GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (9/19–23)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers cyber guidance from CISA and NSA, VA's EHR, Senate's last minute SBIR vote, and Space Development Agency to remain independent under Space Force.
NextGov – CISA, NSA Guidance Tries to Reduce Alternatives for Securing Industrial Control Systems
"Federal agencies issued guidance they hope will help streamline and ease the decision-making process for owners of critical infrastructure to start protecting industrial control systems from an increasing probability of cyberattack."
FCW – VA official has 'deep concerns' about agency's electronic health record project
"Senators pressed officials from the Veterans Affairs Department to address cost and usability issues hindering the rollout of VA’s multi-billion dollar Oracle-Cerner Millennium electronic health record system during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies hearing on Wednesday."
FedNewsNet – Senate pulls SBIR back from brink of sunsetting
"The Small Business Innovation Research program is a big step further away from ending. The Senate passed a three-year authorization of SBIR and the Small Business Technology Transfer Research program by unanimous consent on Sept. 20."
BreakingDefense – Space Development Agency chief clears up ‘confusion’ about where his agency is going
"Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear wants to get one thing perfectly straight about the upcoming transfer of his agency into the Space Force: SDA will continue to function as an independent agency with no substantive changes to how it currently does its work."
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