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  • Writer's pictureJoshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (10/31–11/4)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers cyber and space. Enjoy!


  • "Organizations should err on the side of reporting any cybersecurity incidents they experience to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, even if they seem small or inconsequential, according to an agency official discussing a rule CISA must publish to implement the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act."

  • "U.S. financial institutions observed nearly $1.2 billion in costs associated with ransomware attacks in 2021, a nearly 200 percent increase over the previous year, according to data reported by banks to the U.S. Treasury Department and released in a report Tuesday."

  • "Not too long ago, there was a clear separation between the operational technology (OT) that drives the physical functions of a company – on the factory floor, for example – and the information technology (IT) that manages a company's data to enable management and planning. As IT assets became increasingly connected to the outside world via the internet, OT remained isolated from IT – and the rest of the world."


  • "Federal Communications Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the agency will be launching a new space bureau at an event held by the Satellite Industry Association on Thursday. The new space office will come out of a reorganization of the agency’s International Bureau “to better manage marketplace realities,” according to Rosenworcel. Specifically, the reorganization will result in the new Space Bureau and a new standalone Office of International Affairs."

  • "A contract the U.S. Space Force awarded last month to Firefly Aerospace and Millennium Space was just the first step toward a goal of launching a space mission on 24 hours’ notice. A lot of moving parts have to come together to pull this off, said Lt. Col. MacKenzie Birchenough, materiel leader of Space Safari, an office the Space Systems Command established last year to figure out faster ways to field technologies."

  • "The Commerce and Defense departments are targeting December to initiate their joint pilot program to demonstrate how commercial space monitoring data can be used to keep eyes on satellites,dangerous debris, and potential on-orbit crashes, according to a senior Commerce official."

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