The Department of Homeland Security is hearing out pitches on emerging tech, but it’s more focused on established on securing a consistent IT experience across the agency.
Steve Wallace, a systems innovation scientist in the Emerging Technology Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said the agency soon will choose vendors to develop a prototype to protect the network and data from attacks that come through web browsers.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has been pushing its mission partners toward “app rationalization,” urging them to figure out what they need to operate in the cloud.
DISA is leading many of the reform and efficiency initiatives mandated by former Defense Secretary James Mattis particularly around technology modernization and enterprise services.
Frank Konieczny, the Air Force CIO, said the service is figuring out how to authenticate connected devices.
Three years after coming into existence, the cyber defense arm of U.S. Cyber Command says it will reach phase one of an order aimed at shoring up vulnerabilities across the Defense Department this spring.
Homeland Security Department management said they’re now requiring documentation and life cycle cost estimations for all major acquisition programs. It’s a big step for DHS. But while the Government Accountability Office says DHS has improved, it needs to focus on the details.
Terry Halvorsen, the DoD chief information officer, signed a memo on Oct. 18 requiring military services and agencies to trust each other when accrediting and authorizing systems.
Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA’s budget wasn’t decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.
As service transitions to Air Force and DoD enterprise IT models, defining what technology services should be shared is still on the to-do list. The service’s AFNet program is the umbrella effort to centrally-manage many commodity IT functions.