Cloud & Infrastructure

DKO contract awarded

The Army last week awarded a task order worth up to $267 million to Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop Defense Knowledge Online, the project to consolidate the different military-service portals into one entry point.

GAO expresses doubts about FCS path

GAO has weighed in on the Army's Future Combat System program, and finds plenty of areas that continue to make this a high-risk acquisition.

Cybersecurity

NGA updates its strategy

<font color="CC0000">(UPDATED) </font color> The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released its 2007 'Statement of Strategic Intent,' spelling out the agency's priorities.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Army awards Defense Knowledge Online contract

The Army has awarded a task order worth up to $267 million to Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop Defense Knowledge Online, the project to consolidate all military-service portals.

Cybersecurity

Marines expand network training options

The Marine Corps is looking to overhaul its approach to IT training, with an eye toward making it more network-centric and less product-oriented.

Network science is about more than computer systems

Government researchers are looking for common patterns in the systems they study, to see if they can be applied to the development of robust complex networks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

CRS: Terrorists find fertile environment in cyberspace

Finding proof that terrorists plan to launch cyberattacks against the U.S. is difficult, but the accessibility and vulnerability of the Internet to attack makes it a growing threat.

Army secretary resigns

Army secretary Francis Harvey resigned abruptly, one day after he fired Maj. Gen. George Weightman, the commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Geospatial data sharing comes of age on Web

Greater exchange on Internet eyed.

Cybersecurity

Hashes could be only half the security recipe

Libraries of hash values for software could help define the good and the bad.

NGA issues standards for geospatial intel interoperability

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has publicly released a document outlining the overall National System for Geospatial-Intelligence standards baseline.

Cybersecurity

Air Force awards extrusion protection contract

The Air Force Information Operations Battlelab has selected the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System from Fidelis Security Systems as a project for operational security.

DOD shifts budget priorities

Based on President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget request, experts predict funding and progress on programs such as the IT components of Future Combat Systems, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical and the Joint Tactical Radio System will be hampered by DOD's more immediate need to fund the war on terror.

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Cybersecurity

Navy changes policy on contractors, encrypted communications

The Navy issued a new instruction revising policy and expanding the procedures to allow authorizing release of communications security material to contractors.

Army picks ITES2-H vendors

The Army announced Feb. 9 it has made six contract awards for its ITES2-H contract, which has a value of $5 billion.

Cybersecurity

Collins wants delay in Real ID implementation

Sen. Susan Collins is introducing legislation to delay the May 2008 implementation deadline for states to comply with the Real ID Act.

Army awards wireless security contract

The Army's I3MP has awarded a contract to install wireless intrusion detection and prevention systems at 20 sites throughout North America.

Hubble's successor will rely on software

NASA's next space telescope will fly or fail on the strength of its software.

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