New insider threat training regulations take effect for defense contractors
The new requirement demands that all cleared government contractors must complete insider threat employee awareness training prior to being granted access to classified information.
Lawmakers unhappy with Pentagon’s claiming of FITARA exemptions
Some House members have had enough with the Pentagon's lack of transparency regarding its IT spending.
New CIO taking over at Air Force
Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo will take over as CIO of the Air Force on Friday, a spokesperson told FedScoop.
VA moving to e-health record system ‘similar’ to Pentagon’s, secretary says
The VA will adopt a similar electronic health record platform to DOD's, built around the commercial off-the-shelf core system Cerner Millennium, for the modernization of its electronic health record.
Sensitive Pentagon files found unsecured on AWS server
A cybersecurity analyst discovered more than 60,000 sensitive Defense Department files on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services server after contractor Booz Allen Hamilton appears to have left them there unsecured.
Bill would require Pentagon to tell Congress about active ‘special cyber operations’
U.S. defense officials already notify lawmakers about such operations, but do so at their own discretion as there is no specific law currently in place to guide these private discussions.