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FCW Insider: Feb. 20

A federal judge issued a stay in Oracle's lawsuit protesting the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud procurement. The stay was sought by the Department of Defense as it probes conflict of interest allegations. Adam Mazmanian reports.

Cyber operations have become even more integral to global powers, according to a threat report from CrowdStrike, even as the U.S. works to impose greater costs for bad behavior in the digital space. Derek B. Johnson has the story.

Congress is keeping about $90 million in cybersecurity research and development dollars with the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, despite the agency's push to move the funding to a new agency. Mark Rockwell has more.

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 1:21 AM


  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

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