The Defense Department isn't properly monitoring its weapons acquisitions for affordability, despite the Government Accountability Office laying out a plan for the DoD to do so eight years ago, according to an Aug. 27 GAO report.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that flexible hybrid electronics will have great potential for the military and commercial sector, namely shaping "electronics to things" rather than the other way around.
As the Defense Department contends with greater and more sophisticated cyber attacks, it needs to enhance security from "chip to the cloud" and boost the speed and performance of system defenses, while remaining cost-effective, according to a recent Lexington Institute blog post.
The Defense Department Wednesday initiated two sets of policies to enforce stricter guidelines when dealing with the 10,000 contractors the department trusts with offsite cyber information.
Almost one year ago, President Obama announced some 60 nations and partner organizations formed a coalition to "degrade and ultimately defeat" the Islamic State. But the Congressional Research Service pointed out in a new report that members' contributions have varied widely and fewer than half are active in the military effort against the terrorist group.
The Navy has signed on to have a 210 megawatt solar facility built at its Naval Air Station North Island, California, making it the biggest purchase of renewable energy by federal entity, according to an Aug. 20 Navy statement.
After a hacking group made 36 million email records from infidelity matchmaking website Ashley Madison public, some federal agencies are investigating whether employees breached policy in using the service.
Sequestration at the Defense Department hasn't only hurt agencies, it's also been a detriment to the American economy, Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said at an Aug. 18 Brookings Institution event.
The Defense Department issued a directive last week that creates a council to handle oversight for new guidelines that will standardize and unify its cyber workforce and policies.
The department said the deadline for protest has passed and given there were no protests filed by the losing bidders, the contract will proceed as planned.