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Updated FISMA guidance puts new reporting mandates on agencies

Updated guidance from OMB outlines timelines and deliverables for reporting security incidents, information sharing and vulnerability scans of federal systems and websites.

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House passes new stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

House and Senate appropriators are hopeful they can work out their remaining differences on spending bills in the period after the Thanksgiving recess and before the new continuing resolution expires.

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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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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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Time for shutdown prep, says key trade group

Even though another federal government shutdown might not be in the cards, contractors shouldn’t be complacent, according to the Professional Services Council.

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Thrift Board backs China investment over lawmakers' objections

Despite criticism from multiple U.S. Senators, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board affirmed a move to invest in an index fund that includes Chinese state-owned companies.

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Report: election vendors need more federal oversight

A virtual oligopoly over voting technology by three private vendors and a lack of federal regulatory pressure has led to dangerous security vulnerabilities in the nation's election infrastructure, according to a new report.

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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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Vendors roll with GSA changes

Vendors say they are OK with some of GSA's moves to acquisition interfaces and contract consolidation.

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Oracle pushes ahead with JEDI appeal

After Microsoft's win in the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract, Oracle is still looking for a court to force the contract to be rebid.

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