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GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (8/23–27)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers GSA Polaris, a WeWork contract, the Army's $10 billion IT products solicitation, JEDI lessons learned, zero trust, Pentagon's IT modernization, and a NIST framework for secure software.



GSA


GSA.gov – Polaris Update - August 2021

  • "The Polaris Team is providing an updated set of responses and comments to questions from industry on the draft Request for Proposal (RFP). We received your feedback and want to share responses to some of the most frequently asked questions."

Commercial Observer – WeWork Awarded First $10M Federal Coworking Contract

  • "The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) — the federal agency responsible for finding workspaces for government employees — has contracted WeWork and four other coworking providers for $10 million to provide flexible office space to government agencies and workers."


Defense


WashTech – Army unveils solicitation for $10B IT product contract

  • "The Army has officially kicked off the bidding on its potential $10 billion, multiple-award “ITES-4H” contract for acquiring enterprise IT products from industry."

National Defense – Death of the JEDI: Pentagon Learning from Terminated Cloud Initiative

  • "When the Pentagon announced the cancelation of its highest-profile cloud computing initiative in July, not many were surprised. The lucrative Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, better known as JEDI, didn’t make sense from a business perspective, said Alex Rossino, an advisory research analyst at Deltek. 'It didn’t make sense on any level, honestly.'"

BreakingDefense – DoD Launches New Zero-Trust Security Portfolio Office; CIO Talks Priorities

  • "The Pentagon will create a new portfolio office this fall to manage the Defense Department’s zero-trust architecture program, acting DoD Chief Information Officer John Sherman announced today."

FedNewsNet – Pentagon putting more data behind IT modernization decisions

  • "As the Defense Department digs out of its mound of technical debt, the office of the chief information officer is ensuring military services and defense agencies receive value for these new investments. DoD is implementing a revamped approach to IT portfolio management to better connect investments to mission requirements."


Cyber


NextGov – White House Tasks NIST with Producing Another Cybersecurity Framework

  • "The National Institute of Standards and Technology will work with major tech and insurance companies to create a new framework to help companies build more secure software, according to a White House release."


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