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05/19/2021
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37 defense contractors affected by SolarWinds hack

Dozens of defense industrial base companies were impacted in the recent, sweeping SolarWinds hack that wreaked havoc on the private and public sectors. The announcement came in congressional testimony Tuesday as DOD is trying to secure its supply chain from hackers under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Rear Adm. William Chase, the deputy principal cyber advisor for the DOD, said there's a chance if CMMC was in place then, it could've prevented or mitigated the effects of the attack. Jackson Barnett has the news.


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Gov Actually takes on the pipeline hack

Gov Actually is back with a new episode diving into the Colonial Pipeline hack and the government's response in its aftermath. Marty Edwards, vice president of operational technology at Tenable, joined the podcast to discuss the hack, the possibility of more attacks on critical infrastructure and how the government is responding to these massive incidents that have real consequences across the nation’s most vital institutions. Listen now!


National lab helping agencies with COVID-19 data efforts

An office within the Argonne National Lab has developed a series of data tools to help agencies identify where the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are most severe. The National Preparedness Analytics Center spent the last year gathering data from agencies and private sources used to create interactive indices, analyses and maps made public on May 12. About 20 agencies across the public sector have used the tools to plan their COVID-19 response down to the county and demographic levels, and in the coming months they’ll help monitor pandemic recovery over time. Dave Nyczepir has the story.


WATCH: Leaders talk IT modernization

During FedScoop's 2021 IT Modernization Summit, top tech leaders sat down to discuss trends in IT modernization, how the pandemic impacted transformation and what's ahead. Today, see exclusive, new video interviews with:


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How automation tools add resiliency to DOD’s IT workforce

The continuous rotation of officers and enlisted personnel is a vital to maintaining military readiness. So is preserving institutional knowledge of the DOD’s IT systems with a culture of personnel rotations. That is why military leaders should be looking more proactively at automation technology that performs repeatable tasks and reduces the risks and costs associated with staff turnover, say IT leaders in a new FedScoop report. Read more.


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