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FCW Insider: Aug. 13

Achieving gains in government IT performance with DevSecOps

Defense agencies in particular are embracing the idea of blending development, security and operations from day one.

Huawei ban looms for contractors

Federal contractors are still facing uncertainty about new rules to get rid of Chinese-made gear.

JAIC to expand ethics team

Jane Pinelis, the JAIC's chief of testing, evaluation, and assessment, said the center is working to expand its ethics team, which is charged with ensuring the Defense Department's AI projects meet ethical standards.

AFGE touts Harris veep pick

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a long record supporting federal union issues and looking to check the power of government and private sector tech surveillance.

Quick Hits

***The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded its $106 million contract for the JAIC’s Joint Common Foundation, which will be used as a developmental environment for testing, validation and fielding AI capabilities across DOD, according to a Aug. 12 blog post. Deloitte was named as the lead system integrator to design and build the system.

*** The Defense Department is looking for businesses and academic institutions that can review and assess DOD's contracting and intellectual property management policies, as well as their effectiveness, on dual-use technology, according to a Aug. 6 contracting notice. The market research includes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and defense laboratories. Responses are due Sept. 18.

Posted by FCW Staff on Aug 13, 2020 at 2:15 AM


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