DOD’s innovation ecosystem is growing, but strict compliance is a barrier, DARPA director says
New requirements for contractors have been added in recent years, including the need to rid their networks of specific Chinese-made technology and to ensure their cybersecurity meets basic DOD standards.
Senate draft of COVID-19 relief bill proposes $1B for Tech Modernization Fund
TMF funding could be back in play, with the Senate draft version of the COVID-19 relief bill adding $1 billion to the fund for agency IT upgrades.
Connolly bashes Senate’s ‘short-sighted’ decision to kill TMF funding mid-pandemic
Connolly said he thought the House and Senate had reached a consensus agreement to fund the Technology Modernization Fund at around $5 billion or $6 billion.
Medicare telehealth expansion gets bipartisan stamp of approval from lawmakers
A bipartisan, bicameral group is urging House and Senate leaders to use end-of-year legislation to permanently expand Medicare coverage of telehealth services.
TikTok could soon be banned from federal devices
The passage of the bill follows in the footsteps of actions several federal agencies have already taken to ban TikTok from use on government devices, including the U.S. Army, TSA, State and DHS.
$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats
The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.