Defense


Chuck Hagel

At Hagel hearing, hints on budgets and cybersecurity

Senators focus on Iran and Israel, but defense nominee also addresses matters at home.

Seal of the United States Department of Defense.

What does DOD's Microsoft deal mean for federal IT?

Three-year, $617 million agreement goes beyond bulk purchasing, Pentagon officials say.

Michael Basla AF CIO

Air Force leaders tout cyber capabilities

Cyber warfare isn't a new domain anymore, but it still takes time to prepare for it, top Air Force officials said.

More setbacks for DOD financial management reform?

Unauthorized changes, data inconsistencies could put audit-ready goal at risk.

John Gingrich, VA

Agencies take action as GAO knocks strategic sourcing effort

After an audit found that agencies have made very little use of strategic sourcing, DOD and other agencies point to some reforms, pledge to make more.

Janet Napolitano

Cyber executive order close, Napolitano says

DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'

Cyber era brings new kinds of supply-chain threats

The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.

Agile development faces entrenched resistance

Policies and guidance help move agile development along, but agencies are struggling with challenges rooted in cultural issues.

DOD teams with Census Bureau in search of novel solutions to common problems

In an unlikely partnership, DOD and Census are looking for new solutions related to data, mobility and communications.

Alan Estevez nominated for senior DOD procurement job

The Defense Department will play a prominent role in navigating procurement in a tough fiscal time, and the nominee for a senior acquisition job awaits the Senate's confirmation.

Rising Star: Kevin Rosapep

Working as an analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Rosapep developed a method to deliver situational awareness products.

Rising Star: Chris Ogden

As an incident response analyst at Creative Computing Solutions, Ogden implemented a workflow process undergirding cybersecurity support.

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