For the past two years, the Defense Department has been heightening its focus on the subject of professionalism: In 2014, then-secretary Chuck Hagel appointed DoD’s first-ever senior advisor for military professionalism in the wake of a…
Intelligence agencies open doors to long-awaited cloud marketplace, invite analysts and developers to tinker with commercial technologies.
Most planning documents about defending the homeland from foreign threats pre-date the cyber era, leaving some confusion about which element of the military would be in charge during a cyber attack. DoD says it’s addressing those discrepancies.
DoD’s chief information officer and his counterparts from several friendly nations will meet in the United Kingdom for the latest in a series of meetings that have been ongoing for the past year.
The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency said DoD needs new tools to grapple with the fact that cyber adversaries have become much more brazen in recent years.
DoD says its “conservative” estimates show that it is paying to maintain 22 percent more military base infrastructure than it can put to practical use.
Department of Veterans Affairs certifies to Congress that is it fully interoperable with DoD medical IT systems. But future of VA’s own health record system is yet to be decided.
Terry Halvorsen, the Defense Department’s chief information officer, now plans to be much more “prescriptive” about what each military service and DoD component must do to rein in their costs.
Assuming the Army completes its planned drawdown to 450,000 active duty soldiers by the end of next year, the service will own and operate 21 percent more real estate and facilities than it can conceivably put to productive military use.
The Defense Department is taking a serious look at overhauling its process for accrediting commercial cloud computing products as secure-enough for military use.
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s chief of staff, said his service will arrive at decisions within a matter of weeks on a new way forward for the Modular Handgun System, which has been in the works since 2011.
Generals say current analyses show the U.S. will need more land forces for future conflicts, precisely at the time the Army is shrinking to its smallest size since before World War II.
Leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee intend to push legislation promoting U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command. CYBERCOM’s current commander agrees it’s time to do so.
A reduction in soldiers’ housing allowances cut revenues of private companies that operate military housing. The Army may allow those firms to assess rental costs to make up part of the difference.