GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (7/25–29)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers Cyber Command's acquisition shop, DISA's Thunderdome, CMMC update, tech antitrust bill, IT management at US Courts, and Senate Democrats 9% boost for Defense spending.
"U.S. Cyber Command is looking to expand its acquisition shop and buy the tools it needs to keep pace with digital warfare. But it’ll have to contend with a tight labor market where technical talent is in high demand."
"The Defense Information Systems Agency, following lessons from the war in Ukraine about the necessity of an up-to-date and secure classified networks, has extended its zero-trust Thunderdome prototype program by half a year."
"The Pentagon’s contractor cybersecurity certification program took a major step forward this week with confirmation that voluntary third-party assessments will kick off next month, while at the same time a newly released process document is causing consternation in industry."
"Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that he supports pending antitrust legislation to diminish the power of big tech despite national security concerns raised by some in the intelligence community."
"The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report on Thursday about the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ IT acquisition and management, detailing inadequate workforce planning and management. The report also found a failure to implement key solutions to fix cybersecurity skill gaps in the office’s workforce, which could prove problematic given the office’s system breach in 2020.
"Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed a $792 billion defense spending package hat would dramatically boost the White House’s military spending plans for fiscal 2023 but still didn’t total enough to satisfy congressional Republicans."
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