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DOD making progress in information operations but more improvement is needed, experts say

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The Pentagon is still working to meet requirements from the fiscal 2020 NDAA when it comes to building out an information operations enterprise.

DOD still lags in delivering software for weapons systems in a timely manner, says GAO

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The Department of Defense still lags behind commercial standards in delivering software for weapons systems despite using agile software development methods, a new report from the Government Accountability Office found. In its annual weapon system assessment, the GAO asserted that despite steps being taken in recent years to modernize its software development and acquisition approach, the majority of major defense acquisition programs and middle-tier acquisition programs reviewed “reported delivering software…

Bid protest could lead to ‘protracted fight’ over $11B DISA contract award

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A recent mega contract award by the Defense Information Systems Agency is being challenged, a development which could throw a wrench into one of the Pentagon’s biggest IT reform initiatives. In February, DISA issued a contract award worth up to $11.5 billion to Leidos for Defense Enclave Services, an effort to consolidate the networks of the department’s non-warfighting support agencies known as the “Fourth Estate.” However, on March 10 General Dynamics…