Ellen Lord

DOD warns contractors of taking ‘adversarial’ investments during pandemic

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week 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 Jackson Barnett • 4 weeks 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 Jackson Barnett • 2 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.

Fresh draft of DOD contractor cybersecurity standards coming next month

by Billy Mitchell • 6 months ago

Lord also detailed a first event next month focused on drones for the department's new Trusted Capital Marketplace.

DOD has OMB support for special software-only appropriations pilots

by Billy Mitchell • 7 months 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 • 7 months ago

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

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