• Joshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (8/22–26)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers Energy's $540 million in green tech research, DHS contractor cyber assessments, USDA's plans for historic funding boost, aircraft carriers, and Pentagon's plans to avoid civilian casualties.


Energy


NextGov – Energy Awards Over $540 Million for Green Tech Research

  • "The Department of Energy announced a new influx of funding Thursday for clean energy technology research at universities and National Laboratories to pursue low-carbon energy solutions."

DHS


FCW – DHS looks to cyber self-assessments over CMMC model

  • "The Department of Homeland Security isn’t planning on saddling contractors with a program like the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, a top DHS official said during an FCW event Wednesday."

USDA


GovExec – USDA Plans ‘Historic’ Funding to Help Struggling Farmers and Develop New Ag Leaders

  • "The U.S. Department of Agriculture will distribute up to $550 million to expand certain farmers’ access to land, money and markets and to create educational opportunities for the students of higher education institutions that cater to racial and ethnic minorities."

Defense


BreakingDefense – Ahead of shipyard ceremony, Navy and industry advocate for another aircraft carrier ‘block buy’

  • "As preparations here continue to lay the keel for the next Navy ship named the USS Enterprise, the Navy, its prime contractor HII and the industrial supply base have already begun crunching the numbers for a potential “block buy” for another two aircraft carriers."

FedNewsNet – Pentagon plan aims to help avoid civilian deaths in strikes

  • "The Pentagon will set up a new center in the next year to help avoid civilian casualties in military operations around the world through better education and training and increased screening before strikes are launched."


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