IT Modernization

Court denies Perspecta's NGEN protest

Perspecta has held the Next General Enterprise Network contract for 20 years, dating back to when one of its legacy business in EDS won the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract in 2000.

IT Modernization

Navy's aquatic drone plan faces operational hurdles

One Navy leader explained that the technological difficulties are outstripped by the organizational challenges.

IT Modernization

Navy moves to eliminate duplicative systems

Navy CIO moves to accelerate the shut down of duplicative IT systems, networks, and applications in a recent memo, saying: "this situation is unacceptable and must not continue."

Congressional leaders push back on NDAA veto threats

Defense committee leaders plan to vote on the annual defense bill without key items on President Trump's wish list.

Workforce

What to expect from Joe Biden’s DOD

President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team is taking shape. FCW talked with experts to understand exactly what’s at stake for the Defense Department’s modernization efforts over the next four years.

IT Modernization

Navy plans shift to single-tenant clouds

Dedicated Microsoft 365 environments are planned for the Navy and Marine Corps to improve its identity and credentialing efforts, according to a Navy CIO memo.

Cybersecurity

Navy shifts to zero trust mindset to deal with COVID-related telework

Yesterday's buzzword has become today's security imperative, according to the department's CISO.

Workforce

Navy, Marines look to boost virtual ‘sailorization’ for recruits

Wwhile recruits are under restricted movement orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 , the Navy and Marine Corps are using a distributed learning environment where lessons to recruits are pushed to wireless devices.

Acquisition

Lawmakers skeptical of seaborne drone fleet

The House defense committee is looking to add some oversight for rapid procurement of unmanned vehicles and vessels, and wants more detailed plans on how the Army will use its newly developed augmented reality headset.

IT Modernization

Perspecta's NGEN protest denied

The Government Accountability Office has denied Perspecta’s challenge of the $7.7 billion Navy NGEN award that went to Leidos.

IT Modernization

General Dynamics loses NGEN protest

General Dynamics IT has lost its protest of the $7.7 billion Navy Next Generation Enterprise Network recompete award that went to Leidos in February, according to a statement released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office.

Workforce

Navy IT looks beyond COVID

The Navy's network operations, like most federal agencies, scrambled to shift to completely remote workforce, but the experience has also shifted workers' network expectations.

IT Modernization

Navy CIO: Future networks hinge on flexible acquisitions now

Navy CIO Aaron Weis wants to rebuild the service's network architecture to look and function more like industry, but acquisition culture and structure slow progress.

Acquisition

Navy speeds acquisition amid COVID-19 outbreak

Navy Acquisition Chief James Geurts said acquisition activities have sped up in response to the coronavirus crisis and helped the service pinpoint weak spots in the supply chain.

Workforce

DOD's telework surge could be permanent

A new emphasis on telework at the Defense Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic could change work culture at the Pentagon, officials said.

Cybersecurity

Navy CIO: Don't worry about shakeups at the top

The Navy CIO updated the workforce on telework practices, COVID-19 disclosures and what the change in service leadership means for the tech mission.

People

Acting Navy secretary resigns

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned after audio surfaced of him calling the now-ex commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in front of crew members.

Congress questions Navy's plan to build large drone ships before full testing

The Navy wants to increase production of unmanned surface vessels, but Congress remains wary of long-term success.

Cybersecurity

Navy 2021 budget shows IT, cyber adjustments

The Navy has realigned cyber spending into a new category that includes the Joint Regional Security Stacks program.

Navy seeks unmanned fleet, but Congress needs convincing

The Navy wants to add more unmanned surface and underwater vehicles to its future fleet, but faces skepticism on Capitol Hill.

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