GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (2/14–18)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers the Pentagon's two new supercomputers, Navy's information warfare, GSA plans to invoke the continuity of services cause in EIS predecessor, 2022 cybersecurity trends, and the continuing resolution's impact on government contractors.
NextGov – Pentagon Inches Closer to Unleashing Two New Supercomputers
"Two new and powerful supercomputers are set to enter production service for the Defense Department early this year—and when they do, they’ll be equipped with sophisticated, artificial intelligence-optimized storage capabilities for highly intensive workloads."
"The U.S. Navy’s information warfare community has several ongoing initiatives to understand the actual state of its IW capability and to further integrate it in with the rest of the Navy."
"The General Services Administration plans to implement the continuity of service clause for its legacy telecommunications contracts to allow agencies and vendors time to transition services to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract."
"If you’re involved in cybersecurity, you don’t need a crystal ball to know that attacks are going to continue in 2022. And as someone who works in a government agency, you have data and assets that malicious cyber actors ranging from sophisticated and potential state-sponsored groups to criminals will go to great lengths to get. According to a report from FortiGuard Labs on the threat landscape, threats may come from nation-states, from proxy actors working on their behalf or from criminal groups or syndicates that are becoming more organized and sophisticated than ever. Dealing effectively with this broad array of potential threats requires a broad spectrum of cybersecurity capabilities and replacing a ‘moat and castle’ defense mentality with the principle of zero trust."
"Members of the contracting community laid out the various workforce and operational challenges associated with short-term funding measures ahead of a Thursday night Senate vote on a continuing resolution. This latest CR – the third for fiscal 2022 – funds the government through March 11. It is unclear when President Biden will sign it."
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