• OPM looks to wrap breach notification by early December

    With some 14 million letters already out and millions more expected to hit mailboxes by the end of the month, the Office of Personnel Management expects to wrap up notifications to breach victims in the coming weeks. 11/24/2015

  • Wiltsie steps down at Army PEO EIS

    After more than four years running the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Doug Wiltsie is shifting into a new role for the Army. 11/24/2015

  • DARPA seeks to map 'systems of systems'

    Systems of systems, such as those found in 'smart cities,' hold great promise for integrating several types of functions, but DARPA officials see much room for improvement. 11/24/2015

  • Rising Star 2015

    Michael Wheeless

    Michael Wheeless successfully demonstrated that commercial smartphones and tablets could connect securely from Navy ships to networks back ashore. 11/23/2015

  • health data

    Pentagon and VA set to certify on health record interoperability

    The 2014 defense bill required the VA and the Pentagon to get their acts together on sharing health data. The agencies' two giant health systems are about to certify that they have complied. 11/20/2015

  • Shutterstock image: businessman relaxing and looking at digital graphs.

    Sun could be setting on DUNS

    Open-government advocates have long criticized the reliance on the proprietary DUNS identifier in federal contracting, and it appears that some agencies are listening. 11/19/2015

  • Alan Lynn

    DISA chief: We're in 'an economic cyber cold war'

    The U.S. government is fighting at least a two-front cyber war involving the daily fending off of millions of attacks on defense networks and the slow-burn of economic espionage, according to a top Pentagon official. 11/18/2015

  • LTG Robert Ferrell (2014)

    Army moves JRSS along, with other services in tow

    The Army is moving forward with what Pentagon brass consider to be a crucial piece of the future defense IT backbone: the Joint Regional Security Stacks. 11/18/2015

  • Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

    DISA to issue multiple Level 5 cloud authorizations

    In the next 18 months, the Defense Information Systems Agency will issue four to five provisional authorizations for commercial cloud providers to handle sensitive Level 5 government data, according to a DISA official. 11/17/2015

  • Shutterstock image (by Makkuro GL): crowdsourcing innovation.

    Bottom-up, real-time tech to counter terrorists?

    Steve Kelman applauds FCC CIO David Bray's call for DARPA-like innovation to secure public spaces. 11/17/2015

  • Wikipedia image: NGA logo.

    NGA sees urgency in harnessing commercial geoint capabilities

    At a Nov. 16 small satellite workshop at NGA headquarters, Director Robert Cardillo said his agency must hitch itself to the explosion in commercial geospatial capabilities. 11/16/2015

  • computer network

    Marine Corps CIO seeks to cordon off network

    The uniqueness of the Marine Corps network and the threat of adversaries manipulating data require the Corps to segment parts of its network to make it more defensible, CIO Dennis Crall said. 11/16/2015

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