• Joshua Duvall

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.


Cyber


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."

VA


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."

Small Biz


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."

Defense


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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