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Steve Wert, lead official for the Air Force's new PEO Digital

Air Force Looking To Transform Rapid Software Delivery With New PEO Digital

The Air Force on Monday redesignated its Program Executive Office Battle Management as the new PEO Digital affirming plans to transform its approach to rapidly delivering critical software updates for everything from weapons systems to communication platform. Steven Wert, the new office’s lead official, told attendees Tuesday at an Air Force Association conference that PEO […]

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

White House, DHS Planning ‘Cyber Security Moonshot,’ First Study Set For November

Department of Homeland Security and White House technology officials are working on a “cyber security moonshot” effort to fix lagging digital security issues in the face of growing adversarial cyber threats with a first study on the plan due in November. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, and Grant Schneider, […]

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Navy Extends NGEN Another Year

The Navy awarded Perspecta a $787 million contract on Wednesday to extend the current Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract for another year through September 2019. As the incumbent, Perspecta provides the Navy NGEN services through its U.S. public sector business it inherited from DXC Technology [DXC], which itself took Hewlett Packard’s [HP] Enterprise Services […]

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Official: Acquisition Limits Hindering Cyber Command, Want Contracting Cap Raised To $250 Million

Cyber Command is looking to make the most of the extension of its acquisition authority through 2025, but officials are still pushing Congress to raise its contracting cap up to $250 million to better handle large procurement projects such as the Unified Platform project. Stephen Schanberger, a top Cyber Command acquisition official, told attendees at […]

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Northrop Grumman Looking To Deliver Cyber Command’s First Joint Warfighting Platform

Northrop Grumman [NOC] is offering a new “weapons system”-like platform for Cyber Command capable of integrating offensive, defensive and command and control mission applications across all cyber forces ahead of an expected downselect decision before the end of the year, a company official said Tuesday. Chris Valentino, Northrop Grumman’s director of joint cyberspace programs, said […]

Tyto Athene's portable Acuity Tactical Edge micro data center. Photo: Tyto Athene

Arlington Capital Partners Acquires Federal IT Business Of Black Box

The private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners on Monday evening said it has acquired the government information technology (IT) services business of digital solutions provider Black Box Corp. [BBOX] and has renamed its new portfolio company Tyto Athene. Black Box, which is based in Pittsburgh, Pa., said the sale price was $75 million and was […]

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DHS Issues RFI For Industry Help To Develop Cyber Supply Chain Risk Assessment Capability

Continuing its efforts to create a capability to assess risks to cyber supply chains, the Department of Homeland Security is conducting market research to learn about industry capabilities to identify and mitigate risks in the supply chains of information and communications technology (ICT). An Aug. 17 Request for Information (RFI) says the government is interested […]

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Army Updates EW Capability Requests For 2019 Cyber Quest

Army officials released an updated notice Thursday for the service’s 2019 Cyber Quest event calling on industry partners to demonstrate readily available tools to better detect electronic warfare (EW) attacks and improve jamming operations across the entire spectrum. The Army’s white papers request for its next EW war gaming event details near-term and midterm capability […]

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DoD Awards $28 Billion Multiple-Award R&D Contract

The Defense Department on Tuesday announced a multiple-award contract worth up to $28 billion to 15 companies and organizations for research and development work on the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC) Information Analysis Center multiple award contract (IAC-MAC). The companies include: Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, Alion Science & Technology Corp.; BAE Systems; Battelle Memorial Institute; Booz Allen […]