The Defense Department has taken a lot of heat in recent years from industry critics who charge its procurement officials have been putting too much weight on low prices and not enough on quality.
Under a $2 million contract, Synack Government will use ethical hackers for penetration testing of IRS cybersecurity systems.
The Defense Department’s $38.5 billion IT budget in the fiscal 2017 requests is being driven by three major trends contractors should be aware of: cybersecurity, cloud and analytics.
Army Secretary Eric Fanning warns against bumping up force size without proper funding.
The Defense Department undertook a significant expansion of its new crowdsourced approach to cybersecurity Monday, opening its “Hack the Pentagon” challenge to literally anyone and providing them a legal route to report any security holes they find.
The Army Reserve’s new leader says it’s time for a fresh look at the map so that his component of the Army can make the most of its ability to harness the skills its citizen-soldiers get from their civilian jobs.
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The Army will call on cyber amateurs and experts to try to break into the service’s personnel and recruiting sites.
The Army is going through a drawdown, which means lots of officers are finding themselves without jobs. Some of them are talented soldiers with advanced degrees — the very type of people Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants for the future military.
Rumors of the death of Army Knowledge Online — the web portal soldiers and Army civilians have used for everything from training to email since the 1990s — were evidently premature.
The Army is currently experimenting with a concept it calls cyber support to corps and below (CSCB) — the notion that individual tactical units need to deploy with their own offensive and defensive cyber and electronic warfare capabilities and be prepared for an enemy that can and will use electronic attacks on the battlefield.
The Air Force is pushing out a prototype for IT acquisition that connects vendors with end users. It’s part of the overarching Joint Information Environment (JIE), a unification effort and security boost for the department’s roughly 15,000 IT networks.
Last month, the Army, along with the rest of the military services, announced all of the active duty cyber teams they’re building for U.S. Cyber Command have reached their initial operating capability and are ready for offensive and defensive missions. Next in line: teams made up entirely of National Guard and Army Reserve personnel.
The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.
The Defense Department is taking growing pains in stride as it continues to work on its multi-year implementation plan of the cybersecurity system, the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).