This week's Weekly Debrief covers CMMC-AB's first class of auditors, HackerOne's services authorized for federal agency use, SpaceX/NASA's historic launch next week, local governments turn to Congress for help, GSA terminates McKinsey's schedule contract, and DoD AI.
"School’s in for summer. The accreditation body responsible for implementing the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program will soon start accepting applications for the first set of students to fine-tune its assessor training program."
"SpaceX's first Crew Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts rolled out to its Florida launch pad today (May 21) for a much-anticipated flight for NASA next week. The Crew Dragon capsule, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reached the historic Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida — the same site where NASA's Apollo and space shuttle missions launched."
"The coronavirus pandemic has hit local and state governments especially hard. Municipalities and counties have forced them to dip into reserve funds and face the prospect of grappling with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come."
"The General Services Administration has terminated the multiple award schedule contract of McKinsey and Company. The company and the agency’s inspector general confirmed GSA’s decision in separate emails to Federal News Network. The decision comes 10 months after a critical inspector general report found McKinsey’s prices were 10% higher than originally proposed, meaning the government paid as much as $65 million in additional costs."
"Leaders at the Department of Defense’s artificial intelligence hub have always said that its work would affect a wide range of issues in the military. A recent announcement shows that the team isn’t forgetting about technology that touches everyone at the DOD: the back-office applications that affect day-to-day business."