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Cyber officials discuss cloud needs at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium In Baltimore. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD Cyber Officials Want Updated Data Standards, Capabilities As Pentagon Moves To Cloud

Facing a growing number of cloud computing initiatives, Department of Defense officials want to ensure future contracts build in improved data protection standards and urge industry partners to bring emerging technologies to make use of improved analytics. Programs such as the DoD’s upcoming multi-billion dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) will require new standards for […]

New DoD CIO Dana Deasy (right) discusses his strategy at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

New DoD CIO Details Strategy To Future Technology Initiatives

The Pentagon’s new chief information officer offered the first glimpse of his strategy at a Thursday conference, with a focus on sticking to principles in the latest National Defense Strategy and emphasizing improvement of current DoD technology. Dana Deasy, who was sworn in as DoD CIO on May 7, said he will pursue big tent […]

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) logo. Image: U.S. Department of Defense

DISA’s $7.8 Billion Cloud Communications Contract Will Be Single Source Award

The Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA) pending $7.8 billion defense enterprise communications contract will be single source award as officials are hoping to find a readily available cloud-based solution to cut down on future costs, according to agency officials DISA officials are pushing to release the final Request for Proposals for the Defense Enterprise Office […]

Media roundtable with DISA officials at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD Slowing Rollout Of Joint Regional Security Stacks To Address Ongoing Issues

The Pentagon is slowing down the rollout of its its Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) network protection capability as underlying issues with the ‘large, complex’ system continue to cause problems with operational applications, according to Army and Defense Information System Agency officials. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA, told reporters at a Wednesday AFCEA […]

DISA Readying Awards For New Multi-Billion Dollar Cloud, IT Engineering Contract Vehicles

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is readying several new contract programs in the coming months, including two multi-billion dollar projects for commercial cloud capabilities and streamlined information engineering services, as it looks to deliver improved solutions for Pentagon network mobility and defense. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, DISA’s new director, told attendees at an AFCEA […]

Army To Award First Cyber Training Environment Capability Contracts In May

The first capability contracts for the Army’s new cyber threat training environment are set to be awarded by the end of May with a delivery for training tools slated for July, according to an official from Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Army officials are readying the first capability drop for the […]

New DISA Director Rear Adm. Nancy Norton. Photo: Navy.

DISA Readying Awards For New Multi-Billion Dollar Cloud, IT Engineering Contract Vehicles

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is readying several new contract programs in the coming months, including two multi-billion dollar projects for commercial cloud capabilities and streamlined information engineering services, as it looks to deliver improved solutions for Pentagon network mobility and defense. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, DISA’s new director, told attendees at an AFCEA […]

State Department Approves $1.4 Billion C-130J, KC-130J Aircraft Deal With Germany

The State Department has approved a possible $1.4 billion deal with Germany for three C-130J and three KC-130J aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on May 4. Germany has requested the Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130Js and KC-130Js come equipped with Rolls Royce AE-2100D turboprop engines and Link-16 MIDS Terminals. The […]