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  • Writer's pictureJoshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (7/4–8)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers contractor cybersecurity, DoD prioritizing climate change, Space Force's rapid capabilities office, DIU selects contractors for hybrid space network, and federal AI adoption.


Cyber


  • "There may soon come a day when it will be nearly impossible for companies to do business with the federal government, defense or civilian agencies, without first providing binding assurances that certain cybersecurity measures have been met."

  • "A leading congressional voice on cybersecurity is seeking to amend the annual defense policy legislation to include cyber protections for the nation’s most vital critical infrastructure."

Defense


  • "The Defense Department is seeing the Biden administration’s green-government goals as an opportunity to improve resilience around critical resources like fuel and electricity. DoD Chief Sustainability Officer Joe Bryan said last week that the department must plan for logistics to be part of a contested environment."

  • "The U.S. Space Force’s rapid development organization is on track to deliver its first system this year, a timeline that leaders say demonstrate the value of its unique role in the space acquisition ecosystem."

  • "The Defense Innovation Unit awarded contracts to Anduril, Aalyria Technologies, Atlas Space Operations and Enveil for a project that seeks to demonstrate a hybrid architecture where commercial, civil and military satellites can share data."

AI


  • "Over 50 years ago, in the sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the spacecraft’s crew included the HAL 9000 computer that became a malevolent artificial intelligence (AI) system motivated by its survival, intent on murdering the human crew members who distrusted it."


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