GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (3/9–13)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers a couple of interesting topics, including the latest on COVID-19, corrective action on JEDI, NIST exploring agency DevSecOps framework, and CISA stress tests telework capacity at DHS.
"With coronavirus spreading across the United States, several federal agencies are taking necessary steps to prepare their networks in case telework becomes mandatory."
"The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing."
"The COVID-19 outbreak is disrupting business around the world. The disruption stems from sick personnel unable to report to work, declines in the capital markets, and actions taken by governments and companies alike directing workers to stay home or ordering the closure of manufacturing plants or offices until the disease is under control."
"The Pentagon has asked a federal judge for a 120-day remand to “reconsider its evaluation” and take corrective action on the lucrative JEDI cloud contract it awarded to Microsoft in October, which could be worth as much as $10 billion over the next decade. In a legal filing Thursday evening, the Pentagon asked Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith for an adjournment to address “various aspects” of its JEDI evaluation highlighted by Amazon, which protested the JEDI award in November."
"The National Institute of Standards and Technology is exploring development of DevSecOps guidance for agencies that would normalize the concept of moving security “left,” back into the software development life cycle."
"The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will stress test the Department of Homeland Security's remote working capabilities today as the federal government continues to grapple with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak."
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