If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems.
DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building, something that was unimaginable to the Pentagon’s own IT experts as recently as a few years ago because of cybersecurity concerns.
For the first time since it became a separate service in 1947, enlisted pilots strapped into cockpits and flew solo missions.
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 Pentagon last week made contract awards in its promised expansion of federal government’s first-ever bug bounty — the “Hack the Pentagon” challenge which would up finding and closing 138 separate cybersecurity vulnerabilities in DoD’s public-facing websites earlier this year.
Congress and the Government Accountability Office are asking new questions about the long-term viability of the Military Privatized Housing Initiative.
Eric Fanning, the secretary of the Army, said last week that he’s ordered a new initiative designed to reduce time-consuming requirements directed by Department of the Army headquarters, particularly with regard to training.
The Army closed out the fiscal year that ended a little over a week ago having met its recruiting goals for the first time in five years.
The Army is taking a fresh look at how much of the development and sustainment of computer code ought to be left to contractors and whether it’s time to bring some of that work in-house.
The Army is reexamining the cases of at least 73 soldiers who it kicked out under other-than-honorable circumstances between 2009 and 2015 because it may have run afoul of a federal law intended to help ensure troops aren’t punished for mental health issues.
Defense Department spending on research and development has suffered historic declines during the budget drawdown that’s been in progress since 2009.
The DoD IG has been posting public summaries or redacted versions of its classified or “for official use only” reports — sometimes on the same day the full versions are released to the folks with security clearances.
Trade groups representing banks and credit unions say they haven’t had enough time to study the DoD’s rules to protect servicemembers from predatory loans.