Dave Milhecic, DISA’s chief technology officer, said a big data platform and an application that runs on top of it called Fight by Indicator (FBI) is giving analysts the information and tools to improve network defenses.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is dramatically expanding the time and budget for the second iteration of government-operated MilCloud service.
The Defense Department will revise its final request for bids in a massive information technology services contract known as ENCORE III following months of industry complaints.
The Defense Department will likely have to make significant changes to a much-anticipated IT services contract known as ENCORE III following a legal decision that upheld challenges by two prospective bidders.
Federal enterprise IT officials says agencies should embrace OMB’s Data Center Optimization Initiative, and its ability to act as a springboard to governmentwide adoption of cloud computing.
Now that high baseline for cloud security standards is finalized, the program looks to normalize the controls with the Defense Department’s security requirements guide under level 4 systems.
DoD agencies involved in cybersecurity review have adopted an on-going process to assess threats and possibilities for secure internet communications.
NSA Director of Information Assurance Curtis Dukes thinks identity theft was the reason for the OPM hacks. But regardless of their purpose, he says the breaches highlight a need for both industry and agencies to get up to speed to defend against smarter and more sophisticated enemies.
The Defense Department’s “4th estate,” which includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency and other Defense agencies, signed a memorandum of understanding with GSA to commit to using OASIS for at least $500 million in professional services buys starting in January 2017.
Federal CIOs say when it comes to modernizing government IT systems, most of the workforce welcomes the change. But if the government truly wants to modernize, it will have to do more than try to catch up to the technology curve.
A Bahrain owned company also saw a increases in government contracting, while GE and Verizon lost federal business.
DISA says it’s moving away from acquisition and toward operations, still its SETI contract will be awarded as a best value contract to much fanfare.
Objections to the use of lowest-price technically acceptable for contracts are growing, including Booz Allen Hamilton and CACI protests of DISA’s $17.5 billion ENCORE III solicitation and a new bill from two senators to restrict when the military uses this type of contract.
Greg Garcia, the chief information officer/G6 of the Army Corps of Engineers, said the Defense Department’s mandated transition to Windows 10 is a top of mind priority, but he is balancing that with cyber, cloud and other priorities.
The Professional Services Council and IT Alliance for Public Sector say lowest price technically acceptable is the wrong process to use when evaluating ENCORE III bidders.