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Watchdog finds decrease in cyber incidents on DOD networks, but major increase in PII breaches

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While overall incidents have gone down since 2015, the GAO found that personally identifiable information breaches have been on the rise.

Air Force releases its Climate Action Plan; Opportunities for DOD IG to strengthen processes

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Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment John Conger; GAO’s Kristen Kociolek.

DOD still has work to do on OTA transparency, per GAO

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The GAO found that while progress has been made, the DOD must continue to forge greater transparency in the OTA consortiums.

Losing bidders protest Air Force's $5.7B Enterprise IT as a Service award to CACI

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Accenture, Peraton and Science Applications International Corp. each filed their protests Friday with the Government Accountability Office.

Watchdog dings Defense Department’s alternative PNT programs for incomplete business cases

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The Pentagon doesn’t have a full business case for several important programs it’s pursuing to develop alternative precision navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities, a government watchdog noted in a new report, saying that could lead to trouble down the road. The U.S. military and civilians alike rely on GPS for navigation and other tasks, but the satellites, ground control stations and receivers that underpin it are vulnerable to enemy attack.…

GAO calls for independent reviews of hypersonic missile interceptor program

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The Pentagon needs a fresh look at the Missile Defense Agency’s effort to acquire a new glide-phase interceptor (GPI) that could shoot down adversaries’ hypersonic weapons, a government watchdog is warning. Current plans are lacking when it comes to important external reviews, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report. “Having independent insights into program technical risks and costs are key components of the knowledge-based acquisition process,” the report…

GAO denies GDIT’s protest of $11B Defense Enclave Services contract award

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The Government Accountability Office has rejected a bid protest of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) decision to award a mega contract to Leidos for a key Pentagon IT program. GAO’s decision date was Wednesday, according to the watchdog. 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…

DOD not meeting same standards it plans to hold contractors to under CMMC

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The Pentagon established new requirements under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 program to hold contractors to better protecting sensitive defense data. But the Department of Defense itself hasn’t yet proven it can meet those same standards. Under CMMC 2.0, contractors will have to meet, at minimum, 110 security practices to do business with the U.S. military on projects that call for cybersecurity beyond the most basic level. But…

Navy not accounting for full costs of uncrewed systems, GAO warns

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The Navy’s efforts to develop and fund uncrewed vehicles have been disjointed and haven’t completely accounted for all the costs or resources it will need, a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds. To meet future requirements, the Navy believes it must build a series of uncrewed surface and subsurface vessels. While its shipbuilding plan outlines spending over $4 billion on such systems over five years, it does not…