• Joshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (10/24–28)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers software security, the White House's 100-day cyber sprint, Pentagon's new strategy, small business in Navy contracting, and the 2023 NDAA.


Cyber


NextGov – Agencies Shouldn’t 'Just Trust' Software Vendors' Security Assurances, IG Warns

  • "A key National Institute of Standards and Technology advisor expressed skepticism at a recent meeting about a policy that encourages agencies to accept software vendors’ security promises."

CyberScoop – White House announces 100-day cyber sprint for chemical sector

  • "Thechemical industry is the next sector to take up President Biden’s 100-day cybersecurity sprint, the administration announced Wednesday, an effort designed to sharpen operators’ focus on the most significant risks from a digital attack such as gas leaks and other contaminations."

Defense


BreakingDefense – The Pentagon’s new defense strategy is out. Now the real work begins, experts say

  • "After months of delays, the unclassified version of the National Defense Strategy hit the streets on Thursday, pledging a renewed focus on China and including not much in the way of surprises. Now, experts say, is time to answer the big question: Can the Defense Department actually execute it?"

FedNewsNet – Navy to break up some big contracts to increase small business participation

  • " The Navy is taking steps to increase small business awards and hold large prime contractors accountable for meeting their subcontracting plans through multiple initiatives. This fiscal year, the Navy will take five large contracts and break them up into smaller awards so small businesses and others can compete for the work."

Policy


FedScoop – Trade group calls on lawmakers to focus on cloud migration, cybersecurity and acquisition reform in NDAA discussions

  • "The Alliance for Digital Innovation has called on lawmakers to prioritize five key areas including cloud migration, cybersecurity and acquisition reform as they work to enact the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2023."

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