Archive: IT

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DHS Official: States Need More Funds To Replace Outdated Election Systems

A top Department of Homeland Security official told a House panel Wednesday that states do not have enough funds to replace outdated voting systems ahead of the midterm elections in November. Christopher Krebs, DHS undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said that all 50 states’ election systems may have been subjected to cyber […]

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Army Announces Latest Opportunity To Pitch Capabilities For New Cyber Training Environment

The Army has started accepting white papers for its latest round to find technical management and assessment capabilities for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE)  program, officials announced July 9. The third Cyber Innovation Challenge (CIC) is intended for industry partners who can deliver capabilities needed to develop PCTE’s cyber simulation exercise which will be […]

Dana Deasy Department of Defense, Chief Information Officer, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, May 07, 2018.  (U.S. Army photo by William Pratt)

DoD CIO Conducting Full Review Of Multi-Billion Dollar JEDI Cloud Acquisition Effort

The Department of Defense is conducting a full review of the acquisition process for its multi-billion dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud, the Pentagon’s new CIO said Wednesday. Dana Deasy, the lead DoD technology official, told attendees at the Defense Systems Summit there is no confirmed date for when an official request for proposals […]

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Army Awards Training Services Contracts For Combat Simulators, Cyber Support

The Army has awarded awarded training contracts to Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) to prototype new devices for combat simulation and information security company Root9B (R9B) to deliver advanced cyber courses at Ft. Gordon, Ga., officials said on Monday CESI was awarded a $502,000 rapid prototyping agreement for devices to improve pilot and air defense […]

Ground communications specialist Marines use the Networking On-the-Move-Airborne Increment II System on an MV-22 Osprey during a flight at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina. This month, Marine Corps Systems Command fielded the first NOTM-A Inc. II System to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit to enhance their ability to communicate in the air. (U.S. Marine Corps photo courtesy of Chris Wagner)

Marine Corps Expanding Network Access In The Air With New System On Osprey

The Marine Corps is beginning to field its Networking on the Move (NOTM) communication system on its MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft as it looks to expand access to its tactical network in the air, officials said on Thursday. The NOTM-Airborne Increment II, which gives up to five users full access to the tactical communication applications, […]

Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, director of architecture, operations, networks, and space for the  Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 discussing "Halt, Fix, Pivot." Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Network Officials To Hold Tactical Cloud Industry Day In August

The Army has announced a new industry day in August to broaden its search for industry partners able to deliver battlefield-ready cloud computing services as part of its tactical network modernization effort. Officials from the Army’s Network Cross Functional Team (CFT) and Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T) are encouraging non-traditional […]

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SPAWAR Awards ATI $100 Million To Manage New Information Warfare Consortium

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) has awarded Advanced Technology International (ATI) a three-year, $100 million contract to manage its new consortium to rapidly procure information warfare tools, officials said Wednesday . ATI is tasked with managing the industry partners taking part in SPAWAR’s Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP), which is set to open […]

Dana Deasy Department of Defense, Chief Information Officer, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, May 07, 2018.  (U.S. Army photo by William Pratt)

New DoD CIO To Take Over Lead Of Pentagon Cloud Initiatives

The Pentagon’s new chief information officer is replacing the Defense Digital Service as the lead for the department’s cloud computing efforts, the deputy secretary of defense said Monday. DoD CIO Dana Deasy will now oversee the controversial multi-billion dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud project, which has yet to receive a final RFP and […]