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19 Dec: GSA Delays Final Polaris Solicitation Until Early January

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The General Services Administration has delayed publication of a final request for proposals for the $15 billion Polaris IT contract vehicle until early January. In response to feedback from industry, the agency will now issue a final solicitation for the government wide acquisition contract vehicle (GWAC) in the new year. Contract officials at the…

20 Nov: Pentagon Unveils CMMC 2.0

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The CMMC 2.0 program is an effort to prod the defense industrial base to better protect its networks and controlled unclassified information against cyberattacks and theft by competitors such as China. The original CMMC cybersecurity standards were first unveiled in 2020 during the Trump administration. They included five different security levels that companies would…

24 Oct: Breaking Down The Army’s New Network Plan

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Army wants to be able to freely send data back and forth from its legacy and business systems to the tactical edge. Key to doing that is its strategy to unify tactical and enterprise networks and creating a common “data fabric”. But will it work?  The Army released its Unified Network Plan…

20 Sep: Appian Acquires Leading Process Mining Company

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Digital transformation and the ability to adapt quickly are critical in today’s business environment. That’s why a growing number of companies are adopting process mining, a family of techniques that support the analysis of operational processes of event logs, with the goal of turning event data into insights and actions. In a recent Deloitte…

15 Aug: MODERNIZING ARMY BUSINESS

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Army’s logistics and finance business systems are reaching their end of life, putting us at a crossroads for the next phase of modernization—and it’s coming via Enterprise Business Systems – Convergence. Technology upgrades on the battlefield equip today’s military to fight and win. The time is now to also modernize the Army’s support…

20 Jun: Software Supply Chain Security, Whats Next?

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) President Joe Biden’s recently issued executive order on cybersecurity is expansive, running more than 8,000 words, and covers everything from the adoption of zero-trust architecture to multifactor authentication. However, one of the most anticipated elements of the order concerns the vital issue of software supply chain security.  The topic has always been important…

24 May: Department of Defense Strengthens Its Emphasis on Data

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Defense Department is transforming itself into a data-centric organization, and is tasking its chief data officer with new responsibilities to help it along its way.  In a memo, signed by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, the Pentagon adopted five “data decrees” to “generate transformative proficiency and efficiency gains across the DoD Data…

24 Apr: Why Organizations Need DevSecOps for SAP Now More Than Ever

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Setting DevSecOps goals are a critical component when aligning mission-critical application functionality with businesses’ needs. In an ideal world, this would allow organizations to increase operational speed, automate manual tasks, provide continuous delivery to the company, and keep what matters most protected. However, these goals create challenges for IT, operations and information security teams…

21 Mar: Joint JEDI Award To Microsoft, AWS Could ‘Reduce DoD’s Litigation Risk’

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) As the U.S. Department of Defense continues to face litigation that’s holding up the massive JEDI cloud computing project, options for the DoD include amending the award to incorporate multiple cloud vendors, an expert on government procurement law explained. The Department of Defense selected Microsoft for the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract…