Three federal agencies aced their scores in the latest scorecard measuring agencies' progress in implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and IT modernization, the most ever.
At long last, on Oct. 25, the Defense Department awarded its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract to Microsoft. In awarding the contract to Microsoft over rival Amazon Web Services, the DOD is seeking to move beyond the long-running acquisition saga and actually start deploying commercial cloud capabilities for Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.
The Defense Department’s other major commercial cloud contract — the one not named JEDI — has been awarded.
The Defense Department on July 15 announced the rollout of its “Digital Modernization Strategy,” designed to guide the Pentagon’s IT modernization process for the foreseeable future.
The 72-page document has four key goals: innovate for competitive advantage, optimize for efficiencies and improved capability, evolve cybersecurity for an agile and resilient defense posture, and cultivate talent for a ready workforce.
The Centers of Excellence train keeps on chugging.
Cyber experts may have been pleased that the average dwell time for intruders in 2017 was a mere 101 days, but now there’s a new statistic to worry about: 19 minutes.
That’s the incredibly short amount of time it takes for Russian adversaries to move inside a network and cause damage, according to a report by CrowdStrike.
The Air Force is continuing to invest in bug bounty programs to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The service branch recently disclosed a new one in which it hired certified ethical hackers to demonstrate what would happen if an insider “went rogue” and attacked the Air Force’s maintenance system.