Tag Archives: Department of Defense

DISA to Develop DoD User Authentication Protocol

The Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking to create a method to help the Department of Defense validate user logins to the latter's information systems. DISA said Thursday it wants to utilize an authentication process to allow users to access information to any DoD network through mobile devices. Additionally, the agency intends to apply a continuous multifactor authentication process to establish and confirm user identification.

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Bernard Del Rosario: DISA’s Cloud Architecture Helps Users Meet Security Req’s

Bernard del Rosario, a chief engineer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, said at an AFCEA symposium in Maryland that the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture helps accelerate the "authority to operate" process, DISA said Wednesday. The agency's SCCA platform enables the Department of Defense’s partner entities to optimize security and management features to meet requirements for migrating workloads to the cloud. 

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Pentagon Announces Plan for NSA, CYBERCOM Shared Operations

The Department of Defense said the department hasn't assessed the proposed separation of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, which shares leadership, infrastructure and talent, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. “No decision has been made on whether to terminate the dual-hat leadership arrangement,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith. “The department will address whether to terminate this dual-hat leadership arrangement at a later date.”

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DoD to Award Contracts for Next Multi-Cloud Program

The Department of Defense plans to award contracts for its Defense Enterprise Office Solutions program in a bid to utilize commercial cloud to improve operations and secure military networks this summer. The multi-award DEOS contract will help DoD standardize, centralize and cut costs in operating and maintaining servers, AFCEA International said Tuesday

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Joint Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford Receives 2019 NDIA Eisenhower Award

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, received the Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association for his leadership of the unit in national security efforts, the Department of Defense said Sunday. The award recognizes U.S. citizens that demonstrate strategic impact and leadership in national security and industrial base issues. 

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NBIB, DoD Launch Preparations for DCSA Security Clearance Duty Transition

The National Background Investigations Bureau and Department of Defense are working on funding and systems modernization efforts ahead of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency’s start of operations in October, Federal News Network reported Friday. According to NBIB Director Charlie Phalen, the bureau and DoD seek to establish a working capital fund for DCSA and update the Office of Personnel Management’s background investigation platform before the National Background Investigations Service system succeeds it by 2020.

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DoD Supports Strategy for Global Health Security

The Department of Defense is supporting a national effort to prevent the spread of diseases across the U.S. and allied countries. The government's 2019 Global Health Security Strategy aims to foster international collaboration with foreign nations and organizations to avert and address disease outbreaks, DoD said Thursday.

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Dunford Marks Military Tech Investment a Priority for US Dominance

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon should continue investting in new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, quantum computing and directed energy weapons, to retain U.S. dominance across all domains, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Dunford said that the U.S. is in a great power competition with Russia and China, which both are investing in weapons to undermine the ability to project power and operate across domains.

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CBO Predicts Pentagon May Spend More on Space Force Than Reported

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government may spend up to $3 billion in taxpayer money and add $1.3 billion to the Pentagon’s annual budget to establish and run President Trump’s proposed Space Force. The figure comes from CBO’s newly-released analysis of the personnel requirements and costs of proposed military space organizations. Defense officials have said the Space Force would cost nearly $2 billion over the next five years and require $500 million annually to operate. 

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Sens. Heinrich and Ernst Introduce Mentor-Protege Legislation

Sens. Joni Ernst and Martin Heinrich unveiled a bill to allow the continuation of the Department of Defense's Mentor-Protege Program. The Defense Small Business Advancement Act will assist small businesses that serve as suppliers to private companies, civilian agencies and DoD customers through mentorship efforts from seasoned contractors, the office of Sen. Heinrich said Tuesday.

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