The winning team, which also includes Accenture Federal and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, beat out competitors, including one team led by Allscripts, Computer Science Corp. and HP, and another led by Epic Systems and IBM.
The nanosatellites are about size of a loaf of bread, weighing more than 10 pounds and costing about $500,000 each. They will use deployable solar arrays to charge their batteries and propulsion capability to maintain satellite spacing within the constellation.
Budget constraints are forcing the Army to reduce its civilian workforce by 17,000 jobs as well as make a slew of military cuts, according to a July 9 statement from the service.
To make it easier for soldiers to access doctrinal publications, the Army is making the information available for download on mobile devices.
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command announced June 23 the Cyber Battleground Range, which it expects to be open to all units later this summer, according to an Army article.
The Army doesn't know how many soldiers it placed in civilian posts to help with reduced staff levels due to sequestration-related budget cuts, says a June 15 Government Accountability Office report.
Federal CIO Tony Scott recently announced the 30-day cybersecurity sprint, which requires agencies to take several steps to beef up their security measures and improve the resilience of federal networks.
A little more than a year ago, DoD implemented the Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology, or RMF for DoD IT. Defense officials expect it to be more flexible, more effective and provide a continuous view of security risks so they can be reviewed in a more timely manner.
Hackers with ties to Syria claimed responsibility for an attack on the Army's homepage yesterday that led military officials to take the site down.
Eligible members of the Army's active duty and enlisted personnel now have a clear path for reclassifying as cyber operations specialists.