Home / Tag Archives: featured (page 2)

Tag Archives: featured

DoD Wants to Take Back Defense-Related Security Clearance Process Work From NBIB

The Defense Department has called on Congress to reinstate DoD’s oversight over security clearance processing work and cited the availability of information technology systems that can be used to manage new background checks for its own personnel, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Garry Reid, director of defense intelligence, told House …

Read More »

DHS Releases Industry Guide on Department Tech Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled an industry guide that outlines its science and technology directorate’s requirements, focus areas and potential collaboration opportunities with members of the industry. William Bryan, acting under secretary for science and technology at DHS, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the guide will help …

Read More »

Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy. The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State Department, CIA, National Security Council and …

Read More »

Cybercom Uses New Authority to Expedite Cyber Tech Procurement

The U.S. Cyber Command has started to use its new acquisition authority to accelerate contract awards for cyber technology products and services. Cybercom issued its first contract through the authority on Sept. 29 for information technology-related research and technical information services that are meant to aid future acquisition decisions, the command said …

Read More »

State Dept Looks to Adopt Blockchain Tech for Reorganization

The State Department plans to employ blockchain technology in efforts to optimize operations as part of a department-wide reorganization, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. The reorganization was ordered by the Trump administration in March to help the department increase employee productivity and save money. “We’re interested to learn whether blockchain technology could …

Read More »

DARPA Seeks to Build Cloud-Based Satellite Data Repository for DoD Analysts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program that seeks to develop a cloud-based repository for Defense Department geospatial analysts to access commercial satellite imagery. DARPA said Wednesday it aims to create the Geospatial Cloud Analytics platform as part of efforts to help DoD detect, monitor, analyze and track global events …

Read More »

Ellen Lord Wants DoD to Move Majority of Major Acquisition Programs to Service Branches

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said she plans to move the “bulk” of major defense acquisition programs and personnel associated with MDAPs back to the three service branches, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Congress has been very, very clear in the last few [National Defense Authorization Acts] that …

Read More »

Kirstjen Nielsen to Be Nominated for Homeland Security Secretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, principal deputy chief of staff at the White House, as the next secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. The White House said Wednesday Nielsen is the first DHS leadership nominee to have previously worked for the department and her professional experience spans homeland security policy …

Read More »