GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (11/21–25)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers the Pentagon's zero trust strategy, cyber incident reporting, DHA wants easy button for cloud adoption, FedRAMP reform, and Viasat's SOCOM win.
"Defense agencies have until 2027 to convert their networks to architectures that continually check to make sure no one’s accessing data they shouldn’t. This shift to zero trust principles is at the core of the Pentagon’s new five-year plan to harden its information systems against cyberattacks. The strategy and roadmap were released on Tuesday."
"Government and industry have long struggled with cybersecurity information sharing, but the cyber incident reporting measure passed earlier this year by Congress could be the best chance yet to improve the flow of data between companies and government — if the Department of Homeland Security can get the details right."
"The Department of Homeland Security is planning a new contract vehicle to help components buy cloud. DHS Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Cappello said Wednesday at an FCW event that the department is moving forward with its new indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract vehicle designed to help its 22 component agencies acquire cloud capabilities."
"Senate lawmakers are shortly expected to vote on legislation to reform the FedRAMP authorization program for cloud vendors, FedScoop has learned. The bipartisan FedRAMP Authorization Act has momentum in Congress and is likely to progress through the upper chamber in the coming weeks, according to two senior policy experts with visibility of the legislation’s progress."
"The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Viasat a $325 million contract to provide communications equipment and networking services over the next five years, the Pentagon announced Nov. 22. Viasat, a satellite operator and global communications services provider based in Carlsbad, California, will support USSOCOM’s program executive office for tactical communications systems, USSOCOM, based in Tampa, Florida, is a unified military command with components from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force."
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