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DoD Agency Integrates New Verizon Unified Communication Platform

Verizon [VZ] said last week that a Pentagon agency has completed migration to one of its unified communication platform, resulting in the elimination of two legacy systems for a next-generation communications solution. The unnamed Department of Defense office integrated the unified communication platform under the “Everything Over IP” initiative, which was led by Verizon and […]


Army Selects Four Companies To Deliver First Capabilities For New Cyber Training Environment

The Army has selected four companies to deliver the first round of capabilities for its new Persistent Cyber Training Environment program, officials said Tuesday. ManTech [MANT], Circadence, Metova CyberCENTS and Simspace each received deals under an Other Transaction Authority on June 7 to deliver prototype training tools for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment Program, following […]

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Government Bars Contractors From Using Kaspersky Products In Support Of Contracts

The federal government last Friday issued plans to modify contracting regulations to prohibit the use of cyber security software provided by a Russian company by contractors in support of federal programs. The interim rule, issued by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA, “prohibits contractors from providing any hardware, software, or services developed or […]

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DISA Awards $7.5 Billion In New Systems And Engineering Contracts To 14 Companies

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded $7.5 billion in systems and engineering services contracts to 14 companies, the agency said on Friday. The new Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contract vehicle is intended to meet flexible technology needs across the Pentagon and deliver near-term, agile solutions, including for network programs and warfighter mobility […]

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Thales Launches First Private Defense Cloud Solution For Land Forces

PARIS–France’s Thales launched the first private defense cloud solution for land forces on Monday, which aims to deliver full connectivity in degraded battlefield environments and is expected to be delivered in 2019. Thales’ unveiled its Nexium Defence Cloud solution at the Eurosatory conference in Paris, where it demonstrated the system’s software-enabled, “all-in-one-box” capability that can […]

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Qualys To Acquire Government Technology Company Second Front

Cloud security firm Qualys, Inc. [QLYS] on Monday said has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Second Front Systems in a deal aimed at helping it better reach federal customers, particularly in defense, intelligence and law enforcement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. If the companies enter into a definitive acquisition agreement, […]

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Pentagon Misses May Deadline For Final JEDI Cloud RFP

The Pentagon has missed its original May deadline to release the request for bids for its controversial multi-billion dollar, single award cloud computing contract. Department of Defense spokesperson Dana White said at a Thursday press conference officials are still working on the final Request for Proposals for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract and that […]

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Latest ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Results Show Flaws In DoD Travel System

The latest edition of the “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty program uncovered over 100 security vulnerabilities in the Pentagon’s public-facing travel system for department employees, according to results released Thursday by program coordinator HackerOne. The fifth “Hack the Pentagon” event ran through April during which 19 ethical hackers reported ongoing flaws in the Defense Travel […]


Judge Dismisses Kaspersky Lawsuit Challenging Federal Ban

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed two lawsuits from Russian software company Kaspersky challenging a ban on its products from being used on federal networks. The decision upholds the ban first placed by the Department of Homeland Security last September (Defense Daily, Sept. 13) and also formally included in Congress’ FY ‘18 National Defense Authorization […]