A new intellectual property policy allows for customized arrangements between DoD and companies.
Congress mandated the new office two years ago to drive more consistency into the ways in which the military handles IP rights in its contracts.
Section 809 Chairman Dave Drabkin shared several recommendations for the Defense Department acquisition process that can be implemented immediately, without Congressional approval.
DoD is setting up an innovation marketplace to cultivate developing companies.
The Defense Department wants to make sweeping changes to how it procures software.
In today’s Federal Newscast, bipartisan legislation in the House would create a panel of cyber professionals to advise the Department of Homeland Security.
The Defense Department will audit contractor cybersecurity in the next year and a half, says Ellen Lord, DoD undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, former venture capitalist Michael Kratsios is tapped to become the next U.S. chief technology officer.
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.