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FCW Insider: July 16

Contractors will be facing big changes and tight timelines when DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification goes live next year. Derek Johnson reports on how the defense industrial base is adapting. 

Another change, meanwhile, should make this fall's buying season a bit easier for federal agencies.  Mark Rockwell details a small-yet-significant amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Army researchers have developed a cyber agility framework that could help train defensive cyber operators. Lauren C. Williams has the story

And Matt Goodrich, who for years was the face of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, is leaving the General Services Administration for the private sector.  Mark has more

Quick Hits

Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman wonders if Oracle's lost protest of the Defense Department's JEDI cloud contract strategy now lays the groundwork for future litigation.  Read more here

U.S. Cyber Command is in the market for a new financial management systems, and has additional details in a newly updated solicitation

Time is running out for Government Innovation Award nominations.  Submit your picks today for individual Rising Stars, Public Sector Innovations and Industry Innovators

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 12:48 AM


  • Defense
    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.

  • Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

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