Michael Gilmore

  • Agencies turn attention to plugging cyber holes in software

    The Homeland Security Department and the Defense Department are among the agencies that are out in front in shifting their cyber focuses toward applications.

  • Pentagon report says most military exercises don’t account for cyber threats

    The Pentagon’s operational testing and evaluation office says “red teams” are spread too thin to test DoD networks against real-world threats.

  • DoD, DHS see more, earlier testing as a possible fix to troubled programs

    The Defense and Homeland Security departments are pushing project managers to test technology or weapons systems earlier in the acquisition lifecycle to understand and solve potential roadblocks sooner. DoD submitted recommendations to Senate leaders for how to better integrate testing and evaluation into the acquisition lifecycle.

  • Internal watchdog blasts DoD’s health IT efforts

    A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon’s efforts to achieve interoperability with VA’s electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon’s office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD’s project to build a new electronic health record is “likely to be detrimental to the President’s goals” for interoperable health IT.