GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (9/4–8)
This week's Weekly Debrief covers HHS and cybersecurity, USPS network modernization, small business scorecards, commercial space strategies, and GAO report on transparency in SLS costs.
Health and Human Services
"The Department of Health and Human Services is expanding its real-time threat intelligence operations and improving information sharing with key federal agencies as part of an effort to enhance its preventative cybersecurity capabilities, according to the agency's top tech official."
"A longtime member of the Postal Service’s regulatory body is defending a recent probe into sweeping network changes central to USPS’s 10-year reform plan. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has rebuffed the regulator’s public inquiry into USPS network modernization plans, telling lawmakers that the probe will 'put this whole plan in jeopardy.'"
"A new effort by the Senate is seeking to fix much of what’s wrong with federal small business contracting. And at the same time, hold agencies leadership more accountable for supporting an ever-shrinking industrial base. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Small Business Committee, wants to end what she calls too many “easy As” on the Small Business Administration’s annual scorecard by limiting the credit agencies can receive for awards to small firms and by revamping the goaling structure."
"For the past several years, Defense Department and Intelligence Community (IC) leaders have been vocally touting their determination to take better advantage of cutting-edge commercial space technology — with a handful of studies, strategies and experiments in various stages of completion, including a new commercial acquisition strategy that Pentagon sources say is now on the desk of Space Force chief Gen. Chance Saltzman."
"The Government Accountability Office called on NASA to be more transparent about the costs of the Space Launch System rocket, a vehicle senior agency officials acknowledged risked becoming 'unaffordable.'"
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