People

Changing of the guard at Army IT commands

The new commander of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command is a 2012 Fed 100 honoree, Brig. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr.

Cybersecurity

Why the holidays made your BYOD approach a little trickier

All those smart phones and tablets under the Christmas tree inevitably mean a lot of new devices on the network – and plenty of accompanying security risks.

Cybersecurity

What Mandiant-FireEye merger means for the federal market

FireEye could look to capitalize on Mandiant’s existing relationships with federal agencies and integrators.

Commercial aerospace up, defense down

“Government customers of global defense companies continue to be challenged with affordability and competing domestic priorities,” says a new report from Deloitte.

People

New Army CIO takes over

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell succeeds Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, who retired in October.

Pentagon policy bill targets restoration, next-gen threats

Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.

Cybersecurity

White House review group issues intelligence reform report

The 300-page report is aimed at balancing national security concerns with protections for privacy and civil liberties.

Acquisition

Beyond better buying power: DOD acquisition reform needs a boost

A key finding of a new study: Competition can prod incumbents to perform well and incentivize others to come in and produce better solutions.

Cybersecurity

No split between NSA and Cyber Command

Despite task force recommendations, the White House makes clear that Alexander's successor will play both roles.

People

James confirmed as Air Force secretary

Confirmation had been slowed by an unrelated dispute over providing information to Congress about the A-10 program.

Workforce

Defense bill leaves IT management in limbo

Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Cybersecurity

New cyber bill builds on DHS efforts

The measure targets critical infrastructure protection while providing no new regulatory authority for the Department of Homeland Security.

Workforce

Air Force strengthens CIO role

The CIO will have more influence on IT strategy and budgeting, and the Air Force will move some of its components to DOD's enterprise email.

People

DOD's Takai honors IT excellence

The Army Enterprise Email Migrations Team was a big winner in the DOD CIO awards.

Cybersecurity

Looking beyond the cyber framework

With final comments on the NIST plan due Dec. 13, industry and agency experts are contemplating what comes next.

Cybersecurity

DARPA gears up for Cyber Grand Challenge

The challenge is a chess-like competition that pits teams of researchers against each other in a contest to develop unmanned cybersecurity systems.

Cybersecurity

Is Cyber Command ready to stand on its own?

Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.

Workforce

DOD targets $1B in high-level staff cuts

Reorganization will move business systems oversight to CIO's office.

Acquisition

DOD issues new acquisition guidelines

The Pentagon's acquisition system remains largely unchanged, but the new guidance is designed to improve the critical early phases of the acquisition cycle.

Digital Government

DARPA's map apps transforming battlefield operations

A Defense research agency program provides digital imagery to troops on the ground and aims to build a library of apps that are simple to access and use.

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