Ellen Lord: ‘Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good’ with CMMC
In an exclusive interview, Ellen Lord urges the DOD to move fast on CMMC and cautions against pausing the program.
Pentagon chief Hicks pursuing workarounds to fast-track military tech acquisition
The Deputy Secretary of Defense says the agency may redefine which projects are designated as new start programs.
DOD nudges innovative startups toward ‘trusted capital’ with new digital marketplace
In what was likely her last press conferences at DOD, Ellen Lord announced the creation of the Trusted Capitol Digital Marketplace.
‘Adversarial capital’ remains a threat to defense industrial base, DOD leader warns
The Pentagon continues to warn young companies, especially tech firms, against taking investments from U.S. adversaries, Undersecretary Ellen Lord says.
Pentagon software acquisition enters new era with updated purchasing policy
Ellen Lord unveiled the changes to software and other acquisition policy at a press conference from the Pentagon Wednesday.
DOD’s push for innovative, agile purchasing codified in adaptive acquisition policy
The new 5000.01 directive implements cultural changes to DOD purchases. Officials call it "one of the most transformational changes to acquisition policy in decades."