GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (2/7–11)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers a CMMC update, legislation for cyber incident reporting, "microservices" and the future of military autonomy, Army improving how it tests its tactical network, and boosting efforts to promote diversity in the national security workforce.
"The Pentagon’s revamped Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is moving forward under the Defense Department chief information officer, but DoD is rolling back an aspect of the plan that would have allowed some 40,000 companies to self-attest to their cybersecurity practices."
"Senate lawmakers Tuesday introduced new legislation that would enact new cyber incident reporting requirements across the private sector and public agencies if it passes into law."
"Robot tanks and drones swarming the battlefield represent only a small fraction of the ways the military might put autonomy to use in the years ahead. Most troops will likely experience autonomy first as a helping hand in various tasks, from making it easier to drive to collecting intelligence to managing base logistics, autonomy experts from industry and the Pentagon said Thursday. And as troops get comfortable with software tools that lighten their loads, they will build trust and familiarity with the fully autonomous hardware that will eventually arrive."
"Learning from the fielding of the first iteration of its modernized network kit, the U.S. Army is maturing the way it tests its tactical network. The Army has adopted an incremental, multiyear strategy to modernize its network and deliver new capabilities to soldiers. These service plans to field new “capability sets” with upgraded technologies every two years, each one building on the last."
"House Democrats are pushing the White House to release internal reports on the administration’s proposals to strengthen the national security workforce, including efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Last February, President Joe Biden signed a memo directing agencies to close critical skills gaps across the national security workforce and “win the race for talent.” The memo established an “interagency working group” to coordinate the development of new workforce proposals."
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