GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (6/7–11)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers the Biden administration's spending plans, Defense software issues, CMMC costs, joint DoD/VA medical center, Space Force digital workforce, and DoD wants funding for weapons cybersecurity.
"After a decade of pursuing federal contracts, small business owner Rosemary Swierk knows they're not all worth the substantial time, energy and money — sometimes five figures — it takes to bid."
"Defense Department weapon systems programs may be turning to cutting-edge software development and cybersecurity practices more than ever but their implementation has been spotty, according to a new watchdog report."
"The need to elevate security as a primary metric in Defense Department acquisitions — along with cost, schedule and performance — will invariably require that the government’s perspectives on procurement costs be recalibrated."
"The joint effort to deploy a single, interoperable electronic health record for the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will soon get its most visible test since the program began six years ago: deploying at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, a joint facility used by both agencies."
"The U.S. Space Force is focusing on building its cadre of coders amid a workforce boom with more interested applicants than available positions, according to the branch's chief of space operations."
"Should additional money become available on top of the recently released fiscal 2022 budget request, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the Missile Defense Agency would like to use it to boost defense against ballistic missile threats in the Pacific, according to a wish list sent to Congress and obtained by Defense News."
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