GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/19–23)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers House leaders' investigation on Login.gov, HSAC and SASC approval of NDAA, NASA's Earth Information Center, DoJ's cyber-threat litigation section, and how contractors can navigate cyber regulations.
"House leaders investigating whether General Services Administration officials misled federal agencies about Login.gov’s compliance with identity standards called for documents, information and staff-level briefings Wednesday to determine whether the alleged misrepresentations led to the site’s $187 million Technology Modernization Fund award."
"The House and Senate armed services committees each finished their work on their versions of next year’s defense authorization bill within a day of one another, with both key committees approving overall funding levels that closely match the Biden administrations 2024 funding request of $842 billion in discretionary DoD spending."
"NASA inaugurated a public center designed to highlight the information provided by its fleet of Earth science spacecraft, although future missions face budgetary challenges."
"The Department of Justice is creating a new litigating section within its National Security Division dedicated to cybersecurity. 'Cybersecurity is a national security matter,' Matthew G. Olsen, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, said in a Tuesday event at Stanford’s Hoover Institution announcing the new section."
"There are kinks in the chain — the supply chain. And after several high-profile cybersecurity breaches over the past few years, the federal government continues to crack down on potential risks with new rules and regulations that affect government agencies and contractors."
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