• Joshua Duvall

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.


Cyber


FCW – Faster attacks have Cyber Command looking to add all-too-scarce experts

  • "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."

BreakingDefense – Learning from Ukraine, DISA extends Thunderdome to include classified SIPRNet

  • "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."

FedNewsNet – CMMC set for trial run, but criticism abounds for highly anticipated ‘CAP’ document

  • "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."

Tech


CyberScoop – DOJ national security division chief backs tech antitrust bill

  • "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."

NextGov – U.S. Courts Still Suffer Poor IT Management Following 2020 Breach, Watchdog Finds

  • "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.

Defense


DefenseNews – Nearly 9% boost for defense spending next year under new Senate plan

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