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Sean D. Carberry

Sean Carberry is a former FCW staff writer who focused on defense, cybersecurity and intelligence.

DOD's next CIO faces a full plate

It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One.

Former cyber czar takes helm of security info sharing alliance

As the U.S. government continues to wrestle with policies and programs to share intelligence about cybersecurity threats with the private sector, a small non-profit is trying to change paradigms around information sharing.

New Defense secretary talking IT consolidation, cyber

In a Feb. 17 memo to his senior leaders, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he wants to ferret out duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

New security clearance bureau making progress, but backlog still exists

The Office of Personnel and Management has made progress on hardening its systems and databases used for conducting security clearances, but a substantial backlog of investigations persists, according to testimony at a Feb. 2 congressional hearing.

Navy closes in on NGEN recompete

The Navy's Enterprise Networks Program Office will release draft RFPs in the coming months to solicit feedback on recompeting the multi-billion Next Generation Enterprise Networks contract, which expires next year.

How will Trump tackle tech?

What will the Trump Administration mean for broader technology issues?

Deputy secretary to remain at Pentagon through transition

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration.

2017 NDAA reorganizes DOD acquisition office

What does the split of the Defense Department's Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics office mean for future tech?

Industry partnerships crucial to meeting meet future cyberthreats

The Army must develop deeper relationships with government contractors and academia in order to meet the cyberthreats of the future.

Defense Department failing to capitalize on open-source benefits

In a new report, the Center for a New American Security makes the case that DOD is failing to capitalize on the power of open-source software.