Tag Archives: Defense Department

Richard Hale: Joint Staff Sets Cyber as Acquisition Requirement for Defense Systems

The Joint Chiefs of Staff has now included cybersecurity under the survivability key performance parameter for the acquisition of new defense technologies with embedded computing systems, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that JCS made this move in an effort to help prepare the Defense Department for the Internet of Things. “Whether …

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Pentagon’s Business Board Recommends $125B Savings over Five Years

The Defense Business Board has proposed cost-cutting measures for the Defense Department to save $125 billion over the next five years, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes the business panel called on the Pentagon to reduce contractor services, cut administrative expenses, implement early retirements and renegotiate contracts in order …

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Report: DISA’s Mark Orndorff to Retire by End of January

Mark Orndorff, a risk management executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency, will retire at the end of the month after 36 years of public service, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller reports that Orndorff was previously the chief mission assurance executive at DISA before its reorganization and oversaw the implementation of the Defense Department‘s capabilities for …

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Alan Estevez: DoD Seeks Flexible Contracting Functions, Infrastructure Sustainability

The Defense Department is exploring measures to build up its contracting activities and drive infrastructure sustainability through reviews of its commercial capacity requirement and business base, DoD News reported Tuesday. Amaani Lyle writes that DoD is working toward a goal of more operational flexibility and integrating contract support into war games and curriculums at war …

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Ronnie Hawkins: DISA Reorg Aims to Bolster Military’s IT Posture

Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said that DISA’s reorganization plans aim to build its agility, adaptability, speed to market and engagement with the entire Defense Department. DoD News reported Tuesday that Hawkins told a Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association panel discussion Monday that DISA …

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Brig. Gen. Robert Skinner: New DISA Unit to Help Coordinate Military Cyber Action

The Defense Information Systems Agency has formed a new unit to coordinate the protection of the Defense Department‘s internal networks across nearly 40 military organizations, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “We can send out an order to these organizations to perform some type of action to operate, secure, and defend the [DoD Information Networks],” DISA …

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