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Lauren Williams

Staff Writer

Lauren C. Williams is a staff writer at FCW covering defense and cybersecurity.


Thornberry won't seek re-election

Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee's top Republican and a leading voice for consolidations and closures in the Defense Department's "fourth estate" announced he won't seek reelection in 2020.


DOD releases unified cybersecurity standard for contractors

The Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework is ready for public comment.


Defense budget fight coming, Ernst says

The defense top-line budget will be a point of contention between the Republican-led Senate and Democrat-led House as they resolve their differences with the 2020 defense authorization bill, a leading lawmaker said on Tuesday.

House drills in on NBIB shift, cyber in NDAA

Priorities are shifting as Democrats roll out their first House defense bill in nearly a decade.

IT Modernization

GAO urges DOD to share data about commercial satellite programs

Centralizing data related to the Defense Department's work with commercial satellites could be one of the first tasks for a “Space Force.”


Trump names new Joint Staff CIO

President Donald Trump has nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo to be the next Joint Staff CIO.


Nakasone discusses deterrence, dual-hat structure at confirmation hearing

"Our adversaries have not seen our response in sufficient detail to change their behavior,” the Army general said when asked about previous cyber provocations.