A Defense Business Board report remains a thorn in DoD’s side, even as the agency stands to get an additional $54 billion in spending for fiscal 2018.
The expected nomination of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense depends on a one-time change to federal statutes that require military officers to have been retired for at least seven years before becoming the civilian leader of the Pentagon.
The Defense Department undertook a significant expansion of its new crowdsourced approach to cybersecurity Monday, opening its “Hack the Pentagon” challenge to literally anyone and providing them a legal route to report any security holes they find.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a series of recruiting changes on Tuesday that he said would let the armed services recruit from a broader swath of the American population, rebuild lost ties with local communities and reduce growing misconceptions about military service.
With only a few months left before his tenure as Defense secretary expires, Ashton Carter took one more step to drive home his point that the Pentagon needs more “innovation” in its bloodstream.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expressed deep displeasure with the congressional budgeting process Thursday, calling it “deplorable” that the government seems poised to begin a new fiscal year under a continuing resolution for the eighth year in a row.
In the first “Hack the Pentagon” challenge, the department asked anyone with expertise in IT security to find security flaws on five of its largest public-facing websites, including the Defense.gov homepage.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the House proposal “deeply troubling,” saying it would pay for additional troops and pay boosts at the expense of long-term military readiness and budget stability.
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.
Over the next three years, the military will deploy a series of sophisticated gateways to better protect its vast network from external attack, according to Army Col. Scott Jackson, who oversees construction of the Joint Informational Environment or JIE.