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.
DoD is releasing new policy and a handbook on recent acquisition authorities given to it by Congress.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Kevin Fahey said the changes, including a large workforce reduction, have been in service of innovation and speedier acquisition
The Defense Department’s final solicitation for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure is worth up to $10 billion over 10 years, and will go to a single vendor.