Archive for May, 2013

DHS Acquisition of IT More Than Agile

In an FCW interview on May 28, Rafael Borras, DHS under secretary for management, tied the environment for IT acquisition at his department to a watershed moment ‘several years ago when one of DHS’ component agencies was procuring a massive border security project. The interview relates a DHS contract with Boeing that reminds me of […]

Cyber Goes On Offense – Are Network Drone Strikes Coming?

After months of anticipation by the cyber protection community and three years of grueling internal debate at the highest levels of the DOD, it appears that the Joint Chiefs is poised to approve new rules empowering commanders to counter direct cyber attacks with offensive efforts of their own — without White House approval. Does this […]

Protests Keep Rolling In – Will NETCENTS 2 Product Contract Survive?

Well, as I predicted, the total now stands at 10. That is the number of protests received by the Metcents 2 program office for their just-awarded products contract. Five days have lapsed since award and the protest period went into full swing earlier this week as they received the first protests. As of today it […]

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