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An exit interview with Renee Wynn

As NASA CIO Renee Wynn gets set to retire from government after 30 years of service, she caught up with FedScoop for a one-on-one interview to recount her tenure as IT chief of the nation’s space agency — some of which didn’t quite go as expected. She also described what her successor will face as she departs, and explained what she’ll miss the most in leaving government. She also gave a clue to what might come next in her career. "The space economy is blossoming right now," Wynn said. "And it’d be interesting to see where that goes." Billy Mitchell interviewed Wynn.

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Overstock pulls e-marketplace protest

Overstock.com has pulled its pre-award bid protest of the General Services Administration's plan to launch commercial e-marketplace pilots. The internet retailer withdrew the protest without explanation 10 days after GSA responded with its agency report. In the protest, filed in January, Overstock cited ambiguous terms that could restrict competition and insufficient time for companies to respond. Now GSA, barring any other protests or setbacks, is free to move forward awarding the pilot. Dave Nyczepir has more on the withdrawn protest.

TRANSCOM excited for CMMC

The U.S. Transportation Command is excited by the prospect of using the Department of Defense's new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to finally help mitigate risks from its supply chain. “When confronted with an advanced persistent threat actor, I don’t think any of our commercial providers are in a position to protect themselves,” Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Lyons acknowledged the even though the command has seen “progress” in strengthening cybersecurity language in contracts, it has no way of verifying the contract requirements are being followed as cybersecurity measures are still self-assessed by contractors. “CMMC will do significant good in that area,” he said. The general also commented on the importance of data and data sharing during Tuesday's hearing. More on TRANSCOM's IT developments.

The truth about DevOps

DevOps may be a big buzzword around government, but in reality, it's still a “small pilot effort on a handful of applications,” according to a new ACT-IAC white paper. One reason this is, the paper says: DevOps has agencies seek potential solutions earlier in the development process than traditional procurement, when specific requirements aren’t known, which makes evaluating contracts more challenging. ACT-IAC’s DevOps Working Group compiled the paper from survey results and hundreds of conversations with government officials. It includes case studies from agencies six agencies: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, IRS, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Park Service, and National Science Foundation. Dave has more from ACT-IAC.

Pentagon sets AI principles

The Pentagon announced Monday that it has officially adopted principles to guide its use of artificial intelligence. The principles come from recommendations the Defense Innovation Board passed along last October to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The framework focuses on ensuring the military can retain full control and understanding over how machines make decisions, Department of Defense IT leaders told reporters Monday. “We believe the nation that successfully implements AI principles will lead in AI for many years,” said Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the director of the Joint AI Center. Jackson Barnett has more.

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