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Cybersecurity and Defense Technology

June 23, 2021

The internal review of the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is aimed at helping small businesses meet the department's objectives for cyber readiness, while also making potential policy changes to clarify implementation, according to Pentagon industrial policy leader Jesse Salazar.

June 23, 2021

A bipartisan congressional group yesterday introduced legislation that would hold Ligado Networks responsible for covering the costs of both public and private Global Positioning System users affected by the company's use of the L-Band.

June 21, 2021

The Defense Department will launch a new artificial intelligence and data accelerator initiative within the next 90 days as part of the Joint All Domain Command and Control strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said today.

June 17, 2021

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body board Chairman Karlton Johnson says his organization is not slowing down its activities in support of the Defense Department's cyber certification program, and denied reports that the CMMC-AB is taking a "strategic pause" during ongoing governmental reviews of the program.

June 15, 2021

President Biden and leaders from the 30 nations that make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization endorsed a new cyber defense policy Monday that calls for invoking its self-defense clause against cyberattacks from adversaries on a "case-by-case basis."

June 10, 2021

The first authorized, certified third-party assessment organization has entered the marketplace to conduct official audits for defense contractors who want to become certified under the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

June 10, 2021

The independent accreditation body behind the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is looking for an individual to serve as "Director of Security and Compliance," a new position created to liaise with the Pentagon on security matters and the latest move by the accreditation authority to transition to a full-time professional staff.

June 4, 2021

The Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment directorate is in the early days of measuring whether new reforms are improving the department's notoriously outdated software development practices, with an initial 18 programs now using the new procedures, according to a DOD official.

June 4, 2021

The Pentagon today announced it would begin implementation of the new Joint All-Domain Command and Control framework, which is intended to guide the development and acquisition of emerging technologies and communications systems to connect sensors from all the military services into a single network.

June 4, 2021

The head of Air Force Materiel Command said today the reason for the service's proposed 50% cut to the Advanced Battle Management System is a refined strategy that focuses on delivering incremental capability to the field at a more regular cadence.

June 3, 2021

The Pentagon is using its new fifth-generation wireless technology test sites at military bases across the country to implement supply chain risk management practices that could potentially guide how the Defense Department and other agencies approach the security of networking products and services.

June 3, 2021

The Army's team in charge of upgrading its tactical network is requesting $2.7 billion in fiscal year 2022, a $537 million increase from last year for one of the service's top modernization priorities.

June 2, 2021

The Pentagon is seeking increased funding for a new software budgeting activity in fiscal year 2022, including the addition of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's research and development budget as well as the Navy's massive Next Generation Enterprise Network program.

June 1, 2021

The Air Force's fiscal year 2022 budget request includes an $885 million new start to buy commercial microelectronic items -- part of a broader Defense Department-wide investment of approximately $2.3 billion.

June 1, 2021

The Air Force's fiscal year 2022 budget request includes $96 million to buy up to six Three-Dimensional Evolutionary Long Range Radar initial production units, indicating the program expects to award a production contract in April 2022 and anticipates the first delivery the following October.

May 28, 2021

The Biden administration is requesting $10.4 billion in fiscal year 2022 for the Defense Department's cyberspace activities, including four new teams for the Cyber Mission Force, zero trust technology investments, and efforts to remediate vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and the defense industrial base.

May 28, 2021

The Pentagon is seeking $245.6 billion in total modernization funds for fiscal year 2022, a $2.4 billion increase above what Congress enacted in FY-21, though the department plans to reduce procurement and divest some "outdated" weapon systems.

May 28, 2021

The Biden administration is carrying forward Trump-era principles guiding the military's use of artificial intelligence.

May 27, 2021

An Air Force office tasked with helping improve the cyber resiliency of weapon systems has undergone a significant reorganization over the last few years -- shifting from a siloed model to one that is integrated across the service.

May 26, 2021

Lockheed Martin this week confirmed it proposed its TPY-X radar for the Air Force's Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar recompete effort and has begun work under a new integration contract the service awarded the company in March.

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