House adds cybersecurity amendments to its version of defense bill
Debate on the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act included the addition of several amendments intended to improve cybersecurity within the federal government, and particularly within the military.
DIUx procuring mobile endpoint security software on behalf of Pentagon
The Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental listed a solicitation for a commercially available solution that can "actively vet applications to standards on DoD mobile devices, limiting downloads of certain applications, and stopping malicious activities."
Military testing behavioral ID technology that would replace CAC card
The Pentagon has finally inked a deal to pilot behavioral biometric technology to identify those using its computer networks, more than a year after its CIO first pledged to get rid of the ubiquitous Common Access Card.
An end of the Pentagon CIO? Senate NDAA would split the position
The Senate version of the $700 billion defense policy bill for fiscal 2018 would split the Defense Department CIO responsibilities among new chief management officer and chief information warfare officer positions.
Kaspersky products would be banned from Pentagon under Senate bill
Products from the Moscow-based cybersecurity company would be banned from the Department of Defense under a version of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill.
Lord nominated to head Pentagon acquisition
If confirmed by the Senate, Lord would serve as undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics until February 2018, when that role splits to form two new offices.