Deployment of DOD electronic health record modernization paused

The MHS program remains on-schedule, but deployment and training on new systems has been paused to not distract health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Leidos survives protest of $6.5B deal to manage DOD’s IT networks

by Billy Mitchell • 5 hours ago

General Dynamics protested the contract, arguing that DISA improperly evaluated and awarded the contract. But the Government Accountability Office denied the protest in full.

Bill Marion announces departure from Air Force

by Billy Mitchell • 1 day ago

Deputy CIO Bill Marion's career as an IT official in the Air Force spans nearly three decades.

JAIC launches pilot for implementing new DOD AI ethics principles

by Jackson Barnett • 1 day ago

The JAIC continues its work implementing AI ethics principles by piloting a "Responsible AI Champions" program.

Federal R&D spending on AI should be doubled, then doubled again, commission says

by Billy Mitchell • 2 days ago

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence calls for an immediate doubling of funding for non-defense R&D around AI starting next fiscal year, and then again in fiscal 2022.

NIST will help create CMMC standards for third-party assessors

by Jackson Barnett • 2 days ago

Having CMMC training, assessing and credentialling all housed under the one accreditation board has triggered questions about a potential conflict of interest.

Federal agencies collaborate on developing 3D-printed masks

by Jackson Barnett • 2 days ago

Three federal agencies are teaming up to design 3D-printed masks to manufacture the critical medical supplies as hospital supplies dwindle.

Army wants help with virtual critical-care services in COVID-19 field hospitals

by Jackson Barnett • 3 days ago

The Army wants to link its new field hospitals to emergency room information networks to better use new make-shift ICUs that will house coronavirus patients.

Marine Corps’ new education strategy focuses on tech-driven ‘continuous’ learning

by Jackson Barnett • 3 days ago

The Marine Corps issues its first new education doctrine document in more than 20 years focused on continuous learning in the face of new tech challenges.

Air Force ramps up use of white-hat hackers to test its IT networks

by Jackson Barnett • 4 days ago

The Air Force is ramping up its efforts to hack its own networks, going far beyond traditional bug bounties.

Microsoft earns authorization to handle DOD secret-level information

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

The company's Azure Secret Government has achieved a provisional authority to host DOD data at impact level 6 (IL6) — a key requirement of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract.

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