• Joshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/6–10)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers NASA's data sharing plan with Space Force and others, NASA's mobile launcher, DoD's AI efforts, lawmakers inquiry on costly DoD software, and GSA's cloud BPA.


NASA


NextGov – NASA Wants to Expand Data Sharing With Space Force and Commercial Partners

  • "NASA wants to expand its data sharing programs with commercial and government partners like Space Force to increase the use of data as a strategic asset, according to the agency's chief data officer."

ARSTechnica – NASA’s second mobile launcher is too heavy, years late, and pushing $1 billion

  • "Three years ago, NASA awarded a cost-plus contract to the engineering firm Bechtel for the design and construction of a large, mobile launch tower. The 118-meter tower will support the fueling and liftoff of a larger and more capable version of NASA's Space Launch System rocket that may make its debut during the second half of this decade."

Defense


FedScoop – Pentagon’s Hicks puts pressure on new AI office to deliver results

  • "The Pentagon’s new Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) just achieved full operating capability, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks wants it to show clear progress on key initiatives such as Joint All-Domain Command and Control within the next year."

FCW – Lawmakers want to know how much bad software costs DOD

  • "House lawmakers are looking for more oversight of the Defense Department's cyber, network and information technology efforts through a series of reviews that range from evaluating underperforming software to auditing the military's Joint All Domain Command and Control program, according to proposed language for the upcoming 2023 National Defense Authorization Act."

FedNewsNet – Pentagon’s CDAO aims to scale ‘different operating model’

  • "The Pentagon’s new chief digital and artificial intelligence office is quickly bringing together multiple tech specialists under one roof in the latest bid to scale a “different operating model” for delivering digital technologies across the Defense Department."

GSA


FCW – GSA shares specs on governmentwide cloud BPA

  • "The General Services Administration is seeking advice from the private sector on how to move forward with the rollout of its new one-stop shop for government-wide secure cloud commercial solutions with its release of a draft performance work statement. GSA previously announced its intention to launch a multi-purpose, multi-award blanket purchase agreement for cloud technologies last year, aiming to reduce administration costs and streamline procurement and forecasting processes across agencies."


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