GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (1/9–13)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers Hack the Pentagon, NSA's controversial intelligence authority, Silicon Valley firm's protest against NGA contract for software, FAA's $2.3 billion engineering contract awards, and FAA's NOTAM system overview.
"The Defense Department is planning the third iteration of its Hack the Pentagon program with a focus on identifying vulnerabilities in the operational technologies that keep the iconic building and grounds running."
"NSA Director and head of U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone said in remarks on Thursday that intelligence authorities up for renewal later this year have played a key role in protecting the United States against cyberattacks."
"Nearly seven years after Palantir forced the Army to consider buying its software instead of developing a bespoke system, a Silicon Valley firm is again taking the Defense Department to court over allegedly ignoring commercial products."
"The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded prime contracts to 15 federal contractors as part of a landmark technical services support contract. The agency selected five large companies and an additional 10 small companies to take up lead spots on the $2.3 billion procurement."
"Aviation is full of acronyms, and Notice to Air Missions, or NOTAM, is one acronym that pilots learn early on in their training. A NOTAM is quite simply a message that is disseminated to flight crews of every aircraft in the US."
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