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FCW Insider: April 17

Are new regulations needed to shore up protections and transparency in the technology supply chain? Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider suggested such a model model is overdue, but stressed that fundamental questions remain unanswered.  Derek Johnson has the story.

The Defense Department, meanwhile, is pushing to make supply chain security a central part of it's acquisition decisions.  Lauren Williams checks in on what that might mean for contractors. 

The administration has declared quantum computing to be a national priority, and the intelligence community in particular is exploring future uses.  But as Chase Gunter reports, the technology "is still very much in its infancy" and funding has not yet caught up with the hype. 

NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement is evolving into more than just an acquisition vehicle.  Mark Rockwell caught up with SEWP Program Manager Joanne Woytek and details the new services being offered to agencies. 

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 4:28 AM


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