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DOD gets new chief software officer

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Rob Vietmeyer is the new chief software officer within the DOD CIO's information enterprise division.

CIO Sherman: DOD is committed to fully implementing zero trust by 2027

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The Pentagon plans to implement a zero-trust architecture across its entire sprawling enterprise by 2027, its Chief Information Officer John Sherman confirmed on Wednesday. It won’t be an easy feat to implement these technical and cultural shifts to enable the ultramodern cybersecurity framework. But according to Sherman, that near-term work will likely prove essential to winning future wars. “What we’re aiming for is by 2027 to have zero-trust deployed across…

House panel wants audit of underperforming software, IT at DOD

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Members of the House Armed Services Committee are taking aim at underperforming software within the Department of Defense. The HASC subcommittee on cyber, innovative technologies, and information systems’ mark of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would require the Pentagon to contract with a federally funded research and development center to conduct an independent study on the impacts and challenges associated with the use of…

Sherman: Pentagon's new CDAO office needs to create 'decision advantage'

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The success of the Pentagon’s new office consolidating oversight of data and artificial intelligence efforts should be judged on how well it supports combatant commanders in giving them “decision advantage,” the acting head of the organization said Tuesday. “When she or he is testifying to Congress in a couple years, say, ‘we would not have been successful in this crisis had I not had the insights that were provided to…

John Sherman tapped to be acting chief digital and AI officer at DOD

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Department of Defense CIO John Sherman has been given the additional role of acting chief digital and AI officer, a new position that oversees the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, DOD chief data officer and Defense Digital Services. Sherman will help oversee the tech office’s stand up to full operational capability along side Jim Mitre, a former DOD strategist who returns to government service. The new office reached initial operating capability…