Archive: IT

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 […]

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 […]


DoD Biometrics Office Establishes S&T Priorities

The Defense Department’s office that is responsible for design, developing and acquiring biometric solution capabilities for different operating environments has developed a 30-year roadmap that includes current and potential science and technology (S&T) projects to meet warfighter requirements, an official with the office said earlier this month. The roadmap includes near-term, mid-term and far-term projects […]

Amy Rall, group vice president for Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure at Unisys Federal. Photo: Unisys

Unisys To Begin Networking TSA Screening Systems With Pilot Effort

After being cleared in April to begin work on a security network integration program for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Unisys [UIS] and the agency are developing plans to first pilot the solution this summer at an airport. The pilot at Dulles International Airport, which Unisys expects will occur throughout this summer and into the […]


Northrop Grumman Begins Development Of Next-Generation DHS Biometric System

Work is well underway by Northrop Grumman [NOC] to develop a new cloud-based biometric system for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will provide more robust capabilities in a flexible, scalable architecture to meet current and future needs, David Grauel, the government’s program manager for the biometric system, said last week. Northrop Grumman was […]


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 […]

Modernizing Battlefield Communications panel at Defense Daily's Modular Open Systems Summit

Open Systems Helping Army Get ‘Quick Wins’ For Network Modernization Capabilities

The Army’s shift to a ‘secure, but unclassified’ approach and an embrace of open systems is allowing for greater access to commercial capabilities needed for its tactical network modernization effort. Officials from the Army’s Network Cross Function Team (CFT) on Wednesday told attendees at an industry event that a move away from stringent requirements to […]