GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (8/1–5)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers the AGILE Procurement Act, a Navy contract to refurbish dry docks, missile defense, NRO and commercial satellite partnerships, GSA's Ascend cloud BPA, and a GAO report on Coast Guard's cyber vulnerabilities.
FCW – Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech
"The Advancing Government Innovation with Leading-Edge—AGILE—Procurement Act of 2022 was advanced by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Wednesday, with the aim of improving government IT procurement."
BreakingDefense – Navy taps AECOM to refurbish berths, dry docks for future aircraft carriers
"The Navy this week awarded a $91 million contract task order to AECOM Technical Services for infrastructure repairs at Norfolk Naval Shipyard aimed at preparing the facility to service Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers."
DefenseNews – Northrop wins $3 billion contract to manage US homeland missile defense systems
"The Missile Defense Agency awarded Northrop Grumman a contract potentially worth more than $3 billion to integrate and manage weapon systems within the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system designed to defend the U.S. homeland from intercontinental ballistic missiles from North Korea and Iran."
FedNewsNet – NRO director touts expanding commercial satellite partnerships
"The National Reconnaissance Office is positioning itself as a “service provider” of commercial satellite capabilities, while an ongoing Space Force study could help determine whether the NRO should expand its commercial collaboration even further."
FedScoop – GSA to set baseline requirements for cloud providers through Ascend
"The General Services Administration wants to establish minimum baseline requirements for cloud providers and labor services with the Ascend blanket purchase agreement, according to a draft performance work statement."
HSToday – GAO Warns Coast Guard of IT and OT Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
"To address longstanding issues, the U.S. Coast Guard plans to spend $93 million in fiscal year 2022 to improve its IT systems and infrastructure. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the Coast Guard still doesn’t fully assess its IT network capacity needs and does not include all of its operational tech in its cybersecurity efforts."
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