The Defense Department awarded a $75 million other transaction agreement to Perspecta, the contractor it hired a year ago to construct a separate piece of the National Background Investigation System.
House appropriators want to prevent the Pentagon from spending money to information to the JEDI Cloud contract until it meets several conditions.
The Pentagon has launched a new data gathering effort to try to detect sole-source vendors who are making excess profits by hiding their cost data from contracting officers.
The Marine Corps plans to convert all of the civilian billets within its cyber command to the new Cyber Excepted Service starting next month.
The tri-service proposal would elevate IT issues in each service’s organizational chart. Its chief advocate is the Department of the Navy, which has already expressed its desire to appoint an assistant secretary for information management.
U.S. Cyber Command’s National Mission Force says one major measure of success will be how much relevant threat data it can supply to the FBI and DHS as part of its ventures into foreign networks.
In 2020, DISA will assume responsibility for the vast majority of the IT operations in DoD’s “fourth estate,” leading to major transfers of funding and personnel.
The Navy says dozens of IT systems and websites for pay and personnel functions are about to be killed off in favor of a consolidated system sailors can access from anywhere.
The Court of Federal Claims lifted a stay the Defense Department requested after new evidence of conflicts of interest. Oracle’s bid protest lawsuit is expected to reach a conclusion by July 15.
Back-end IT upgrades and more “virtual” recruiting are part of the Army’s plan to address recruiting shortfalls.
The military is already starting to downsize its uniformed medical cadre, but there is no clear plan to replace the 18,000 positions it’s eliminating with civilian providers.
In a recognition that smaller firms don’t have the infrastructure to defend themselves against sophisticated attacks, DoD will experiment with a secure cloud approach to defending sensitive information.
Members of the Defense Innovation Board described their initial set of recommendations to fix DoD software acquisition. The Pentagon said it plans to start implementing them right away.
The White House plans on spending 5 percent more to secure federal networks and data in 2020, with more than half of the funding going toward Defense Department cybersecurity. Get this story and others in today’s Federal Newscast.