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GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (7/31–8/4)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers CISA's new Cybersecurity Strategic Plan, the cost of a data breach, Defense management issues, Space Force intel focus on China and Russia, and the FAR Council's proposed climate change rule.


Cyber


  • "The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is prioritizing addressing immediate threats, hardening digital terrain and implementing security at scale among nine other objectives as outlined in the agency’s new Cybersecurity Strategic Plan. Released on Friday, the plan marks CISA’s roadmap for the next three years as the agency works with the larger Biden administration to safeguard America’s digital networks from the increased onslaught of malicious cyber attacks."

  • "For modern businesses of all shapes and sizes, the monetary impact of suffering a data breach is substantial. IBM's latest Cost of a Data Breach report discovered that, in 2023, the average cost of a data breach globally reached an all-time high of $4.45 million. This figure represents a 2.3% increase from the previous year and a 15.3% rise from 2020."

Defense


  • "Six months into its mission as the think tank for Pentagon management, the Defense Management Institute (DMI) is kicking off its public-facing image. Its new website offers a look at the institute’s eight main priorities including human resources, healthcare and acquisition. At the top of its dance card is a study of the Defense Department’s chief management officer, a position that no longer exists, but the question of whether to reinstate it is the subject of debate between the Senate and the White House."

  • "The Space Force is concentrating fully half of its intelligence-gathering activities on China to keep tabs on Beijing’s rapid evolution as a space power to reckon with, according to the service’s senior intelligence officer."

Climate Rule


  • "House oversight leaders are continuing their attacks against a proposed rule that would require federal contractors to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. The chairmen of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and one of its subcommittees on Thursday sent a letter to the head of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council seeking information related to the November 2022 draft rule, which they said 'extends the Biden administration’s radical environmental activism into federal government contracting.'"


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