Ellen Lord

OMB tempers audit requirements in contractor Chinese tech ban

by • 3 weeks ago

The long-awaited guidance from OMB on banning certain Chinese technologies from the federal supply chain is here. Here's what contractors need to know.

Pentagon wants to give contractors an extra year to remove Chinese tech

by • 2 months ago

The infamous Part B of Section 889 from last year's defense authorization law could get a delay within DOD, officials say.

DOD needs a ‘modern IT system’ to brace for second wave of pandemic logistics

by • 2 months ago

The DOD needs a modern IT system, like the ones used in "other industries," to better track the shipment of PPE for the next wave of coronavirus.

DOD warns contractors of taking ‘adversarial’ investments during pandemic

by • 4 months ago

"It's critically important that we understand that during this crisis the [Defense Industrial Base] is vulnerable to adversarial capital, so we need to ensure companies can stay in business without losing their technology," said Ellen Lord.

DIB wants Pentagon to hire a ‘digital people officer’ for tech recruitment

by • 5 months ago

The new role would be in charge of recruiting talented people with technical backgrounds to the DOD and making sure they stick around for a while.

The military’s contractor cyber standards are officially here

by • 6 months ago

Version 1.0 was released today for CMMC rules, the latest cybersecurity standards for defense contractors that will be implemented over the next few years.

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