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FCW Insider: April 14, 2021

House Oversight presses for details on TMF repayment plans

A group of House Democrats is asking administrators of the revolving Technology Modernization Fund how they will make sure its payback mechanisms don't "atrophy" after the massive surge in money from the American Rescue Plan.

IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

Microsoft patches new Exchange CVEs, credits NSA with discovery

The new vulnerabilities found in Exchange servers running on-premises are separate from zero-day exploits discovered and announced in March.

IC warns that U.S. adversaries are ramping up cyber attacks

The worldwide threat assessment by the U.S. intelligence community comes one day before the heads of several agencies are scheduled to testify during open and closed session to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Biden taps former Obama defense policy chief as Army secretary

The White House announced plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon’s former top policy official, to be the first woman as Army secretary.

Quick Hits

*** The Federal Communications Commission is asking the public to download and run its Speed Test app on their mobile and home wireless devices, with the goal of collecting more reliable and comprehensive data on high-speed broadband access across the U.S. GCN has more.

*** The Army has pulled back its solicitation for a $161.1 million human resources application development contract to rework the bid after getting complaints from several bidders including the incumbent. Washington Technology has the detaisl.

*** Artificial intelligence leaders from the Defense Innovation Unit, General Services Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Department of Agriculture will present at FCW's April 21 AI Workshop. See the full agenda and register here.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 14, 2021 at 3:06 AM


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