Tag: DOD

Basic Services, Civil Service

DOD ordered to evaluate mobile device cybersecurity in 2025 defense bill

May 14, 2024

Via: FCW

The evaluations would include basic tools like virtual private networks that encrypt connections when browsing the web. Read More on FCW

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

‘Each year without an auction … digs the US deeper into a hole’: CTIA presses for FCC auction authority, speedy execution on spectrum plans

January 22, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

The United States’ leadership in spectrum policy, 5G and reaping the economic benefits of the most advanced mobile networks are in jeopardy and have to get back on track, CTIA’s president and CEO says in a strongly worded new blog […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Pentagon didn’t check risks before authorizing cloud services, watchdog finds

February 24, 2023

Via: FCW

Department of Defense officials who authorized the use of commercial cloud services across components of the agency did not review all required documentation needed to determine potential security concerns, leaving DOD’s armed forces unaware of vulnerabilities and cybersecurity risks across […]

Social Security, Social Services

DOD isn’t meeting some of the cybersecurity standards it set for contractors

May 23, 2022

Via: FCW

The Defense Department has been inconsistent in meeting the cyber standards it holds contractors to when it comes to securing sensitive but unclassified information. But they’re working on it. A recent Government Accountability Office released on May 19 highlights how […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon awarded US Dept. of Defense contracts worth nearly $1 billion

March 16, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon Public Sector will provide the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with network modernization services and technical support at the Pentagon, the DoD National Capital Region (NCR) and Fort Belvoir in Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) task orders worth $966.5 million. […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Why DOD is so bad at buying software

November 8, 2021

Via: FCW

The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough? Read More on FCW

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon Public Sector secures $78.8 million task order with the Air National Guard

July 29, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon Public Sector has secured a $78.8 million Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) task order with the U.S. Department of Defense to provide advanced network modernization services to the Air National Guard (ANG) Readiness Center. The task order, stated the operator, […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon Public Sector notches $495M DoD contract

June 17, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Verizon’s Public Sector unit has earned a $495 million deal from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy switches, routers, firewalls and edge computing capabilities, as well as managed services, to support the DoD’s research and high-performance computing facilities. […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Will DOD’s bases have infrastructure for new tech?

November 26, 2019

Via: FCW

DOD materiel readiness leaders battle with getting military construction funding for tech infrastructure, which could mean slower adaptation and modernization. Read More on FCW