Agency News: Department of Defense


Lt. Col. William E. Geesey

Geesey saves lives with technology

An Army colonel led the effort to connect soldiers with mental health specialists as part of a wider campaign to prevent suicides.

GAO sting operation exposes pervasive counterfeit parts problem

GAO finds it's all too easy to get fake electronics for military weapons systems.

Is security the real problem for an intelligence community cloud?

There are other concerns that are, perhaps surprisingly, bigger barriers for intell agencies.

Fix DOD's regulatory complexities, panel recommends

Lawmakers wants a simpler acquisition process that helps defense employees and doesn't intimidate potential contractors.

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.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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