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 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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The Department of Defense (DoD) purchased $32.8 million of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT products with cybersecurity flaws using government purchase cards, exposing the lack of controls on purchasing COTS items, according to an inspector general report released July 26.






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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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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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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point will upgrade its email services to a cloud-based model, which the academy said will help facilitate projects and information sharing anywhere, rather than restricting email service to network-capable devices.






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The latest edition of the Army’s annual Cyber X-Games exercise is designed to let Reserve and other cyber warriors team up to train in dealing with real-world situations. It is focused on protecting U.S. infrastructure, an area somewhat outside the norm for the exercises, but one that reflects an emerging potential battleground on the cyber landscape.






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