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.
Columbia Technology Partners Ready to Prime host Allen Scott talks of Sharon Jones of DISA and author Debra Fine.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
DISA is hurrying up its work to deliver unified capabilities to the Defense Department nearly a year early.
The Defense Department is having a particularly tough time integrating mobile technology into its mission, largely because every attempt to link it to the Common-Access-Card has been too cumbersome. But DISA’s Purebred program may have found a way to bypass the CAC altogether.
The federal government decided to put the Defense Department in charge of building a new information technology backbone to house and process all of the data involved in security clearance investigations, one that would be safer from foreign attacks.
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.