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DevSecOps Puts Security at the Heart of Program Development: SPONSORED

May 1, 2020
By Henry S. Kenyon

The Department of Defense is rethinking how it approaches software and systems development in its technology programs by using more flexible methods to streamline the process and to improve cybersecurity from the start.

A Methodical Approach Works Best for Implementing CMMC

April 23, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Panelists participate in a remote panel discussion hosted by AFCEA’s Virtual CMMC Symposium.

The CMMC should not be viewed by companies as a daunting endeavor, experts offer.

CMMC Takes Aim at Supply Chain Security

April 23, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Credit: Shutterstock/Anatolii Stoiko

The supply chain is under siege, and the CMMC may be the key to securing it once and for all.

Connections Are Key to Making CMMC Work

April 23, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Ty Schieber, chair, CMMC Accreditation Body, promises to post "a tremendous amount of information" on his office's website over the next couple of days, while speaking at the AFCEA Virtual CCMC Symposium.

The relationship among contractors must strengthen to ensure that CMMC accomplishes its goals.

Two Companies to Prototype COVID-19 Ventilators

April 24, 2020
The U.S. Army has selected the first two companies to provide two prototypical medical ventilators capable of operating in austere environments. The awards are the first under the service's xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge launched earlier this month. Credit: Nhemz/Shutterstock

The Army xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge has no deadline and is still accepting submissions.

CMMC Measures Should Be Applied Early, Says Pentagon Official

April 23, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman

Aspects of the multitiered CMMC security system, currently under development, could—and should—be adopted by companies even before the measures are formalized.

Air Force Looks Past the Initial Onset of COVID-19

April 23, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein, USAF, speaks to airmen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in June 2018. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gen. Goldfein is taking steps as part of a second retooling effort for the service to operate over the next year under the "new abnormal" environment. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Sara Hoerichs

Chief of the service considers operations over the next year in an altered environment.

Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team Stays on Track Despite COVID-19

April 22, 2020
Posted by Julianne Simpson
Credit: U.S. Army

The development of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System continues to move forward despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

16th Air Force Adjusts to Operating During COVID-19

April 22, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, USAF, reports that the 16th Air Force reached full operational capability on April 21, during a virtual AFCEA Alamo luncheon event the same day. The general also spoke at the chapter’s ACE event in November.

Commander outlines the near-term priorities for the U.S. Air Force’s Information Warfare lead.

From Computer Zero to Cyber Hero

April 22, 2020
By George I. Seffers
Richard Chitamitre's Navy propsects were looking bleak until he got an opportunity to train for a cybersecurity career. Credit: Julia Kopacheva/Shutterstock

Worried he would be kicked out of the Navy, Richard "Chit" Chitamitre chose to cross train for a cyber career.

LLNL Supercomputer Gets Upgrade to Help Fight COVID-19

April 21, 2020
Posted by Julianne Simpson
LLNL, Penguin Computing and AMD have reached an agreement to upgrade the lab’s unclassified, Penguin Computing-built Corona high performance computing cluster. Credit: LLNL

LLNL, Penguin Computing and AMD have reached an agreement to upgrade the lab’s unclassified, Penguin Computing-built Corona high performance computing cluster.

Coronavirus Changes the Global Threat Picture

April 20, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
Shutterstock/Khakimullin Aleksandr

The COVID-19 coronavirus has laid bare the lack of strategic planning for cascading effects from a global disruption.

Space Force To Rely More on the Commercial Satellite Industry

April 20, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, USAF, chief, Space Operations, U.S. Space Force, testifies in March before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. In a virtual town hall meeting on April 16, the general explained that the service will rely on the commercial satellite industry more than the military has in the past.    Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark

The new service looks to harness commercially built low-earth-orbit systems in particular, leader says.

Adding the Force to the Space Force

April 17, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond speaks at the Pentagon on March 27, 2020. The general, speaking at a virtual town hall on April 16, explains how the new service will pull together its personnel for its Force. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark

The new service is organizing how it is pulling together its personnel.

Homeland Security Systems Aid COVID-19 Response

April 16, 2020
Posted by George Seffers
The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate has released a review of systems it developed and fielded that are now contributing to the COVID-19 response. Credit: Corona Borealis Studio/Shutterstock

Four systems developed by the Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate contribute to COVID-19 response efforts.

SOCOM Selects Technology Service Corp to Support Long Endurance Aircraft Program

April 15, 2020

Technology Service Corp., Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $14,000,000 modification on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order contract (H92408-19-D-0001) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Long Endurance Aircraft (LEA) program. The LEA program provides aircraft, turrets and spares required for a full multi-intelligence capability at Joint Special Operations Command. This modification raises the contract ceiling to $63,000,000 and is funded with procurement appropriation for fiscal 2020.

United States Warns of Increasing Cyber Threat from North Korea

April 15, 2020
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
North Korea's sponsored malicious cyber operations are an attempt to raise funds for weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, the U.S. government warns. Credit: Shutterstock/hotsum

North Korea's malicious cyber operations are targeting the financial industry more and more.

DARPA Biosurveillance Project Pivots to Probe COVID-19

April 14, 2020
By George I. Seffers
DARPA's Detect It with Gene Editing Technologies program may prove to be a game changer for future pandemics. And the program has not yet even begun. Credit: U.S. Army photo

A yet-to-begin program may change the game for future pandemics.

Navy Boosts Hospital Ships’ Communications for COVID-19

April 10, 2019
By Robert K. Ackerman
The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort heads up the Hudson River to take its position at a midtown pier to serve as a support hospital for New York City health facilities overwhelmed with COVID-19 coronavirus patients. Navy engineers worked feverishly to upgrade or repair communications systems just before it set sail. Credit: Elizabeth Natrella

The two U.S. Navy hospital ships responding to emergency medical needs brought about by the coronavirus received rapid communications upgrades before they set sail.

DISA’s Internet Isolation Tech Aids Workers in COVID-19 Isolation

April 13, 2020
By George I. Seffers
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Witzel, USAF, inspects a customer's laptop on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana on March 20. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many Defense Department personnel to work from home, the Defense Information Systems Agency is seeing increased demand for its Cloud-Based Internet Isolation technology. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Martinez

A new telecommuting normal related to COVID-19 drives a surge in demand for DISA's Cloud-Based Internet Isolation technology.