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DCO activates prototype strategy and delivers to Cyber Command

By Brittney M. Brown, DCO Strategic Communications Last year, Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) devised a plan to deliver defensive cyber capability to Soldiers at a continuous, rapid and relevant pace. This year, DCO is putting that plan into action. The implemented plan uses a three-pronged process to meet stakeholder requirements, including: the use of the Other Transaction Authority (OTA), industry ...

DCO’s Forge can mean big business for industry

By Brittney M. Brown, DCO Strategic Communications Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) is stepping up its game to bring more vendors to the Army’s procurement table. The project manager (PM) is merging a new innovation center called the Forge, with its rapid and agile acquisition methodology known as the Cyber Operations Broad Responsive Agreement (COBRA) Other Transaction Authority (OTA). The Forge ...

Q&A with Lt. Col. Scott Helmore on COBRA OTA project method naming conventions

By Brittney M. Brown, DCO Strategic Communications There’s been plenty of action within Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO). Within the past year, it established three new organizations (two product managers and one division), implemented the use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) and opened a new cyber innovation center called “the Forge.” Through the Forge, DCO is executing a variety of methods ...