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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


  • "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


  • "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


  • "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


  • "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."

  • "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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