Defense


House Republicans issue answer to Senate cybersecurity bills

Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Marsha Blackburn unveil the House's version of a cybersecurity bill that mirrors Senate Republicans' SECURE IT Act.

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.

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.

The Fed 100

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

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