GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (1/27–31)

February 1, 2020

This week's Weekly Debrief covers the CMMC, GSA's multiple award merger, fake comments on Federal rule makings, CISA subpoena power, and Interior formally grounding Chinese-made drones.




  • Federal News Network – Pentagon issues long-awaited cyber framework for Defense industry

    • "The Defense Department on Friday published a set of sweeping cybersecurity standards that will begin to be incorporated into Defense contracts later this year, marking a major milestone in an overhaul of its procedures for enforcing IT security in its industrial base.

  • NextGov – Pentagon Announces Final Version of Cyber Standards for Contractors

    • ​"During an event where Defense Department officials looked to dispel myths about a plan to certify the cybersecurity of its contractors through third-party audits, the department’s head of acquisitions spoke to why the rollout of the program isn’t expected to be done till 2026. 'We are doing this with what I would call irreversible momentum,' Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said, answering questions from reporters."




The Hill

  • NextGov – House Panel Clears Bills to Give CISA Subpoena Power, Retain Leadership

    • ​"The House Homeland Security Committee approved two bills reflecting confidence that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency would perform its cybersecurity functions while protecting privacy and a need to shield the agency’s chief from the potential whims of changing political administrations and the lure of the private sector."



  • FifthDomain – Interior formally grounds drones amid cyber concerns tied to Chinese-made systems

    • ​"Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt formally grounded the department’s drones from non-emergency operations in a Jan. 29 order amid cybersecurity concerns relating to Chinese-made drones in its fleet. The formal measure “affirms” an Interior Department announcement in late October that it was temporarily halting non-emergency drone operations in late October last year. That review is ongoing."



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