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20 Dec: SolarWinds: The Hunt to Figure Out Who Was Breached

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Russian hacking group suspected of leveraging a tainted SolarWinds software update to infiltrate as many as 18,000 organizations is presenting a forensics challenge unlike any other. To ensnare such a large group of private companies, government agencies and organizations is the equivalent of factory ocean trawler scraping the seabed. The question now for…


24 Nov: The IRS wants its own version of ‘The Sims’

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The IRS wants to play “The Sims” at work. Well, it’s own version of the popular life-simulation video game, that is. According to a new request for information posted last April by the tax agency, it’s asking industry for its own, IRS mission-specific version of the game. The IRS is looking for an “interactive…


15 Oct: DOD Releases Long-Awaited Data Strategy

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Defense Department has released its first enterprise-wide data strategy. The 14-page document released Oct. 8 outlines the basis for what will become the DOD’s data commandments to apply to “the entire Department of Defense, and its data, on whichever systems that information resides.” DOD outlined seven principles in the data strategy, which include…


27 Sep: CMMC is coming. Are you ready?

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification has undergone an interagency review as part of a rulemaking process needed to make CMMC a part of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, and it will head into an open comment period once an interim rule is published. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will soon be…


20 Aug: Transforming federal procure-to-pay processes with proven automation solutions

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) For as long as government acquisition professionals can recall, there have been two long-standing complaints about the process. Program offices complain that the procurement process is long, confusing, and fraught with revisions and requests for additional information. Contracting officers complain that they never receive complete information, have to continually request revisions and additional documentation,…

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