Tag Archives: DIB

Dun & Bradstreet and QOMPLX Partner for Delivery of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification to Government Contractors; Erik Ekwurzel, Bill Solms Quoted

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Dun & Bradstreet has announced their strategic partnership with QOMPLX on Thursday. The companies will provide the more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies and subcontractors with assessment and certification, which is required by the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) model.

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Three DoD Officials to Lead Implementation of Software Acquisition Study’s Recommendations

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Three Department of Defense leaders have been selected to implement the approved recommendations within the four lines of effort of the Defense Innovation Board’s Software Acquisition and Practices study, FedScoop reported Monday. The four lines of effort are refactoring regulations, statutes and processes for software, creating cross-program and cross-service digital infrastructure, establishing new paths for digital talent and changing software procurement and development practices.

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Defense Innovation Board Issues White Paper on Zero Trust Architecture

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The Defense Innovation Board approved at its quarterly meeting in Silicon Valley a white paper calling for the Pentagon to implement zero trust architecture to counter cybersecurity threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The document titled “The Road to Zero Trust (Security)” notes that ZTA can help the Department of Defense track and block threat actors and manage rules of access for devices and users across the department to facilitate secure data sharing.

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Defense Innovation Board Highlights Three Themes in Draft Software Acquisition & Practices Study

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The Defense Innovation Board issued a draft copy of its Software Acquisition and Practices study and the congressionally mandated SWAP study has three fundamental themes. The first theme deals with the role of speed and cycle time as metrics for software management.

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Defense Innovation Board OKs Creation of DoD STEM Career Field, Tech Training Program

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The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) has approved two recommendations meant to boost innovation at the Defense Department, DoD News reported Wednesday. The recommendations include the establishment of a new innovation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics career field as well as the creation of a technology and innovation training program for senior DoD leaders. …

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Ashton Carter: DoD to Create Chief Innovation Officer Role

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The Defense Department plans to appoint a chief innovation officer to serve as a senior adviser to the secretary and lead programs such as the Defense Innovation Board’s suggested activities, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a Center for Strategic and International Studies event that …

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