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08/11/2021
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JEDI replacement contract may include marketplace for smaller cloud providers

The Department of Defense‘s new plan to acquire enterprise cloud could include an option for more than just the very largest cloud companies to provide services, a top IT official said Tuesday. Jackson Barnett has the details.


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GAO denies Salient's protest of US Patent Office's $2B IT contracts

The Government Accountability Office has denied Salient CRGT’s protest of five contracts worth $2 billion awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for IT modernization, in a decision released Monday. Dave Nyczepir has the story.


Senate passes $1T infrastructure bill

The bill includes $100 million for a cyberattack response and recovery fund, and $21 million in funding for recruitment at the new Office of the National Cyber Director. John Hewitt Jones has this one.


Senators propose AI training for federal acquisition workforce

A bipartisan duo of senators introduced a bill that would increase the federal acquisition workforce’s understanding of artificial intelligence by creating a training program for them on the risks and benefits of the technology. Dave Nyczepir has this also.


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How precise email analysis reduces healthcare ransomware threats

When healthcare organizations face ransomware attacks, it’s the patient who ultimately pays the price. Proofpoint’s cybersecurity leader, Ryan Witt says that though organizations have built up an ecosystem of security tools, employees and business associates often pose the greatest risk if they inadvertently fall victim to phishing emails. He explains how data-informed cyber defense strategies help to mitigate the risk of email-based attacks. Read more from Witt.


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How the pandemic served as catalyst for advancing zero trust

Cyber leaders from the U.S. Marine Corps and Splunk highlight how agency assumptions about risk and requirements have changed for the better in the wake of the pandemic. But it has also meant agencies need to devote greater attention to implementing zero trust architecture into their IT operations. Read more from the executives.


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