Agency News: Department of Defense


Defense board issues cloud recommendations, warnings

DOD should move cautiously but decisively to adopt cloud computing and carry out data center consolidation, board advises.

DISA sees opportunity in commercial cloud mandate

The Defense Information Systems Agency could help defense customers find the right mix of commercial and government cloud services.

DOD still falters on auditabilty, Congressional panel says

The Defense Department has made strides in managing its financial systems but more work remains in the areas of accountability and auditability, says a congressional panel.

DOD to allow Android on classified networks

Forthcoming security standards are expected to allow the use of certain mobile devices on DOD's secure networks.

Military health records system suffers outage after software upgrade

The Military Health System's AHLTA clinical data repository suffered a day-long shutdown after a software problem last week, affecting thousands of users.

Feds owe $1B in back taxes

Almost 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in unpaid taxes -- and that could cost them their jobs.

DARPA commissioning ad-hoc smart phone network

DARPA and SAIC are set to develop a new mobile ad-hoc network for smart phone use.

DARPA seeks games to test weapons systems

The research arm of the Defense Department is looking for ways to crowdsource weapon systems testing.

Defense IT: Preparing for the worst and other survival strategies in 2012

Although everyone will feel the pain of budget cuts in the days ahead, some areas of defense IT will fare better than others.

Can I shoot your avatar?

As the Army has embraced video game-like training, officials see a need for personalized avatars.

Defense cloud plans still up in the air

Defense Department plans for migrating services to commercial clouds will be revealed in the coming weeks.

DHS takes key role in DOD cybersecurity program

DHS' new role marks a milestone for the data-sharing effort as it grows past pilot-program status.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!