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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


  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

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