Author Archives: Matthew Beinart

Army Awards $182 Million Endpoint Security Platform Contract to McAfee, InfoReliance

The Army is taking steps to modernize the security of its endpoint devices with a five-year, $182 million contract to McAfee and InfoReliance to deliver a risk management platform aimed at minimizing the cyber attack surface and automate threat report metrics. Under the deal announced Sept. 14, McAfee and InfoReliance will partner to implement and operate the Army Endpoint […]

Senate Defense Bill Establishes Cyber Warfare Policy; Includes Federal IT Modernization Plan

The Senate on Sept. 18 passed its nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill, which will establish the first-ever cyber warfare policy, including the use of offensive digital weapons, and stipulates a $500 million federal information technology (IT) modernization plan. The Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 passed with an 89-8 vote. The NDAA […]

Industry Reps Push Cloud Computing, Declassification To Fix Information Sharing With Government

The biggest challenge to securing the cyber resiliency of federal government network systems remains an over-classified, ineffective approach to information sharing, according to a panel of cyber experts speaking at a homeland security summit Sept. 12. Two panels at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference urged federal agency officials to work at reducing the time frame […]

Air Force Boosting Logistical Support With Agile Software Development, 3-D Printing

The Air Force is embracing 3-D printing and improving its agile software development in order to improve the flexibility of its logistical support process and increase the efficiency of repair coordination efforts between service members and industry partners, according to Commander of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski. Speaking at the Air Force […]

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Senate Defense Bill Establishes Cyber Warfare Policy; Includes Federal IT Modernization Plan

The Senate Monday night passed its nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill, which will establish the first-ever cyber warfare policy, including the use of offensive digital weapons, and stipulates a $500 million federal information technology (IT) modernization plan. The Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 passed with an 89-8 vote. The NDAA […]

Senate Defense Bill Establishes Cyber Warfare Policy; Includes Federal IT Modernization Plan

The Senate Monday night passed its nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill, which will establish the first-ever cyber warfare policy, including the use of offensive digital weapons, and stipulates a $500 million federal information technology (IT) modernization plan. The Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 passed with an 89-8 vote. The NDAA […]

Commander of Air Force Material Command Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski. Photo: Air Force.

Air Force Boosting Logistical Support With Agile Software Development, 3-D Printing

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–The Air Force is embracing 3-D printing and improving its agile software development in order to improve the flexibility of its logistical support process and increase the efficiency of repair coordination efforts between service members and industry partners, according to Commander of  Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski. Speaking at the […]

State Dept. Approves $3.9 Billion F-16V Deal With Bahrain

Bahrain is moving forward with the development its fleet of F-16 fighter jets after a potential $3.9 deal for the delivery of 19 new aircraft and the necessary components to upgrade 20 of its F-16 Block 40 to the latest F-16V received State Department approval on Sept. 8 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress […]