Tag Archives: Defense Department

Jack Blackhurst: DoD Aims to Help Gov’t, Industry Dialogue Through Innovation Marketplace Website

The Defense Department has been using the Web to interact and exchange information with industry on needed technology and ongoing research and development work, Defense News reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes that the Defense Innovation Marketplace website works to help Pentagon officials and contractors securely discuss potential technology opportunities. “We’re trying to take a …

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Maj. Gen. David Thompson: DoD Space Object Tracking Website Forecasts Movements

Air Force Maj. Gen. David Thompson, plans and policy director at the U.S. Strategic Command, has outlined the new information features of a Defense Department website that are designed to track so-called “objects of unknown origin.” Amaani Lyle reported Monday for DoD News that Space-Track.org includes information on the location of space debris to help satellite owners …

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Craig Brower: NGA Eyes Single GEOINT Platform Through ‘Map of the World’

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is working with BAE Systems to develop a “map of the world” that contains geographic-based intelligence and integrates many types of information from sources in the intelligence community, Defense Systems reported Monday. NGA wants to leverage navigation data sets, GEOINT and imagery to deliver a “common frame of reference throughout the …

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Dawn Cutler Promoted to Navy Info Chief, Rear Admiral Rank

Capt. Dawn Cutler, deputy chief of information of the U.S. Navy, has been formally promoted to the chief of information post and to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Cutler, who was nominated by President Barack Obama for the role of information chief, was confirmed …

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DISA to Reexamine Cloud Security Review Criteria; David Bennett Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency is reexamining its established rules for the security review of commercial cloud systems that it vets for the Defense Department, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu reports that DISA is revisiting the guidelines set in December, which were based on the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program and included additional …

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Jeff Barr: AWS Achieves DoD Authorization for Sensitive Workloads

Amazon Web Services has attained a provisional authorization from the Defense Department to help defense agencies process workloads in an AWS cloud platform. Jeff Barr, AWS chief evangelist, said Thursday DoD agencies that use the AWS GovCloud (US) tool will be able to deploy applications for unclassified data under the DoD’s …

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