GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/29–7/3)

July 3, 2020

This week's Weekly Debrief covers GSA's cancellation of A2SB, malware aimed at federal agencies, DoD withdrawals DPA small launch awards, 2021 NDAA, IT modernization, and FEMA's need for  robotic process automation bots for payments.

 

Happy Q4!  Happy 4th of July!

 

GSA

 

Cyber

  • FCW – CISA's hit parade of malware aimed at federal agencies

    • ​"Remote Access Tool exploitation, fileless Trojan malware and cryptocurrency mining software accounted for 90 percent of the observed threat activity against civilian federal systems and networks in May, according to insights pulled from the Department of Homeland Security's Intrusion Detection System."

 

Defense

  • SpaceNews – DoD withdraws Defense Production Act small launch contract awards

    • ​"The Defense Department has reversed its decision to award contracts funded under the Defense Production Act to six small launch companies.DoD announced on June 16 it selected Aevum, Astra, X-Bow, Rocket Lab, Space Vector and VOX Space to receive noncompetitive contracts to launch two rideshare missions for government customers over the next 24 months."

  • FCW – House panel advances NDAA with labor protections, spectrum rules

    • ​"The House Armed Services Committee unanimously passed its version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act with a slew of tech provisions, including a limited ban targeting Ligado 5G networks, new artificial intelligence initiatives, and more cybersecurity oversight. But collective bargaining protections for DOD employees was also highlighted."

 

IT Modernization

 

FEMA

 

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