The U.S. Army has appointed Paul Puckett the first director of its Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) within the Army’s office of the CIO, effective Nov. 25.  He was Chief Technology Officer for Federal at Pivotal Software, a cloud platform and consulting company. […]

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sent a Nov. 7 letter to U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy expressing concern about the use of China-owned social media platforms including TikTok by Army personnel in their personal and official capacities.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) is partnering with Defense Digital Service (DDS) and HackerOne to launch the second Hack the Army bug bounty challenge. The challenge, which will run from Oct. 9 to Nov. 8, encourages hackers to attack more than 60 publicly accessible web assets to improve the DoD’s cyber defenses.






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Federal Cloud Flag

The Army Futures Command (AFC) has established cloud as a foundational part of its IT strategy, but is considering the possibility of moving all applications to its cloud-based Unified Data Environment, as noted in a request for information released October 1.






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The Army is establishing new cyber and electronic warfare units for multi-domain operations, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the branch has not fully assessed the risk of activating some of its units at an accelerated pace and is facing staffing, equipping, and training challenges.






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Modernization, Army, cybersecurity, technology

The U.S. Army is looking to pilot an Enterprise IT as a Service (EITaaS) approach as an alternative to the service’s current owned and operated IT network, according to a July 9 solicitation. Responses are due by August 9.






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The Army is looking to commercial-off-the-shelf solutions as the service modernizes its inventory management system, according to a request for information released July 4. Responses are due by July 19.






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Army DoD military Defense AI

The U.S. Army is revamping its strategy for acquiring intellectual property (IP) to meet sustainment goals and use data more efficiently, said Dr. Alexis Lasselle Ross, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategy and Acquisition Reform.






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Cloud computing

Federal agencies should strive to bring talent with cloud migration and development skills in-house rather than hiring contractors to handle migrations, said Major Gen. John Ferrari, director of the Army Program Analysis and Evaluation Office.






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contract acquisition CFO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy inappropriately awarded 1,849 contracts to businesses that had tax debts in 2015 and 2016.






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DoD Pentagon Military

The U.S. Army is partnering with the Air Force to use the Common Cloud Environment as part of the Army’s Cloud Strategic Framework, said Thomas Sasala, the Army’s chief data officer, on April 9.






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military healthcare, veterans healthcare

Defense Department (DoD) officials today underscored the importance of the agency’s ongoing electronic health records (EHR) modernization efforts at a Senate Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee hearing on the Defense Health Program FY2020 budget request.






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