, the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy is looking at "fundamental" architecture changes to make its network more agile and secure.

Defense

Can small businesses keep up with defense cyber requirements?

The Defense Department is launching a study to assess how well companies can handle cyber self-assessments.

Defense

Air Force software factory looks to unleash 'chaos' on civilian IT shops

The Kessel Run group is currently developing a playbook that would make it easier for organizations across the federal government to adopt engineering and security best practices.

Acquisition

Cyber Command’s acquisition growing pains

A Government Accountability Office report found that while CyberCom has matured its Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture, it doesn’t yet have the metrics needed to justify investments in new capabilities.

Defense

Pentagon’s effort to supply departmentwide cloud capabilities is delayed, again

Officials say they essentially underestimated how long it would take to review plans from the four cloud service providers.

Defense

Pentagon increases cyber funding request for 2023

With more than $11 billion in cyber funding, DOD plans to add cyber teams, continue roll out of zero trust architecture, and improve cybersecurity support for the defense industrial base.

Defense

Navy CIO says the service is 'on the cusp' of CAC-less cloud access

In an effort to bring the Navy's technology into the present day, CIO Aaron Weis says the service is testing solutions that would allow personnel to connect from virtually any (approved) device without a common access card.

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