Tag Archives: Defense Department

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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Army’s Katherine Hammack: Governors, Congress Open to BRAC

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and state governors are starting to become more open to the idea of allowing the Defense Department to realign and consolidate military bases, an Army assistant secretary has told Federal News Radio. Shefali Kapadia writes that Katherine Hammack — assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment — …

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Jonathan Woodson: Defense Health Agency Seeks to Standardize Military Healthcare

Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, has outlined the role of the Defense Health Agency in standardizing healthcare for the military, DoD News reported Tuesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that Woodson described DHA’s enterprise management approach for the Military Health System as the agency seeks to ensure the quality and affordability of healthcare for soldiers and their …

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Paul Scharre: DoD Should Invest in Manpower-Reducing Tech, Not Cut Drone Numbers

A fellow at the Center for a New American Security has urged the Defense Department to address its current shortfall in drones as terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda are “morphing and metastasizing,” Paul Scharre, director of the center’s 20YY Warfare Initiative, writes in a Defense One piece published Monday that instead of reducing its fleet of Predator and …

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