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.
The departments of Labor and Energy are still working through their final plans to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
The space agency plans to evaluate and get feedback on Ames Research Center’s Gryphon X proposal to take a more proactive approach to finding and fixing critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.
The Homeland Security Department’s chief privacy officer is mandating mobile apps go through the vetting process known as the car wash before they can be deployed on the network.
Bob Welch served as the senior procurement executive for the departments of Commerce and Treasury during his 30-year federal career.
Vendors are submitting bids on the next set of tools under phase 2 of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program while DHS is preparing for phase 3.
The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) is calling on NASA to unleash Gryphon X, a next-generation cybersecurity concept.
Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said at the recent Acquisition Excellence conference that she’s working with the Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council to share some best practices to improve how agencies provide debriefings to unsuccessful vendors.
DHS promotes Danny Toler and brings on GSA veteran Emile Monett to work on the CDM program.
Reactions to the suggestion that federal CIOs don’t need to be rock stars was met with a host of reactions, including that the success of the CIO mostly depends on how well they understand how the government works and how they adapt to the culture.
As of last week, all of the Defense Department components that fall under the direct control of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) are barred from hiring any new civilian employees.
Within the next month, the Navy expects to issue a request for proposals to support a new concept it’s calling the “Cloud Store.”
Peter Levine, DoD’s deputy chief management officer, told a House subcommittee that his office’s problem with deploying business IT systems boils down to too many cooks in the kitchen.