Defense

Nearly 300 comment on proposed CMMC rule

The Defense Department now has to process and respond to the comments before it issues the final version of the industry-wide rule in the fall.

Navy envisions ‘hundreds of thousands’ of drones in the Pacific to deter China

With DIU contracting for prototypes, Pacific Fleet is experimenting with unmanned craft that may one day defend Taiwan.

How and why Jacobs lost a $2.8B incumbent contract

A newly-released bid protest decision describes one significant mistake by Jacobs, but also includes allegations of information being shared because the business unit involved is part of a complex merger.

GovCIO wins $865M CENTCOM communications contract

GovCIO unseats an incumbent to take over the work across Central Command's area of responsibility, which covers 20 countries and 90,000 U.S. government personnel.

WT 360: All about SMX's digital transformation thesis

SMX's chief executive Peter LaMontagne discusses where the company wants to go, how it defines tech modernization as being more than just about cloud migration and what the Defense Department's new industrial strategy means for GovCon.

US reviews export controls in Britain, Australia for high-tech arms sales exemptions

A State Dept. official told a House panel that work to align AUKUS partners with U.S. export control requirements is ‘going very well'.

Sigma Defense closes second JADC2-focused acquisition

The Sagewind-backed technology integrator has prioritized the military's overarching soldier-and-network connectivity vision in the strategy.

IARPA makes awards in 4-year effort studying hacker psychology

The program greenlit research contracts for technologies that would use psychology to thwart hackers.

Our next Power Breakfast explores the new National Defense Industrial Strategy

Danielle Miller, a Defense Department official and one of the strategy's authors, will share insights into the strategy and what comes next at our Feb. 16 event.

Synthetaic closes $15M Series B funding round

The venture arms of IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton are among the investors in Synthetaic, which is looking to further develop and scale its image categorization tool.

Space Force leans on OTAs to bring innovation

The four-year-old service branch is looking to lower the barriers for small businesses and non-traditional companies to offer space-related solutions.

Jacobs loses fight to keep $2.8B Special Operations IT contract

All of the incumbent's claims were rejected and that clears the way for the transition to a new prime.

Army updates Common Hardware Systems program to streamline purchases

The Army overhauled the four-decade old program with the goal of making it easier for buyers to purchase ruggedized commercial technology for use in the tactical space.

WT 360: CMMC lessons from the voluntary assessment program

Derek Kernus explains how his company went through the Defense Department's assessment process for complying with the standards at the heart of CMMC, the rule that will lay out how contractors protect information on their systems.

Solving manpower challenges with enterprise IT modernization

CACI International executive and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata explains how enterprise IT modernization offers powerful and profound ways to significantly improve combat readiness and performance.

More tech sector collaboration is key to U.S. global leadership, DOD official says

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said “the future of our nation depends” on closer ties between the Pentagon and the private sector.