Work continues on CMMC rollout amid coronavirus disruption

Work to get the CMMC into contracts and have third-party assessors certified continues, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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DOD warns contractors of taking ‘adversarial’ investments during pandemic

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

"It's critically important that we understand that during this crisis the [Defense Industrial Base] is vulnerable to adversarial capital, so we need to ensure companies can stay in business without losing their technology," said Ellen Lord.

Air Force’s emerging tech supply chain remains strong despite COVID-19

by Jackson Barnett • 5 days ago

For now, the Air Force's emerging technology supply chain remains relatively undisturbed by the COVID-19 epidemic, its head of acquisition said.

Pentagon’s corrective action an attempt to ‘gerrymander’ JEDI in Microsoft’s favor, AWS says

by Billy Mitchell • 6 days ago

Amazon Web Services filed a response opposing the Department of Defense's recent motion to remand the case and re-evaluate parts of its departmentwide enterprise cloud contract.

White House tells agencies to use technology to the ‘greatest extent practicable’ during coronavirus

by Jackson Barnett • 1 week ago

The government needs to "harness" technology like collaboration platforms and chat to continue agency operations, a new OMB memo states.

Agency-approved messaging services adjust to crush of federal telework

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

Federal agencies need more telework capabilities as the coronavirus forces employees to stay home, and companies are noticing a bump in demand.

Pentagon opens bids on 5G prototypes at military bases

by Billy Mitchell • 2 weeks ago

Under the first three solicitations released so far, work will take place at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia; Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington; and Naval Base San Diego, California.

The Army is looking for ideas to stop the coronavirus

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

The COVID-19 illness is seen as a threat to military readiness. The presolicitation notice expresses an interest in predictive modeling that could use artificial intelligence to track the virus's spread.

Primes, subs won’t face the same CMMC security requirements on all contracts

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

CMMC requirements will not be one-size-fits-all for defense contracts, Katie Arrington said. Different parts of the contract will indicate different levels of security needed.

White House, tech industry discuss AI solutions to coronavirus pandemic on ‘initial’ call

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 weeks ago

The Office of Science and Technology Policy challenged companies to come up with solutions for making sense of a vast, new database of scientific publications on the virus.

Court says AWS is ‘likely to succeed’ in JEDI protest

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

In a document made public Friday evening, a federal judge writes that AWS is "likely to succeed on the merits of its argument that the DOD improperly evaluated" Microsoft's bid.

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