Agency News: Department of Defense


DARPA's advice on passwords: Dump 'em.

The agency's Active Authentication program would use behaviorial traits rather than passwords.

Army closes ITES hardware contract to non-Army buyers

ITES-2H becomes Army only vehicle so its life can be extended until a new award is made.

Army launches app store prototype

New marketplace has small number of apps for now, more to come.

Soldiers coming home to get latest tech tools, CIO promises

The Army intends to modernize its stateside operations with the same network-centric and IT capabilities available to its expeditionary forces in war zones, says Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence.

DOD competes more services than products

The Defense Department holds more open competitions when seeking services than when seeking products, audit finds.

Fired Eyak exec pleads guilty to fraud

Harold Babb faces prison time and will forfeit cash, properties and a Porsche to the government.

China allegedly involved in Facebook scam against NATO officers

A fake profile for NATO's senior commander lured other officers into accepting a friend request, compromising personal information in the process.

Survive budget shortfalls with smart tech, DOD CIO urges

Technology and innovation will be critical to government meeting citizens' needs amid budget cuts.

Senator toughens up on DOD's money transfers

DOD warned to stop transferring funds without justification.

DARPA director leaving

DARPA Director Regina Dugan has accepted a senior executive position with an Internet giant, according to an exclusive report by Wired's Danger Room.

What a WWII battle can teach about cybersecurity

A collective defense used in the Atlantic during World War II holds lessons for an enterprise approach to cyber.

DISA broadens cybersecurity efforts

DOD is expanding the use of the host-based security system to include training and enterprise technologies.

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