IC Looks to Stand Up a New Enterprise IT Program Office

FCW (August 20, 2019) John Sherman, the intelligence community’s CIO, announced Aug. 20 that the IC is looking to establish a new program office with full-time, in-person access to subject matter experts in order to help the IC develop new IT capabilities. 

Why GSA Buys Tech from Nasa SEWP

FCW (August 23, 2019) In a new report, the General Services Administration’s Office of Inspector General says the agency may not be getting the best deal for its customers when it fills spot orders via NASA’s SEQP governmentwide acquisition vehicle for technology.

CISA Official Touts Data Sharing in Critical Infrastructure

FCW (August 26, 2019) An official with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), says increased breaches and cyberattacks are causing private infrastructure providers to increasingly participate in the agency’s cyber threat information sharing efforts.

The Army Wants These New Defensive Cyber Tools

Fifth Domain (August 27, 2019) Col. John Transue from the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence recently described several capabilities that the Army has already approved requirements for in an effort to provide its units, commands and installations with new critical defensive cyber tools and platforms.

Military Services ‘Truly Aligned’ on IT Delivery, Air Force Deputy CIO Says

FedScoop (August 27, 2019) Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion told an audience at the Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower (AFITC) conference in Alabama Aug. 27 that all the military services are doing a much better job of not starting from scratch on their own but are instead working both with commercial vendors and …

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Shared Services and the Future of CISA

FCW (August 22, 2019) The current model of how federal agencies manage cybersecurity risk will change dramatically in the next five years, with some agencies embracing shared services, said Chris Krebs, director of the DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Kreps said the current model, which tasks all federal agencies with taking care of their …

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‘Desperate Need For Speed’ As Army Takes On Chinese, Russian, ISIS Info Ops

Breaking Defense (August 21, 2019) The U.S. Army wants to reorganize and expand Army Cyber Command to make it an Information Warfare Command, and to give the revised organization the capability to move faster to combat U.S. enemies in cyberspace, which means greater use of automation and avoiding delays caused by bureaucratic reviews.