The pilot programs follow a Defense Innovation Board study that found the Pentagon's current spending restrictions routinely "doom" software development efforts.
The Pentagon published the 1.0 version of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program on Friday after several months of listening sessions on draft editions. CMMC will make its way into Defense contracts later this year.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new page on Oversight.gov tracks IG vacancies.
The Defense Acquisition University is helping with frameworks and best practices.
After three years and a serious reprimand from Congress, the Defense Department finally released its guidance for the processes governing middle-tier acquisition.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is moving fast but in a transparent manner.
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.