GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/1–5)

June 5, 2020

This week's Weekly Debrief covers IT modernization, the DoD/CMMC-AB MOU, a ransomware hits a Maryland defense contractor, IRS workforce returning, DoD turning to gaming developers for training, and SOCOM's new PEO for software/AI.  

 

IT Modernization

  • NextGov – Lawmaker Wants Hard Details on Agencies’ Plans to Upgrade Legacy IT

    • ​"While legacy IT issues have plagued federal agencies for years, the current COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated those issues and at least one lawmaker wants to know what agencies are doing about it."

  • FederalNewsNetwork – How much is enough for IT modernization?

    • ​"Democrats have used the pandemic to push for an order of magnitude jump in spending on agency technology modernization. You can see why. The government’s systems tend to hiccup in crises. Look at how much trouble the Small Business Administration had with its E-Tran system when hit with millions of applications all at once. Banking Journal reported that SBA blocked use of robotic processing automation for loan applications because of the burden they put on E-Tran."

 

Cyber

 

IRS

 

Defense

 

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