GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (9/13–17)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers updates on the DoD's CMMC program, NGA's GEOINT strategy, OPM's push for IT modernization, and vaccine mandate for contractors.
FedScoop – NDAA amendment seeks clarity over cost of cybersecurity regime for small businesses
"A new amendment to the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act would require the Department of Defense to give Congress an estimate of how much new cybersecurity regulations are expected to cost small businesses."
Inside Cybersecurity – Pentagon internal review delays plans to release CMMC final rule in September
"The Defense Department is not planning to release the final rule cementing the implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in September, due to an ongoing internal review expected to conclude toward the end of 2021."
NextGov – Auditors, Contractors Hang in the Balance as Defense Overhauls Cybersecurity Certification Program
"Hundreds of individuals have paid for their place in line to take an exam that would qualify them to perform cybersecurity assessments of defense contractors that may no longer be necessary after the department reexamines its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program."
FedNewsNet – New GEOINT strategy will direct agencies to look at commercial services first
"A forthcoming strategy will direct agencies looking for geospatial intelligence sources to use services offered by commercial companies before they consider government capabilities, according to a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency official."
FedScoop – OPM pushes for IT modernization working capital fund
"The Office of Personnel Management says it supports the idea of starting a working capital fund to finance its backlog of necessary IT modernization projects if given congressional approval."
GovExec – Questions Linger on Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors
"Contracting experts have additional questions about the vaccine mandate for federal contractors ahead of the supplemental guidance expected to be released later this month."
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