Tag Archives: Department of Defense

Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors

Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has said the Department of Defense considers implementing a cybersecurity certification process for contractors within the next year, Nextgov reported Thursday. The process aims to ensure that vendors comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework and related standards. “That …

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Report: DoD Plans Military Comms Tech Modernization

The Department of Defense intends to develop new communications platforms as part of an initiative to optimize and streamline the military’s infrastructure, National Defense reported Friday. DoD plans to leverage cloud computing and satellite communications to support the use of next-generation technologies for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. …

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General Dynamics Awarded Navy Submarine Repair Contract Modification

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary will continue to help the U.S. Navy repair non-nuclear submarines under a one-year, $46.2M contract modification. Work will take place in New London, Conn., and covers overhaul, corrective and preventive maintenance, field changes, interim modification and upgrades, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The company will also …

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ManTech Receives Task Order for Marine Tech R&D Services; Kevin Phillips Quoted

ManTech will provide technology research and development services to the U.S. Marine Corps under a potential 44-month, $35M task order. The company said Wednesday it plans to explore emerging technologies that have potential interoperability, reusability, mapping and scalability applications to the military service’s priority operational requirements. Focus areas of the R&D project include aviation, electronic …

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DoD Puts SafeNet Encryption Tech on Approved Products List

The Defense Department has certified SafeNet Assured Technologies‘ encryption technology designed to secure data across an Ethernet network. SafeNet said Wednesday its CN9000 series of encryptors can be found on the DoD Information Network Approved Products List under the fixed network element category. The approval signifies that the technology has met the department’s interoperability and information assurance requirements. …

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DARPA To Highlight Artificial Intelligence R&D Programs During Two-Day Conference

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to host a two-day conference in March to provide information about DARPA’s artificial intelligence research and development programs to Defense Department researchers and industry stakeholders. AI Colloquium will take place from March 6 to 7 in Alexandria, Va., and seeks to explore the potential applications …

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Washington Headquarters Services Seeks Industry Support for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs

The Washington Headquarters Services has issued a sources sought notice to determine vendors that can offer support services to the Pentagon’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday OASD NCB requires planning, budgeting and implementation assistance related to physical security enterprise …

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AWS’ Jennifer Chronis: Cloud Tech Can Help DoD Harness Potential of Machine Learning, AI

Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department market at Amazon Web Services, told Government Matters in an interview aired Friday she believes DoD organizations can harness the possible advantages of machine learning and artificial intelligence tools in a cloud computing environment. She said that AWS’ technology is designed to …

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