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  • Joshua Duvall

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.


Cyber


NextGov – It’s Finally Here: Pentagon Releases Plan To Keep Hackers Out Of Its Networks

  • "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."

CyberScoop – How the cyber incident reporting law could finally fix the information sharing problem

  • "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."

DHS


FCW – DHS wants to deploy 'easy button' for cloud adoption

  • "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."

Policy


FedScoop – FedRAMP reform bill to be considered by Senate lawmakers in coming weeks

  • "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."

Space


SpaceNews – Viasat wins $325 million U.S. Special Operations Command contract

  • "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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