Ellen Lord

DOD has OMB support for special software-only appropriations pilots

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

With OMB on board, the DOD will issue a legislative proposal later this fall to ask for what Jeff Boleng calls "software money."

DOD issues draft of new contractor cyber standards

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

A draft of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is now live, and the Pentagon wants feedback through Sept. 25.

Pentagon plans drone event for new VC, startup matchmaker program

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

Ellen Lord said there's a Trusted Capital Marketplace Program outreach event planned for October looking to bring together UAS startups and investors.

Court deems single-award justification for JEDI ‘flawed’ in opinion rejecting Oracle lawsuit

by Billy Mitchell • 2 months ago

While Judge Eric Bruggink found the Pentagon's justification to use a single-award contract to be "flawed," it ultimately didn't matter for Oracle's argument because it couldn't make a competitive bid for JEDI.

DOD to launch Trusted Capital Marketplace of startups, investors

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

The marketplace is meant to help "small, innovative companies that, frankly, don't either have the resources or the sophistication in terms of the contacts to reach sources of capital."

Pentagon sends software acquisition study to Congress

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 5 months ago

It's an "energizing" and "accessible" product, Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said Friday.

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