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DoD to begin piloting replacement for Common Access Card after Christmas

DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen said he had asked the IT industry to submit proposals for advanced ID management technologies that deliver “ten factor” security without the use of smart cards or any other additional hardware, and that four such proposals are already on his desk awaiting his review Continue reading

DoD about to revamp its processes for buying business IT systems

If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems. Continue reading

Pentagon lights up its first Wi-Fi network through $36 million in IT savings

DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building Continue reading

Pentagon expands white-hat hacker challenge to all comers

The program differs somewhat from other ongoing hacking challenges in which the Defense Department offered bounties to groups of pre-vetted white hat hackers in penetration tests against specific DoD systems. Continue reading

Federal CIOs tell Congress: We want power to halt contracts

Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements Continue reading

OMB tries again to define a major cyber incident

It first defined a cyber incident in a 2007 memo, defining a category 1 event where a hacker gets access to systems, data or a breach of physical security controls. Continue reading

Who are the CIOs that soon will need new jobs?

These 10 are politically appointed CIOs, and unlike most of their colleagues, they are out of a job after Jan. 20 — unless President Donald Trump asks them to stay on. Continue reading

Can government guide industry to better cyber info-sharing?

NTIA, a component of the Department of Commerce, doesn’t regulate industry. Instead it convenes groups of stakeholders with an eye to forge consensus on best practices. Continue reading

GAO sustains protest in National Guard IT contract

The Government Accountability Office upheld the protest of an incumbent vendor who lost a contract award in a case that points to the high level of complexity involved in IT and government contracting. Continue reading

GAO sustains protest in National Guard IT contract

The Government Accountability Office upheld the protest of an incumbent vendor who lost a contract award in a case that points to the high level of complexity involved in IT and government contracting. Continue reading