Tags other transaction agreements (OTAs)

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.

DISA expanding Thunderdome cybersecurity project to include classified network

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is extending a high-priority cybersecurity prototyping effort by six months so that it can include the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). Bringing the classified network into the Thunderdome initiative — which is aimed at helping the Department of Defense move toward a zero trust architecture — is a major evolution for the program. “The six-month extension is essential to allow DISA additional time to…

George Mason experts urge DOD to improve how it uses data from tech consortia

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Senior Pentagon leaders have repeatedly emphasized their intent to use data as a strategic asset — but according to a new study shared exclusively with FedScoop this week, the department could benefit from more effective use of data collected through partnerships with tech consortia. In a study by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting on Wednesday, experts argue that consortia are playing a pivotal role in high-profile and other Defense Department…

Cyber Command awards nearly $60M contract for 'hunt forward' operations

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U.S. Cyber Command has awarded a nearly $60 million contract to Sealing Technologies to provide equipment to conduct defensive cyber operations abroad on the networks of partner nations, the company announced Thursday. Specifically, the award is for so-called hunt-forward operations, which involve physically sending defensively-oriented cyber protection teams from the Cyber National Mission Force to foreign nations to hunt for threats on their networks at the invitation of host nations.…