Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said the Defense Department is working on employing new technologies and implementing faster processes to change its cybersecurity culture, MeriTalk reported Thursday.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has formed a new task force that aims to protect the Pentagon’s critical technology, classified data and controlled unclassified information from expropriation and theft. Mattis directs Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to name a director and deputy chief to oversee the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, according to an Oct. 24 memo obtained by Inside Cybersecurity.Read More »
Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist recently said that the DoD will need the help of contractors to address the issues that the agency's first-ever audit will reveal, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Speaking at the Professional Services Council’s 2018 Vision Federal Market Forecast conference, Norquist described the agency-wide audit as “a laundry list of problems” but also an opportunity for the industry to offer solutions.Read More »
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Pentagon developed the National Defense Strategy by assessing threats from the angles of power, will and urgency, Defense.gov reported Wednesday. “In terms of raw power right now, I look at Russia and the nuclear arsenal they have,” Mattis said Tuesday during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington.
The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have released the aggregate amount of congressional appropriations for their respective intelligence initiatives in fiscal year 2018. DoD said Tuesday the total budget allocated for the department’s Military Intelligence Program reached $22.1B in FY 2018, including base and overseas contingency operations funds.
Rob Walker, a technical leader of 30 years at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, has been named the new chief technology officer of NSWC Crane. In his new role, the executive will oversee efforts encompassing science and technology investments, laboratory pilot programs, technology transfer and technical field education, Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday.Read More »
Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, vice director for intelligence, joint staff with the Defense Intelligence Agency, is moving to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to serve as director of operations and military deputy. He will enact duties for his new assignment in Springfield, Md., the Defense Department said Monday.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force is looking to boost the readiness rates of its F-22, F-35 and F-16 aircraft squadrons, according to a recently submitted plan, Defense News reported Saturday. These squadrons are currently at readiness levels below Secretary of Defense James Mattis' required rate of 80 percent.Read More »