GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (3/28–4/1)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers health data interoperability, SSA seeking $2.4B for IT modernization, $27M PPP fraud scheme, SAM.gov's outage this weekend, MDA and Guam, and Space Force contract for simulation and war gaming.
"Data integration is a top priority for the National Institutes of Health’s modernization efforts, with an emphasis on interoperability. Susan Gregurick, the associate director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy at the NIH, discussed her office’s initiatives on creating a solid infrastructure to share public health data."
"The Social Security Administration will complete a five-year IT modernization plan in 2022 and is looking to expand digital and automated services next year. In its 2023 funding request, the agency is seeking $2.4 billion in overall IT budget authority with more than $1.5 billion going to IT services – a 40% increase over the previous year."
"A federal jury convicted a California man yesterday for submitting fraudulent applications seeking money from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), submitting false statements to a financial institution, and money laundering. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Robert Benlevi, 53, of Encino, submitted 27 PPP loan applications to four banks between April and June 2020 on behalf of eight companies solely owned by Benlevi."
"The General Services Administration plans to take SAM.gov and other systems down this weekend as it completes its transition to a new unique entity identifier for those doing business with the federal government."
"The Missile Defense Agency’s initial plan for the architecture to protect Guam turns to proven systems to help the agency meet a 2026 fielding deadline, according Vice Adm. Jon Hill, the agency’s director. The defense of Guam from potential ballistic, cruise and hypersonic missile attacks has become a priority for the MDA, which is seeking $539 million in fiscal 2023 to continue to design and develop multiple-land based radar systems, procure weapon system components and initiate military construction planning and design activity."
"Slingshot Aerospace announced today it is developing a digital replica of the space environment for the U.S. Space Force as part of a new $25 million contract aimed at quickly delivering training and war gaming capabilities. The company’s Digital Space Twin simulates the space environment and maps on-orbit objects and space weather in real-time."
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