Some agencies spending 90-percent of IT budget on legacy systems — report
October 21, 2016
Some agencies are spending 90 percent or more of their IT budgets on operations and maintenance, the report released last week found.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Pentagon is launching Plan X on cyberspace.
While it sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, Plan X is a new program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aimed at developing technologies to improve cyberwarfare capabilities, launch effective attacks and withstand retaliation, the Washington Post reports.
The program will put $110 million into research over the next five years to bolster military operations in cyberspace that so far have focused on protection, as opposed to attacking adversaries. DARPA will begin accepting proposals this summer.
In November, then DARPA Director Regina Dugan discussed offensive measures in cyberspace, saying that would be a priority in the coming year. She said current efforts need to be continued, but following only one path would be “fool-hardy” and there needs to be new ways of thinking to fight future threats.