Federal News Radio counts down our 10 most-read Defense and Intelligence Community stories from 2015.
The Defense Department is spending more money and getting less out of it, defense analysts told Congress.
Congress decided yesterday what programs will get a haircut in freeing up $5 billion in defense spending. Among the programs is the Long Range Strike Bomber and defense readiness increases.
Establishing insider threat programs was a key Defense recommendation after the 2013 Navy Yard shootings. Some companies that do business with the government are far ahead and waiting for agencies to catch up. DoD officials now consider aerospace giant Lockheed Martin’s program as a model.
Creating more government innovation won’t come without some creativity, some agency and industry experts say. Adam Tarsi, chief of staff of DoD’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, said agencies should widen their approach and position itself as an incubator for startup companies.
Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next-generation bomber to replace the 1960s-era B-52
The Air Force says it has selected Northrop Grumman to build its next generation bomber designed to replace its aging fleet.
The Navy and Marine Corps are still in the early planning stages for an overhaul of their Next Generation Enterprise Network contract. But both services say they hope to use the recompetition of NGEN to give industry a bigger hand in the IT services they provide to sailors and Marines. More now from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.
Cybersecurity contractors seem to pop up as often as zero-day attacks. But the established ones are finding , with good market positioning and solid services, they can attract fresh investment. Case in point: With cash from Squadron Capital, a company called Facilities Technology Services has transformed into Squadron Defense Group. Keith Marino is its CEO. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with him during this week’s Association of the U.S. Army conference.
The Defense Department wants to make sure the electronic parts it uses aren’t tainted. In a new proposed rule expansion, DoD would require contractors to have a risk-based system to trace electronic parts from their original equipment manufacturer and subcontractors. The goal is to crack down on counterfeit electronic parts. Chris Myers is a partner and assistant chair of the Government Contracts Group at Dentons. He joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the proposal.
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen made some waves earlier this year when he said he’d like to see commercial companies construct and operate data centers on DoD property. The military would provide physical and cyber security, while the firms would bring the cost and scalability benefits of cloud technology. Now, the Army is ready to try out a version of that idea. Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu writes about this in the latest edition of Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook.
In this week’s “Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook,” the Army hopes the project will help answer some of its lingering questions the potential savings of transitioning to commercial cloud offerings.
The Defense Department has greenlighted three dozen commercial cloud offerings since it first overhauled its commercial cloud security processes in January.
The Army hopes the project will help answer some of its lingering questions about the potential savings of transitioning to commercial cloud offerings.