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The Air Force Has a Plan for Testing Cyber Aptitude

Much like the military’s use of the Defense Language Aptitude Battery to test a person’s ability to learn a foreign language, the Air Force is developing an assessment tool to help determine a recruit’s ability to operate in the cyber domain. There are assessments out there today, but the Air Force needs to decide how… Read more »

Defending America with Sticky Notes

The story of defending America with sticky notes, or why government needs a generation of young innovators to spread design thinking, tells the story of a small group of young govies who set out to bring innovative ideas and creative processes to the Pentagon. They failed, they learned, but now, they are succeeding as changeRead… Read more »

Building the Force of the Future

At the Next Generation of Government Summit, I was sitting in a room of nearly 700 public sector employees from every level of government. As I wandered that room, I asked these govies to tell me about themselves and, let me tell you, I was floored by the dynamism I found. Every person had differentRead… Read more »

Maintaining Endpoint Security Across an Expansive Network

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The DoD of Tomorrow, which explores how the department is transforming its operations, technology, workforce, and acquisitions process to confront 21st century challenges. The Department of Defense’s information network spans the globe. Yet while that asset is necessary to support a distributed workforce and worldwide mission,Read… Read more »

Enabling Agile Project Management at DoD

To support that constant evolution of JIE and other projects, DoD’s project management strategies must become more adaptive. Some defense leaders have already realized this and included a mandate for that dexterity in the 2010 Defense Authorization Act. The act states, “The Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a new acquisition process for information technologyRead… Read more »

Government By Design – Innovations at the DoD

Meet Josh Marcuse, a finalist for the NextGen Courageous Champion Award. As a Senior Advisor for Policy Innovation at the Department of Defense, Marcuse blends nonprofit mission committment with private sector innovation to make government more effective. Applying principles of human-centered design, Marcuse is fostering creativity and collaboration across the public sector.

Beyond Security: How Endpoint Protection Facilitates Mission Success

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The DoD of Tomorrow, which explores how the department is transforming its operations, technology, workforce, and acquisitions process to confront 21st century challenges. In an increasingly interconnected world, securing every network endpoint is a major challenge, especially for an organization as large as DoD. More connections,Read… Read more »

Updating the Department of Defense with Open Source

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The DoD of Tomorrow, which explores how the department is transforming its operations, technology, workforce, and acquisitions process to confront 21st century challenges. When you think of DoD’s information infrastructure, you might think mostly of complex, secret networks. Yet the reality is that the department maintainsRead… Read more »

DoD and the Cloud

Almost every government agency is moving some part of its infrastructure, platforms, or software onto the cloud. But that job is tougher for some agencies than others. For instance, if you’re an especially large agency, with staff operating in every environment across every part of the world, and you’re dealing with massive amounts of incrediblyRead… Read more »

Optimizing Mission Performance with Application Rationalization

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The DoD of Tomorrow, which explores how the department is transforming its operations, technology, workforce, and acquisitions process to confront 21st century challenges. Over the years, organizations often acquire numerous applications with the objective of improving operational efficiency. However, when those same applications then become obsoleteRead… Read more »