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What CMMC will mean for defense contractors

Katie Arrington, DOD's chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment, said the impending unified cybersecurity certification for contractors could allow for some FedRAMP reciprocity.

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Amazon to protest JEDI loss

Citing "unmistakable bias," the cloud giant plans to sue the Department of Defense in the Court of Federal Claims to seek reconsideration of the award to Microsoft in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

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ODNI says it does not collect geolocation data under Patriot Act

Intelligence agencies say they haven't used a controversial surveillance law to collect cell location data since a landmark Supreme Court case last year, but reserve the right to do so in the future.

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Navy CIO talks innovation, cybersecurity and CMMC

Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo.

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DHS wants better coordination on ICS security

A top cyber official at the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is looking across industrial sectors and federal agencies when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats.

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New stopgap bill expected to keep government open through Dec. 20

Congress appears poised to pass a continuing resolution funding the government through Dec. 20 to avoid a government shutdown ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Chad Wolf poised to take over DHS

The Senate confirmed Wolf as undersecretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, clearing the way for him to advance to replace Kevin McAleenan as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

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Focus on compute, not cloud, says GSA official

Agencies have to put data center and cloud optimization plans together to come to cohesive solution for computing, said agency and industry experts.

Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  at Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Air Force gears up for first 'connect-a-thon'

Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head, said one of the best ways to prove budget needs to Congress is to show effects in the first event that centers around virtually connecting aircraft platforms.

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Alan Thomas to advise investment firm on tech

The General Services Administration's former top acquisition service official has a new job at an investment firm's cloud and cyber solutions company.

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Cryptocurrency tracking improves -- but how?

The IRS and other tax enforcement agencies are touting big improvements in tracing the use of cryptocurrencies in tax evasion and other criminal schemes. They just don't want to talk about how.

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