An Army Lieutenant Colonel told a Congressional panel that his security clearance was suspended and he came under a criminal investigation after being labeled a whistleblower.
Federal CIO Tony Scott recently announced the 30-day cybersecurity sprint, which requires agencies to take several steps to beef up their security measures and improve the resilience of federal networks.
An employee exchange program between the Defense Department and commercial information technology companies is reaping benefits, a DOD official said. Through the Information Technology Exchange...
The Defense Department submitted a proposal to Congress that would change the way the military handles its retirement benefits, says a June 10 DoD statement. The DoD took recommendations from a Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission report released in January to create what the department calls a blended defined benefit and contribution system, according to the statement.
A little more than a year ago, DoD implemented the Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology, or RMF for DoD IT. Defense officials expect it to be more flexible, more effective and provide a continuous view of security risks so they can be reviewed in a more timely manner.
The Defense Department plans to save $15 billion by cutting back on service contracts, DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Acquisition Alan Estevez said at the Army's Institute of Land Warfare conference last week.
The Professional Services Council came out against a new amendment to the bill that sets out defense spending saying it would arbitrarily reduce contract spending. PSC says an amendment Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) attached to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on June 4 would require the Defense Department to execute mandatory, arbitrary reductions in service contracts.
The Defense Department and Japanese Ministry of Defense share several viewpoints about cybersecurity, and that common ground has led the two to promise aid to each other in the event of an attack, according to a joint statement.
The Government Accountability Office lauded the Defense Department in a report Tuesday for its ability to avoid disputes that cause schedule and cost overruns for programs in the testing and evaluation phase.
The Defense Department's efforts to curb insider threats don't go far enough, a new report found.