The Defense Information Systems Agency is hard at work on the next generation of mobile, secure computing for the Defense Department. And it’s up to some heavy contracting activity.
The Defense Department is taking a new look at the rules it applies to contracts with commercial cloud computing providers. The Pentagon’s acting CIO wants staff to examine whether vendors’ own security controls could replace DoD’s requirement for government-operated cloud access points.
New data from Bloomberg Government shows more than 2,600 multiple award contracts across government, which is a drop of 8 percent over the last five years.
DISA is prepared to scrap buying unified capabilities from industry if the price is too high. The agency is prepared to move to an open source platform.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is trying to stay ahead of the technology curve. That means putting investments in mobility and the security of mobile devices.
Lawmakers are pushing key Defense Department nominees to begin considering how to put a comprehensive cyber policy in place.
The Cloud Center of Excellence this week will release a draft best practices guide that will give agency contracting officers, chief information officers and CFOs a new way of thinking about and buying cloud services.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has set up an approach for customers to send money to a working capital fund to pay for cloud services based on usage.
Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, applauds the Trump administration’s intent but questions its approach to reigning in contract duplication.
DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs’ director of mobile and security technology transformation lead in the Office of Information and Technology, said the agency will pilot derived credentials later this year.
On this edition of Columbia Technology Partner’s Ready to Prime, Allen Scott discusses the contracting landscape with two people who know it very well.
Retired Gen. Keith Alexander, the former head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, told House Homeland Security Committee members they should go further than just creating a new cyber agency within DHS.
Terry Halvorsen left DoD at the end of February after spending the last two-plus years as its chief information officer.