GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (2/20–24)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers CISA's warning for increased vigilance of cyber threats, defense contractors and DFARS cyber, Navy and small business goals, security governance and weapons, and the contractor role in the intelligence community.
"The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday warned the United States and its European allies to remain on guard against cyber threats as Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine reaches its one-year anniversary."
"The core DoD requirements are established in the regulations and imposed by contract. There are three regulations. The “Safeguarding” clause, at DFARS 252.204-7012, requires DoD contractors and their subs to implement the 110 security controls of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 to protect the confidentiality of Controlled Unclassified Information. This clause has been around for years, and it is present in hundreds of thousands of DoD contracts and as a flow-down requirement in subcontracts at all levels."
"When the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs fell short of its small disadvantaged business (SDB) goals in fiscal 2022, it made a decision to aggressively reach out to potential companies. With the numbers in for the first half of 2023, the agency said it still has some work to do."
"Countries must follow required security practices and procedures if they want to buy US made weapons under the Biden administration’s updated Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) policy, a senior state department official emphasized today."
"After more than two decades of focus on international counterterrorism strategy and operations, the U.S. intelligence community is pivoting toward the intensifying Great Power competition with China and Russia – but this time, the potential battlefield has extended beyond air, sea and land to both space and cyberspace."
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