Two federal contracting groups don't like the Defense Department's selection process for its massive upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract.
DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen has said he does not formally endorse the operating system, but software vendors believe his praise amounts to an endorsement.
As innovative technologies such as cloud and big data accelerate, federal IT managers are looking to the private sector for help.
DARPA wants to use biometrics and other tools to improve a key element of U.S. cyber deterrence strategy.
Regardless of the source of metadata, "you're going to get improvements by merit of how the data is tagged and how the attributes are assigned," NSA Deputy CIO Sally Holcomb said.
The director of national intelligence reiterated the view that industry/government collaboration is essential to finding a way to balance privacy and law enforcement access.
Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.
The British government hosts commercial cloud services within government facilities. That's "the right way for us to go," says Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen.
Leading Defense Department officials warned lawmakers that global rivals could be outpacing the U.S. when it comes to accelerating military technology development.
A year-old program to deploy mobile devices that can access classified information has gained steam, said Jack Wilmer, a Defense Information Systems Agency official.
Silicon Valley executives voiced frustration and concern over the length of time it takes for contracts to go through while doing business with the government.
The directive from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James instructs cyber operatives to fight through digital onslaughts from adversaries.
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